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Iraq Special Weapons News - May 2001



  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 4, Number 18 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 25 May 2001 -- QUSAY SADDAM'S DEPUTY IN BA'TH MILITARY BUREAU / UN SECURITY COUNCIL TO TAKE UP U.K. SANCTIONS PROPOSAL / SADDAM REJECTS 'SMART SANCTIONS.' / BA'TH PARTY SEES PARIS BEHIND 'SMART SANCTIONS.' / INC SAYS 'SMART SANCTIONS' COULD HELP SADDAM MORE THAN PEOPLE / SYRIA EXERCISING 'EXTREME CAUTION' ON 'SMART SANCTIONS.' / TATARSTAN SEEKS EXPANDED TRADE WITH BAGHDAD / UKRAINE OPENS EMBASSY IN BAGHDAD / SUDAN EXPRESSES 'FULL SUPPORT' FOR IRAQ / RUSSIAN TRUCKMAKER SELLS TRUCKS TO IRAQ / MOSCOW SAYS IRAQI CRISIS MUST BE SETTLED BY POLITICAL MEASURES / SYRIAN PRIME MINISTER NOT VISITING BAGHDAD / U.S., BARZANI BLOCK IRAQ-TURKEY 'ECONOMIC, MILITARY' BRIDGE / PRAGUE EXPELS SADDAM'S 'SUPERSPY.' / TURKISH TRADE DELEGATION IN KURDISTAN / IRAQI MARSHLANDS ALMOST EXTINCT / KURDS MEET FAO OFFICIALS IN ROME / BARZANI REJECTS EU PLAN TO REPATRIATE KURDS
  • ONW aircraft fired upon and targeted by radar May 23, 2001 -- Iraqi forces threatened Operation Northern Watch (ONW) coalition aircraft today. Iraqi forces fired anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) from sites north and west of Mosul while ONW aircraft conducted routine enforcement of the Northern No-Fly Zone. Coalition aircraft were also targeted by Iraqi radar.
  • COALITION AIRCRAFT STRIKE SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE SITE May 18, 2001 -- In response to recent Iraqi hostile threats against Coalition aircraft monitoring the Southern No-Fly Zone, Operation SOUTHERN WATCH Coalition aircraft used precision-guided weapons today to strike a surface to air missile site in southern Iraq at approximately 3:45 a.m. EST.
  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 4, Number 17 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 18 May 2001 -- BAGHDAD SAYS U.S. TOP SPONSOR OF TERRORISM / TARIQ AZIZ SEES SMART SANCTIONS AS INEVITABLE... / ...BUT RAMADAN SAYS NO UN INSPECTORS WILL BE ALLOWED / APP ACCUSES BAGHDAD OF TRAFFICKING IN BODY PARTS / 'UDAY HAS ANOTHER FOOTBALL PLAYER PUNISHED / SYRIAN INTERESTS OFFICE TO OPEN IN BAGHDAD / JORDAN SEES IRAQI TIES AS 'STRATEGIC.' / IRAQ, IRAN MAY RESUME AIR LINKS / SCIRI HEAD PRAISES KUWAIT / IRAQ ACQUIRES VIETNAMESE BUSES / KDP HAS NO PROBLEMS WITH TURKMENS / ANKARA REJECTS IDEA OF KURDISH STATE IN NORTHERN IRAQ / IRAQI KURDS ASSURED OF U.S. PROTECTION / KURDISTAN ELECTRIC POWER NETWORK EXPANDS / CHALDEAN CHURCH HOLDS CONGRESS IN BAGHDAD
  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 4, Number 16 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 11 May 2001 -- IRAQ WARNS TURKEY AGAINST 'SMART SANCTIONS.' / IRAQ EXPANDS COOPERATION WITH JORDAN AND SYRIA / BAGHDAD RAILWAY ROLLS AGAIN / SADDAM PROMISES 'INFINITE' SUPPORT FOR PALESTINIANS / SADDAM SEEKS TO BOOST OIL PRODUCTION... / ...AND PHARMACEUTICAL OUTPUT / SADDAM NAMES EX-INTELLIGENCE HEAD BAGHDAD GOVERNOR / ZHIRINOVSKY REASSERTS MOSCOW'S SUPPORT FOR IRAQ / SERBIAN SOCIALIST LEADER HAILS SADDAM AND IRAQ / CUBAN LEADER SAYS U.S. VIOLATES HUMAN RIGHTS / BELARUS TO OPEN TRACTOR FACTORY IN IRAQ / BELGIAN PEACE FORUM SEEKS TO END IRAQI SUFFERING / IRAQI ATTACK AGAINST KURDISTAN REPULSED / BARZANI TELLS TURKS PKK PRESENCE IS UNACCEPTABLE / PUK STREAMLINES TOP OFFICES / KDP, ISLAMIC DA'WA DISCUSS RELATIONS / KDP, PUK MEET WITH OTHER PARTIES / U.S. OFFICIAL MEETS TURKMEN FRONT REPRESENTATIVES
  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 4, Number 15 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 4 May 2001 -- BAGHDAD WARNS AGAINST USE OF SATELLITE DISHES / IRAN DESTROYS MUJAHEDIN-E KHALQ BASES IN IRAQ / IRAQ SAID TO HAVE TESTED 'DIRTY NUKE' IN 1987 / RAMADAN SAYS U.S., IRAN BOTH ANTI-ARAB / ZHIRINOVSKY ASKS RUSSIA TO END BLOCKADE OF IRAQ / RUSSIA, IRAQ SEEK TO EXPAND BILATERAL TRADE / TURKISH TRADE FAIR OPENS IN BAGHDAD / BELARUS TO SIGN DIRECT AIR AGREEMENT WITH IRAQ / SADDAM, SYRIAN PRESIDENT CALL FOR CLOSER TIES / PUK, TURKMEN, AND ASSYRIAN MOVEMENTS COOPERATING / BARZANI VISIT TO TURKEY AGAIN DELAYED / KRG URGES HOLLAND, SWEDEN TO REVERSE DEPORTATION ORDERS / BAGHDAD BLAMED FOR AL-SULAYMANIYAH EXPLOSION / PUK'S TALABANI PROMISES CONCESSIONS FOR PEACE / WASHINGTON AGREEMENT AFTER SEVEN YEARS



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