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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


05 June Iraq Special Weapons News

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US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
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Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • Bush Says U.S. Will "Reveal the Truth" about WMD in Iraq Washington File 05 Jun 2003 -- President Bush said June 5 that the United States and its coalition partners have "made sure that Iraq is not going to serve as an arsenal" of weapons of mass destruction for terrorist groups.
  • Bush Praises Qatar's Steadfast Friendship and Leadership Washington File 05 Jun 2003 -- Greeted upon his arrival in Qatar June 5 by Amir Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, President Bush thanked the amir for Qatar's steadfast friendship.
  • PENTAGON / RUMSFELD VOA 05 Jun 2003 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has met with members of Congress to answer questions about the Bush administration's pre-war claims about Iraq's chemical and biological weapons programs.
  • BUSH-IRAQ VOA 05 Jun 2003 -- President Bush says the U-S led military mission in Iraq has been accomplished, even though the search continues for hidden Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. He spoke at a air base in Qatar, before a crowd of cheering U-S military personnel.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Humanitarian and Reconstruction Activities Progressing in Iraq Washington File 05 Jun 2003 -- Following is the text of a June 2 update on the current humanitarian situation in Iraq, published by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
  • Helping Iraq Rebuild, One Project at a Time AFPS 05 Jun 2003 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has stated that every day conditions in Iraq are getting a bit better.
  • Iraq: Few Residents Willing To Bid Farewell To Arms RFE/L 05 Jun 2003 -- Less than a week has passed since U.S. authorities in Iraq began a two-week gun amnesty aimed at restoring safety in the country. But so far the scheme appears to be having little impact. Some 300 weapons have been turned in -- a tiny fraction in a country teeming with guns. Few Iraqis are willing to give up their weapons as long as looting and other crimes continue.
  • Iraq: SCIRI Says It Will Seek To Introduce Islamic Order RFE/L 05 Jun 2003 -- Periodic marches in Baghdad by Iraqi Shi'ites demanding an Islamic state underline one of the main tensions in Iraqi politics -- the disagreement between secular and Islamist parties over what kind of society Iraq should be.
  • IRAQ: Farmers bemoan insecurity, loss of subsidies IRIN 05 Jun 2003 -- The thick wads of dried chicken droppings crackling underfoot and chicken feathers flying about on the oven-hot breeze are the only signs that this single-storeyed building just south of Basra used to be a poultry farm. Redundant workers squat against a shaded wall, smoking cigarettes, waiting for someone to come, something to do.

Foreign Reactions

  • US-RUSSIAN RELATIONS AFTER IRAQ VOA 05 Jun 2003 -- Relations between the United States and Russia were badly shaken by Moscow's opposition to the war in Iraq and by allegations of Russian military and intelligence cooperation with the regime of Saddam Hussein. Do such differences represent a return to cold war animosity, or a temporary setback on the road to a US-Russian strategic partnership?

News Reports




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