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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


07 February 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

  • Military Operations, Political Track Continue to Move Forward AFPS 07 Feb 2004 -- While political progress moves forward, coalition military operations continue to kill or capture anti-coalition forces. Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, deputy director of operations at Combined Joint Task Force 7, said today in a Baghdad briefing that Iraq has been relatively stable.

Deployments

US Policy

  • BUSH - IRAQ - NBC VOA 04 Feb 2004 -- President Bush is again defending his decision to invade Iraq and says he will cooperate with a commission he has established to find out why pre-war intelligence appears to have mistakenly concluded that Iraq had stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons.

United Nations

  • U-N/IRAQ VOA 07 Feb 2004 -- A U-N political team has arrived in Baghdad to determine the feasibility of holding elections in Iraq before power is handed over to a civilian government.
  • IRAQ/U-N VOA 07 Feb 2004 -- A United Nations fact-finding team arrived in Iraq Saturday to determine if the country could be ready for general elections this summer.
  • UN Team In Iraq To Assess Possibility Of Elections RFE/RL 07 Feb 2004 -- A UN delegation is in Baghdad today to assess whether elections can be held in Iraq in less than five months.

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

  • Britain`s defense minister warns against isolationism IRNA 07 Feb 2004 -- Britain`s Defense Secretary Geoffrey Hoon Saturday in Munich warned against encouraging `isolationist tendencies` on both sides of the Atlantic as during the Iraq crisis.
  • British DM says Iraq experience `bitter`, takes a swipe at EU IRNA 07 Feb 2004 -- Britain`s Defense Secretary Geoffrey Hoon Saturday in Munich said the lessons being learnt in Iraq are `bitter and expensive`, calling on NATO`s European allies to share the burden by shaping up -- technologically.
  • S. Korea's Moves to Dispatch Troops to Iraq Assailed KCNA 07 Feb 2004 -- The south Korean authorities are working to railroad the "motion on troop dispatch to Iraq" through the "National Assembly" in a bid to take an active part in the U.S. war against Iraq, says Minju Joson Friday in a signed commentary.
  • Germany Won't Block Possible NATO Deployment In Iraq RFE/RL 07 Feb 2004 -- German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer today said Germany will not object to a possible deployment of NATO troops in Iraq, but remains opposed to sending its own soldiers.
  • GERMANY/SECURITY VOA 07 Feb 2004 -- German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer said Saturday Germany would not block U-S plans for a NATO troop deployment to Iraq.

News Reports




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