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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


25 February 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

United Nations

  • Iraq: Security Council Backs Election Timeline, Sees Mounting UN Role RFE/RL 25 Feb 2004 -- UN Security Council members are expressing broad support for the election timeline proposed for Iraq by Secretary-General Kofi Annan. They are also signaling greater unity in backing a central UN role in guiding Iraq's political transition. Representatives of the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority, echoing Annan, say they want Iraqis to produce a plan for a caretaker government that can assume sovereignty on 30 June.

Reconstruction Issues

  • Partial Restoration of Iraqi Marshlands May Be Feasible Washington File 25 Feb 2004 -- Despite what initially seemed to be irrevocable damage to the marshlands of southern Iraq at the hands of Saddam Hussein's regime, it now appears that a significant portion of the wetlands may be restored as sustainable managed ecosystems.
  • Iraq: UN Report On Elections Drawing Generally Favorable Comments Locally RFE/RL 25 Feb 2004 -- The United Nations says it is not possible to organize elections in Iraq until the end of this year. The UN report, released 23 February, also supports the creation of an interim Iraqi government by the end of June that will be accepted by all Iraqis.
  • IRAQ: Housing programme in north faces difficult choices IRIN 25 Feb 2004 -- With only a small proportion of the 800,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) resettled since the Iraqi Kurdish region broke its ties with Baghdad in 1991, officials in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) are in no doubt what their main priority should be.

Foreign Reactions

  • US and Britain create facts to justify Iraq war: Blix PLA Daily 25 Feb 2004 -- Former UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix has said he believes Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) were destroyed long ago and Washington created facts to justify the US-led war on Iraq in 2003.

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