- SADDAM HUSSEIN VERSUS THE UNITED NATIONS - - AGAIN VOA 31 October 1997 -- IRAQ'S MILITARY DICTATOR SADDAM HUSSEIN IS ONCE AGAIN IN A CONFRONTATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS AND - - BY EXTENSION - - WITH THE UNITED STATES.
- UNSCOM TO RESUME NORMAL OPERATIONS IN IRAQ USING AMERICANS USIA 31 October 1997
- U.S. AND U.N. TO SADDAM: COMPLY WITH U.N. RESOLUTIONS USIA 30 October 1997
- U.S. WANTS IRAQ TO REVERSE DECISION 'UNCONDITIONALLY, IMMEDIATELY' USIA 30 October 1997
- IRAQ / BRITAIN VOA 30 October 1997 -- THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS WARNED IRAQ OF POSSIBLE MILITARY ACTION IF IT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH U-N WEAPONS INSPECTIONS.
- U-S/IRAQ VOA 30 October 1997 -- THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION HAS WELCOMED THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL'S CONDEMNATION OF IRAQ'S MOVE TO EXPEL AMERICAN MEMBERS OF U-N WEAPONS INSPECTION TEAMS.
- 30-10-97 U.S. WANTS IRAQ TO REVERSE DECISION 'UNCONDITIONALLY, IMMEDIATELY'
- TEXT: U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL STATEMENT ON IRAQ USIA 29 October 1997
- UNSCOM SUSPENDS OPERATIONS IN IRAQ USIA 29 October 1997
- RICHARDSON WARNS IRAQ TO COOPERATE WITH UN ARMS INSPECTORS USIA 29 October 1997
- TEXT: RUBIN STATEMENT, IRAQI REGIME ANNOUNCEMENT ON UNSCOM USIA 29 October 1997
- 29-10-97 RICHARDSON WARNS IRAQ TO COOPERATE WITH UN ARMS INSPECTORS
- 29-10-97 TEXT: RUBIN STATEMENT, IRAQI REGIME ANNOUNCEMENT ON UNSCOM
- [EXCERPT] U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing -- 24 October 1997 -- IRAQ UN Security Council Resolution vote on sanctions
- IRAQ SANCTIONS VOTE VOA 23 October 1997 -- A LESS THAN UNIFIED UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL THURSDAY THREATENED TO IMPOSE A TRAVEL BAN ON SENIOR IRAQI OFFICIALS WHO CONTINUE TO BLOCK THE WORK OF U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS. THE VOTE WAS 10 TO NOTHING -- WITH THREE OF THE FIVE PERMANENT MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL ABSTAINING.
- TEXT: U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 1134 ON IRAQ USIA 23 October 1997
- SECURITY COUNCIL PAVES WAY FOR TRAVEL BAN ON IRAQI OFFICIALS USIA 23 October 1997
- U.S. EXPECTS STRONG STANCE AGAINST IRAQ USIA 22 October 1997
- 22-10-97 U.S. EXPECTS STRONG STANCE AGAINST IRAQ
- IRAQ COMPROMISE VOA 22 October 1997 -- THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL MAY HAVE REACHED AN ACCEPTABLE COMPROMISE ON IMPOSING TRAVEL BANS AGAINST IRAQI OFFICIALS BECAUSE OF BAGHDAD'S FAILURE TO COOPERATE FULLY WITH U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS.
- SECURITY COUNCIL URGED TO STAND FIRM ON IRAQI COMPLIANCE USIA 16 October 1997
- IRAQ / NUKES VOA 16 October 1997 -- IAED DIRECTOR-GENERAL HANS BLIX SAYS THE ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY HAS DESTROYED EVERYTHING IT FOUND RELATED TO PAST NUCLEAR PROGRAMS IN IRAQ AND CONTINUES TO MONITOR THE COUNTRY. BUT MR. BLIX CAUTIONS THERE IS ALWAYS THE POSSIBLITY THAT SOME ITEMS HAVE BEEN CONCEALED -- SUCH AS COMPONENTS OF CENTRIFUGE MACHINES THAT ENRICH URANIUM USED IN NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
- [EXCERPT] Defense Department News Briefing 14 October 1997 - Update about whether or not the periodic violations of Iraq of the no-fly zones have continued, and what difference the arrival of the aircraft carrier NIMITZ has made.
