Iraq Watch

September 17, 2000

03:00 GMT
A Russian aircraft defying UN sanctions flew into Baghdad's international airport on Sunday carrying senior oil executives.
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US Defense Secretary William Cohen says US forces in the Gulf are fully prepared to stop any aggressive action by Iraq.
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A Russian official said that UN sanctions on Iraq do not apply to commercial flights, in Aerflots plans to start commercial flights to Iraq.
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Iraq says three rockets fired by Iranian agents hit houses in Baghdad before dawn on Sunday, wounding one civilian.
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Egypt and Iraq have signed an electricity cooperation deal. The agreement allows for an exchange of skills and information concerning the upkeep of po
03:00 GMT
Oman has asked the UN Security Council to lift economic sanctions imposed 10 years ago against Iraq to reduce the suffering of the Iraqi people.

September 14, 2000

03:00 GMT
Iraq has commissioned a study into replacing the dollar with the Euro for foreign trade transactions.
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New Iraqi ambassador to Russia, Munzir Duri, hails relations between the two countries Wednesday, as Russia's largest airline, Aeroflot, announced its
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Oil Minister Amer Mohammed Rashid says a shortage of equipment and spare parts has forced Iraq to abandon plans to raise its oil output to 3.4 million

September 13, 2000

03:00 GMT
A Kurdish faction says it will withdraw armed militias from the main northern Iraqi towns it controls in a move towards normalizing relations with its

September 12, 2000

03:00 GMT
Iraq has started construction on the country's third free trade zone on the Syrian border in its efforts to boost international trade.
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A newspaper has charged that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is increasing his support for the Iranian opposition People's Mujahedeen in a bid to destabil
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French Foreign Minister Hubert Vedrine and Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tarek Aziz have met in New York, but were unable to move beyond outlining their

September 7, 2000

03:00 GMT
An official Iraqi newspaper has accused the chief of the Arab League of siding against Baghdad.
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Baghdad says it was considering leasing airplanes with a mind to resuming flights 10 years after they were stopped because of sanctions imposed on Ira