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26 March 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
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US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
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Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

United Nations

  • UN electoral team arrives in Iraq UN News Centre 26 Mar 2004 -- A team of United Nations electoral experts arrived in Baghdad today along with security support, a UN spokesman said in New York.
  • IRAQ: WFP to supply food aid until July IRIN 26 Mar 2004 -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) expects to deliver food aid into Iraq at least until July under a US $900 million agreement signed in January with the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), WFP spokeswoman Mia Turner told IRIN from Cairo.

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraqi Reconstruction Contract Awarded 26 Mar 2004 -- The Department of Defense announced today the award of one contract to provide construction services under the Coalition Provisional Authority Program Management Office (PMO) within a specific sector.
  • U.S. Must Help Iraq Obtain Wealth Quickly, Ex-Im Bank Head Says Washington File 26 Mar 2004 -- The United States must help Iraq realize wealth quickly -- in addition to giving Iraqis more responsibility -- in order to make Iraq more secure, politically stable and economically viable, the chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) says.
  • Iraq: One Year After Fall Of Hussein, Women In Iraq Facing Many Hardships RFE/RL 26 Mar 2004 -- A year after the toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime, women in Iraq face many problems -- from violence and economic hardship to day-to-day privations like a continued lack of water and electricity. Activists, however, say a lack of security remains the main problem.
  • Iraq: Deminers Clear 1 Million Mines, Bombs From North, But Daunting Task Remains RFE/RL 26 Mar 2004 -- Deminers say they have cleared 1 million mines and pieces of unexploded ordnance in northern Iraq since the toppling of Saddam Hussein a year ago. That is noteworthy progress toward removing a menace that today kills or injures at least 20 people a month in the area. But it also is a measure of how much still remains to be done.

Foreign Reactions

  • SOKOR/IRAQ TROOPS VOA 26 Mar 2004 -- South Korea is assuring the United States and others with troops in Iraq that it will stand by its commitment to send several thousand personnel there. There has been speculation that Seoul would look for a way to cancel its deployment.

News Reports

  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 7, Number 11 26 Mar 2004 -- IRAQI INTERIOR MINISTER SAYS COUNTRY CANNOT TAKE OVER SECURITY IN JUNE / IRAQI MILITIAS PROVISIONALLY AGREE TO DISBAND / DEMONSTRATIONS TURN VIOLENT IN AL-RAMADI / BREMER TO ESTABLISH DEFENSE MINISTRY THIS WEEK / MILITANTS IN IRAQ CONTINUE TO ATTACK POLICE, CIVILIANS / ...AS IRAQI POLICE SAY AL-QAEDA RECRUITING IRAQIS TO BE SUICIDE BOMBERS / ASSYRIAN GROUP LOBBIES PRESIDENT BUSH ON BEHALF OF IRAQI ASSYRIANS / AL-SISTANI, GOVERNING COUNCIL CONDEMN ASSASSINATION OF HAMAS FOUNDER / MAYSAN MARSH ARAB COUNCIL OPENS DIALOGUE TO REHABILITATE MARSHLANDS / IRAQI SHI'ITE GRAND AYATOLLAH ASKS UN NOT TO SUPPORT INTERIM CONSTITUTION... / PUK OFFICE ATTACKED IN MOSUL / ARAB-KURDISH DIALOGUE CONFERENCE OPENS / IRAQI POLICE ACCUSE DANISH TROOPS FOR NOT THWARTING CHILD ABDUCTIONS / AGREEMENT ON IRAN-IRAQ PILGRIMAGES FORTHCOMING / INC OFFICIAL SAYS 'NEW INFORMATION' WILL CLEAR CHALABI / YEMEN REPORTEDLY RECRUITING FORMER IRAQI MILITARY OFFICERS / THREE CONFERENCES ON IRAQ INVESTMENT CONVENE IN REGION / UN INVESTIGATING ALLEGATIONS OF CORRUPTION IN OIL-FOR-FOOD PROGRAM / UN SECRETARY-GENERAL SAYS HE IS PREPARED TO SEND TEAM TO IRAQ / POLAND PLEDGES TO STAY IN IRAQ / U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT DESIGNATES ANSAR AL-ISLAM AS FOREIGN TERRORIST ORGANIZATION... / IRAQI JUDGES VISIT INTERNATIONAL WAR CRIMES COURTS IN THE HAGUE / IRAQI MEDIA SEEN AS WORK IN PROGRESS




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