- 'OIL-FOR-FOOD' DEAL IMPROVES OVERALL FOOD SITUATION IN IRAQ, BUT MALNUTRITION REMAINS SERIOUS PROBLEM, SAYS REPORT OF FAO/WFP MISSION 10 October 1997 Press Release FAO/3649 WFP/1045 -- Although there has been some improvement in the overall food supply situation following the implementation of Security Council resolution 986 (1995), malnutrition still remains a serious problem throughout Iraq, according to the latest joint assessment mission by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).
- U-S / IRAQ NO-FLY ZONE VOA 10 October 1997 -- U-S DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM COHEN WARNED IRAQ THURSDAY THAT ITS PILOTS WILL BEAR THE CONSEQUENCES IF THEY CONTINUE TO TEST THE NO-FLY ZONE IN SOUTHERN IRAQ PATROLLED BY THE UNITED STATES, BRITAIN AND FRANCE.
- [EXCERPT] Defense Department News Briefing 09 October 1997 - The NIMITZ battle group will be on station and ready to fly in the area sometime this weekend. In the mean time the Air Expeditionary Force -- 22 Air Force planes in Bahrain supplemented by two B-1 bombers who will stay on for awhile.
- [EXCERPT] U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing -- 09 October 1997 -- IRAQ Violation of UN Resolutions; UNSCOM inspectors' report; UN Res 1111 & SC response Reported oil smuggling; leakage in UN sanctions via Iranian waters toward the UAE; consultations w/UK, potential additional measures, multilateral interdiction force efforts No-fly zone violations; USS Nimitz deployment to Persian Gulf; coordinated response 6-7 Consultations w/ Turkey on problems with Iraq IRAN Explanation to Iran of US actions re Iraq, accelerated carrier deployment to Gulf Annual Iranian naval exercises in northern Gulf No change in US policy on bilateral relations, containment of Iran & Iraq
- U.N. SAYS IRAQ STILL MISLEADING WEAPONS INSPECTORS 08 October 1997 (UNSCOM reports on problems, progress in destroying Iraqi weapons)
- IRAQ/NEW REPORT VOA 07 October 1997 -- THE CHIEF U-N WEAPONS INSPECTOR FOR IRAQ SAYS BAGHDAD IS STILL IMPEDING THE SEARCH FOR BANNED MATERIALS AND THE SECURITY COUNCIL SHOULD INSIST ON ITS COOPERATION.
- TURKEY / IRAQ VOA 05 October 1997 -- TURKEY'S CROSS-BORDER MILITARY OFFENSIVE AGAINST KURDISH REBELS IN NORTHERN IRAQ HAS ENTERED ITS THIRD WEEK WITH WHAT APPEARS TO BE RENEWED AIR STRIKES AGAINST THE REBELS.
- FAO/WFP FOOD SUPPLY AND NUTRITION ASSESSMENT MISSION TO IRAQ 3 October 1997 -- Malnutrition still remains a serious problem throughout the country and the Mission widely observed cases of marasmus and kwashiorkor. Moreover, although food rations under SCR 986 will provide a significant proportion of overall energy and protein needs, the provisions are low or deficient in a number of other nutrients. Of major importance is the severe deterioration of the water and sanitation system in Iraq.
- IRAQ INSPECTIONS VOA 02 October 1997 -- U-N OFFICIALS ARE REPORTING MORE TROUBLE FOR WEAPONS INPECTORS IN IRAQ. BAGHDAD APPARENTLY BLOCKED THEIR ACCESS TO THREE SITES DURING THE PAST WEEK.
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