Iraq

October 30, 2000

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Iraq has moved closer to banning the use of US dollars in the country following the Council of Ministers’ economic affairs committee’s decision to prohibit all state institutions from dealing in the U

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Iraq will switch to the euro to price UN-authorised oil exports from November 1 as planned, Oil Minister Amer al-Rashid said Sunday, pressuring the United Nations to give its verdict on the move.

October 29, 2000

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At least 45 Arab and European countries are set to take part in Baghdad's international fair opening Wednesday.

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Iraq will go ahead with its plan to switch to the euro for its UN-authorized oil exports from November 1.

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According to diplomats on October 27th, a ten-page UN report detailing the risks of Iraq’s proposal to conduct all oil sales in euros or any other European currency, rather than in dollars, will not p

October 28, 2000

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Kuwait's emir said Saturday the regime in Baghdad still shows "aggressive and evil intentions" against the emirate which Iraq invaded in 1990.

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Planes from Egypt, Turkey and Ukraine were expected to arrive in Baghdad on Saturday in defiance of a decade-old UN air embargo.

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Iraq is witnessing a high rise in patriotic tape sales due to the Al Aqsa Intifada.

October 27, 2000

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Diplomats played down fears Friday that Iraq might halt oil exports unless the United Nations agrees to bill purchasers in euros rather than dollars.

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Iraq on Friday urged Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat not to meet with US President Bill Clinton, whom it accused of wanting to harm the upcoming Isla

October 26, 2000

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Technicians have begun working to convert Iraqi military planes into civilian aircraft ahead of resuming international and domestic services.

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Russia's Vnukovo Airlines said it would organize a humanitarian flight to Baghdad on Friday.

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There is a "serious possibility" that Iraqi oil exports could be halted next week over Baghdad's demand that buyers pay in euros from November 1.

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The price of oil spiked upwards again towards 32 dollars a barrel on Thursday following a report that Iraq could soon halt crude deliveries because of

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French Foreign Minister Hubert Vedrine said that there can be no forward movement on the Iraqi impasse until the government accepts the implementation