The Largest Security-Cleared Career Network for Defense and Intelligence Jobs - JOIN NOW

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


03 June Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
Deployments
US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
News Reports

Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • BUSH / IRAQ VOA 03 Jun 2003 -- President Bush told Arab leaders in Sharm el- Sheikh, Egypt that he wants to see democracy established in a united and secure Iraq.

United Nations

  • Blix Says U.N. Weapons Inspections "Produced Little" Prior to War Washington File 03 Jun 2003 -- Sending his last report to the Security Council, the chief U.N. weapons inspector for Iraq said that the inspections launched four months prior to the war in Iraq did little to solve the mystery of Baghdad's unaccounted for weapons of mass destruction.
  • Top UN envoy in Iraq meets with US, British civilian chiefs UN News Centre 03 Jun 2003 -- The top United Nations official in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, met with his counterparts from the United Kingdom and United States today to discuss the world body's role in the country's reconstruction.
  • IRAQ: Right of return for Iraqi refugees in Saudi Arabia called for IRIN 03 Jun 2003 -- A spokesman for the office of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday called for the right of return for 5,000 Iraqi refugees living in camps in Saudi Arabia, adding that his organisation was increasingly concerned that demonstrations in the camp could get out of hand unless the refugees' demands were met.
  • IRAQ: Food distribution proceeding well - WFP IRIN 03 Jun 2003 -- Following a two-month period of disruption, food distribution by the Iraqi trade ministry was proceeding well two days after the programme resumed on Sunday, a World Food Programme (WFP) source said. About 27 million Iraqis nationwide are expected to receive their food rations from thousands of distribution agents this month.

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraq: Bremer Highlights Economic Issues As Power-Sharing Postponed RFE/L 03 Jun 2003 -- The U.S. civilian administrator for Iraq, Paul Bremer, is shifting his attention to the Iraqi economy after reportedly putting off any immediate plans to share political power with some form of Iraqi administration. The shift highlights uncertainties as to how much power Washington plans to share with Iraqi leaders, and when.
  • Iraq: Liquor Store Attacks May Underscore Rising Islamic Concerns RFE/L 03 Jun 2003 -- Islam proscribes the drinking of alcohol. But in Iraq, generally known as the Arab state that most likes to imbibe, a wide variety of beer and liquor is available and there are some 2,000 liquor stores in the capital alone. Recent attacks on Baghdad alcohol vendors have some residents speculating whether Shi'a activists are to blame.
  • IRAQ / AID VOA 03 Jun 2003 -- Humanitarian organizations in Iraq say security concerns are hampering their efforts to help the Iraqi people.
  • IRAQ / POLITICS VOA 03 Jun 2003 -- A leading opposition group in Iraq says it will hold its own national assembly to plan the country's future government, after the chief U-S administrator decided to delay his plan for an Iraqi political convention.
  • IRAQ: Economic freedom seen as key to women's equality IRIN 03 Jun 2003 -- The dozen or so files make a loud thud as they hit the wooden desk, and Chiman Rashid seems pleased by the sound. "These are just some of the cases we've had during the month of May. As more women hear of our services, they feel as if they have someone to talk to," she says.

Foreign Reactions

  • G-8 Leaders Endorse Iraq Reconstruction, Mideast Peace Effort Washington File 03 Jun 2003 -- "The time has now come to build peace and reconstruct Iraq," the leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8) said in a statement at the end of their June 1-3 summit on the shores of Lake Geneva.
  • South Caucasus: Envoys Offer Varying Support For Iraq Reconstruction RFE/L 03 Jun 2003 -- Ambassadors to the United States from the South Caucasus countries recently participated in a panel discussion in Washington. The envoys discussed regional issues following the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
  • Iraq: G-8 Leaders Pledge Unity In Rebuilding Country RFE/L 03 Jun 2003 -- World leaders at the Group of Eight (G-8) summit in France said today they share a common objective for a fully sovereign, stable, and democratic Iraq.
  • HUNGARY / IRAQ VOA 03 Jun 2003 -- Hungary's parliament voted late Monday to send 300 soldiers to Iraq to assist in its reconstruction. But the decision was not an easy one. It came after weeks of debate between the government and the political opposition in parliament.

News Reports




NEWSLETTER
Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list