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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


02 October Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

  • Iraq: Three U.S. Soldiers Killed In Latest Attacks RFE/RL 02 Oct 2003 -- The U.S. military said today that a soldier was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade attack on a U.S. convoy in the town of Samarra, 100 kilometers north of Baghdad -- the third fatal ambush on U.S. forces last night.
  • PENTAGON/IRAQ VOA 02 Oct 2003-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says it will be "unfortunate" if it is determined pre-war intelligence on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction was dramatically wrong

Deployments

US Policy

  • CONGRESS IRAQ VOA 02 Oct 2003-- U-S arms inspector David Kay is briefing lawmakers on Capitol Hill about his search for evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. His visit comes as the Senate is continuing debate about President Bush's 87-billion-dollar supplemental request for Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Myers Says Supplemental Funding Request Vital to Iraq's Success Washington File 02 Oct 2003-- Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Richard Myers says President Bush's supplemental funding request for Iraq is vital to future success in that country.
  • CONGRESS IRAQ VOA 02 Oct 2003-- U-S arms inspector David Kay says he has found no weapons in Iraq. But after briefing lawmakers on Capitol Hill, he said his team has discovered evidence of a weapons program

United Nations

  • UN/Iraq Resolution Alternate VOA 02 Oct 2003-- A newly-revised U-S draft resolution on Iraq has come in for harsh criticism on the day it was unveiled.
  • POWELL / IRAQ VOA 02 Oct 2003-- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday he expects Security Council action "in the very near future" on a revised U-S-sponsored resolution giving the United Nations a larger role in Iraqi peacekeeping and reconstruction. Administration officials meanwhile are claiming progress in preparations for an Iraq donors conference later this month in Madrid
  • UN/IRAQ RESOLUTION VOA 02 Oct 2003-- The United States has unveiled a revised draft Security Council resolution on Iraq.
  • Dobriansky Remembers Victims of Bombing of U.N. Headquarters in Iraq Washington File 02 Oct 2003-- Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky paid tribute to U.N. employees killed in the August 19 bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, calling them embodiments of "the most noble and selfless aspirations of mankind."
  • Powell Says U.S. Hopes for Iraq Resolution in "Very Near Future" Washington File 02 Oct 2003-- As the United States presented its revised draft resolution on Iraq to the U.N. Security Council October 2, Secretary of State Colin Powell told reporters in Washington that he hopes the resolution will be adopted "in the very near future."
  • Powell Says U.S. Seeks Comment on New Iraq Draft Resolution Says multinational force in Iraq must have Washington File 02 Oct 2003-- The situation in Iraq and the new U.S. draft of a proposed U.N. Security Council resolution were foremost among a range of topics addressed by Secretary of State Colin Powell during an October 2 news conference.
  • U.S. Presents Revised Iraq Resolution to U.N. Security Council Washington File 02 Oct 2003-- The United States has given the Security Council a revised resolution on Iraq that offers clarification on the issue of Iraqi sovereignty, U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte said October 2.
  • IRAQ: Oil-for-Food Programme closure deadline to be met as planned IRIN 02 Oct 2003 -- Alternative arrangements are being made in Baghdad to ensure that the UN-administered Oil-for-Food Programme is terminated on schedule by 21 November 2003. "In view of the reduction of staff in Iraq, alternative arrangements are being finalised in consultation with the Coalition Provisional Authority [CPA] and Iraqi authorities for the transfer of programme assets and activities," a spokesperson for the programme told IRIN on Wednesday.

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

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