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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


14 September 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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  • Transcript: Secretary Rumsfeld Media Availability at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky 14 Sep 2004 -- Q: Secretary, Secretary Powell -- Secretary of State Powell, recently on NBC's "Meet the Press" said that he found - wanted to set the record straight once and for all. There were no weapons of mass destruction and he found no correlation between 9/11 and the former Iraqi regime. My question to you, sir, is do you agree with that statement?
    SEC. RUMSFELD: Yes. (...) But it's a clear fact that the deposits of weapons of mass destruction have not been found since the end of the war - end of the major combat operations.

  • Transcript: New Priorities for U.S. Assistance Under the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund (IRRF) US Dept. of State 14 Sep 2004 -- Marc Grossman , Under Secretary for Political Affairs, On-The-Record Briefing
  • U.S. Calls for More International Security Aid for Iraq Washington File 14 Sep 2004 -- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Danforth urged nations to "contribute to the future of Iraq by providing financial assistance and troops to provide security for the U.N. in Iraq," September 14.
  • U.S. Increases Spending in Iraq for Security, Election Preparations Washington File 14 Sep 2004 -- The United States is adjusting its financial assistance to Iraq to allocate greater funds to training Iraqi security forces, preparing for the elections in January and stimulating economic growth and job creation, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Marc Grossman said in Washington September 14.
  • U.S. Urges World to Provide Security for Iraq's Elections Washington File 14 Sep 2004 -- The security situation in Iraq remains fragile, attacks are persistent, and lives continue to be lost, but the setbacks "only strengthen our resolve," U.S. Ambassador John Danforth said September 14, urging nations to contribute troops and money to provide security so the United Nations can return to Iraq, especially to help with upcoming elections.
  • US/IRAQ AID VOA 14 Sep 2004 -- The Bush administration Tuesday said it is reallocating nearly three-and-a-half billion dollars in aid money for Iraq to bolster security and generate new jobs in advance of elections to be held there in January.

United Nations

  • UN / Iraq VOA 14 Sep 2004 -- The United States and Iraq have issued an appeal at the U.N. Security Council for more help in establishing a democratically elected government in Baghdad. But the plea was received in silence.
  • 'Vicious cycle of violence' undermining UN efforts to rebuild Iraq - top envoy UN News Centre 14 Sep 2004 -- Noting that the "vicious cycle of violence" was continuing even as he addressed the Security Council today, the top United Nations envoy for Iraq warned that lack of security was halting efforts to rebuild the country and undermining the world body's efforts to assist in elections set for January.

Reconstruction Issues

  • NATO/IRAQ VOA 14 Sep 2004 -- Interim Iraqi President Ghazi al-Yawer says elections in his country should be held as planned in January despite mounting violence, unless the United Nations says it is not possible.
  • IRAQ: Election preparations continue amid insecurity IRIN 14 Sep 2004 -- As election preparations continue in a heavily guarded office in Baghdad, residents around the city struggle to come to grips with the violence of recent days.

Foreign Reactions

  • Iraq: Turkey Warns U.S. Over Deaths Of Turkoman Civilians RFE/RL 14 Sep 2004 -- Turkey has warned the United States it could halt cooperation in Iraq after a U.S. offensive last week against insurgents in the northern town of Tal Afar reportedly resulted in the deaths of scores of ethnic Turkoman civilians. Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul told Turkish television that "if things continue in this way, we told [the United States] very clearly that Turkey's cooperation on matters concerning Iraq will come to an end."

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