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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


10 June Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • RUMSFELD/EUROPE VOA 10 Jun 2003 -- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says he expects remnants of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's forces to continue attacking U-S troops for months, but he says they will ultimately be rooted out. Mr. Rumsfeld made the remarks in Lisbon at the beginning of a four-day, four-nation tour of Europe.
  • Rumsfeld Thanks European Countries for Iraq War Support VOA 10 Jun 2003 -- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says he expects remnants of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's forces to continue attacking U.S. troops for months, but he says they will ultimately be rooted out.
  • Rumsfeld Thanks Albania for Support in Iraq, Afghanistan Washington File 10 Jun 2003 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld visited Tirana June 10 and took the opportunity to thank Albania for its strong support in the global war on terror and, in particular, for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Rumsfeld Discusses NATO, Iraq During Stop in Portugal Washington File 10 Jun 2003 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld visited Portugal June 10 for a meeting with Portuguese Minister of State and Defense Paolo Portas and discussions regarding the future of NATO and Portugal's participation in Iraq peacekeeping.
  • Iraq: Rumsfeld Says Weapons Intelligence Will Prove Correct RFE/L 10 Jun 2003 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says that the intelligence on Iraq was not politicized and the assessment that Baghdad possessed weapons of mass destruction will ultimately prove correct.

United Nations

  • Iraq: UN envoy continues meetings with political leaders UN News Centre 10 Jun 2003 -- Continuing his talks with Iraqi politicians, United Nations envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello told an Islamic leader today that the world body was bringing its experience and independence to the Iraqi people to help them in the full restoration of their sovereignty and their civil, political, economic and social rights.
  • IRAQ: Interview with Humanitarian Area Coordinator for the south IRIN 10 Jun 2003 -- As head of the UN Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq (UNOHCI) in southern Iraq, the coordinating body for nine UN agencies in that part of the country, Kim Bolduc is a woman with a mission. In an interview with IRIN, she outlined the humanitarian needs of the population there and the challenges she sees the humanitarian community facing. While dissatisfied with the pace of activities - noting the impatience of the Iraqi people in seeing real change on the ground - she remained optimistic for the future

Reconstruction Issues

  • IRAQ / BREMER VOA 10 Jun 2003 -- Noting his first month in Iraq as the U-S administrator, Paul Bremer said Tuesday that finding jobs for Iraqis consumes the greatest amount of his time. Mr. Bremer also warned Iran to quit meddling in Iraqi internal affairs.
  • US Chief in Iraq Says Unemployment is Biggest Challenge VOA 10 Jun 2003 -- Noting his first month in Iraq as the U.S. administrator, Paul Bremer said Tuesday that finding jobs for Iraqis consumes the greatest amount of his time. Mr. Bremer also warned Iran to quit meddling in Iraqi internal affairs.
  • Iraq: SCIRI Refuses To Participate in Any U.S.-Chosen Advisory Council RFE/L 10 Jun 2003 -- Washington's plan to choose the members of an Iraqi advisory council has been publicly rejected by the best organized Shi'ite political group in the country. The rejection by the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) raises the question of whether SCIRI is merely bargaining for a better representation in the U.S.-picked council or whether the shaky cooperation between Washington and the Tehran-backed group is now coming to an end.
  • IRAQ: Gas shortage frustrates Baghdad residents IRIN 10 Jun 2003 -- After a month and a half of chronic gas shortages, in the last two weeks people have again been able to refill their canisters at gas distribution centres. But with demand exceeding availability, many Baghdad residents, some of them old women and children, are forced to queue for hours at the centres - especially if they cannot afford to purchase black market gas.
  • IRAQ: Shortage of funds continues to hamper public services IRIN 10 Jun 2003 -- Local municipal leaders in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul say they feel abandoned as appeals for assistance to restore basic services to residents appear to have gone unheard.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • CHALABI / NY VOA 10 Jun 2003 -- One of the best known opposition leaders during the Saddam Hussein era, Ahmad Chalabi, says the overthrown Iraqi dictator is hiding North East of Baghdad towards his home town of Tikrit.
  • Iraqi News Saddam Hussein, Sons Alive, says Iraqi Opposition Leader VOA 10 Jun 2003 -- One of the best known opposition leaders during the Saddam Hussein era, Ahmad Chalabi, says the overthrown Iraqi dictator is hiding northeast of Baghdad towards his home town of Tikrit.




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