Find a Security Clearance Job!

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


09 April 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • BUSH/IRAQ VOA 09 Apr 2004 -- President Bush is monitoring events in Iraq from his Texas ranch. He is also calling foreign leaders, and consulting by videoconference with his top advisors.
  • IRAQ / IRAN VOA 09 Apr 2004 -- A U-S State Department spokesman says there is no hard evidence of any Iranian role in the unrest in Iraq. But there is considerable difference among U-S officials about Tehran's involvement in Iraq.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

  • Iraqi Governing Council Members Denounce U.S. Actions RFE/RL 09 Apr 2004 -- Members of Iraq's U.S.-backed Governing Council today criticized the U.S.-led military operations in the Sunni-dominated city of Al-Fallujah, begun after the slayings of four U.S. civilians there last week.
  • IRAQ: 'NATIONWIDE UPRISING' COULD MAKE 30 JUNE PLAN 'UNTENABLE' US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 09 Apr 2004
  • Iraq: Hostage Taking Sparks Political Crisis In Japan RFE/RL 09 Apr 2004 -- Japan joined the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq with the provision that its soldiers would carry out a purely humanitarian mission by helping with reconstruction. Now, Tokyo finds itself ever more embroiled in Iraq's violence as a group of militants has taken three of its nationals hostage and threatened to kill them unless all Japanese troops leave the country. The kidnappers have given Tokyo three days to decide what to do.
  • Russia Calls For End To Military Operations In Iraq RFE/RL 09 Apr 2004 -- Russia today called for an end to military operations in Iraq, saying forces in the U.S.-led coalition must refrain from using "indiscriminate force."
  • Situation in Iraq "dangerous": Russia IRNA 09 Apr 2004 -- Russian Deputy foreign minister Anatoly E Safonov said on Thursday evening that the developing situation in Iraq is dangerous and such a scenario was expected following the US-led military action in that country.
  • ISRAEL / IRAQ VOA 09 Apr 2004 -- Israeli officials say they will not negotiate for the release of two Arab aid workers from east Jerusalem, who are being held hostage in Iraq. A statement from Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's office said he had personally intervened with Iraqi and international authorities to help in the release of the hostages.
  • Major cleric backs Ayatollah Sistani`s stands on Iraq IRNA 09 Apr 2004 -- Representative of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Golestan Province, Ayatollah Seyed Kazem Nour-Mofidi here on Friday asked the Iraqi nation to observe patience and heed Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani`s stands in dealing with the current situation.
  • ASIA/IRAQ HOSTAGES/REACTION VOA 09 Apr 2004 -- Japan and South Korea are vowing to keep to their troop commitments in Iraq despite kidnappings of their civilians in the war-torn country. The incidents are proving to be a political and public relations challenge for both governments.

News Reports




NEWSLETTER
Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list