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23 April 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • Powell-Iraq-UN VOA 23 Apr 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday the United States will offer a new U-N Security Council resolution on Iraq as soon as U-N special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi completes his plan for the interim Iraqi government that is to take power from the U-S-led coalition July 1st. The State Department meanwhile insisted the interim authority will be fully empowered to run Iraqi affairs.
  • Bremer Speaks to Iraqis About Security, New Iraq AFPS 23 Apr 2004 -- The vast majority of Iraqis want to live as a free, democratic and peaceful country, said the top coalition official in Baghdad today, but they must work with the coalition to make this a reality.
  • De-Baathification Policy 'Remains Intact,' Coalition Says AFPS 23 Apr 2004 -- The policy prohibiting hardcore Baathists from gaining government, military and teaching positions in the new Iraq is a good one and hasn't changed, the Coalition Provisional Authority's chief spokesman said in Baghdad today.
  • Powell Lauds El Salvador's Help in Iraq Washington File 23 Apr 2004 -- Salvadoran troops are doing "an absolutely terrific job" in Iraq, says Secretary of State Colin Powell.
  • Powell Praises Netherlands for Peacekeeping Role in Iraq Washington File 23 Apr 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell praised the 1,300 Dutch peacekeepers currently in the Iraqi province of Al Muthanna and said the United States is "very pleased that the Netherlands made this kind of commitment to the cause of peace and stability in that part of the world."
  • Bremer Asks Iraqi People for Support During Transition Washington File 23 Apr 2004 -- Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) Administrator Paul Bremer told the Iraqi people April 23 Iraq faces two choices --- one that can transform the war-torn nation into a peaceful, democratic nation that offers political freedom and economic opportunity for all, or one that will result in an Iraq where violence and fear rule.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

  • IRAQ: SPANISH TROOP WITHDRAWAL A 'BLOW' TO COALITION US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 23 Apr 2004
  • Iraq: Clerics Say U.S. Will Pay Dearly If It Attacks Al-Fallujah, Al-Najaf RFE/RL 23 Apr 2004 -- Muslim clerics across Iraq warned that the United States would pay a heavy price if its forces unleashed a fresh offensive on the Sunni city of Al-Fallujah or attacked the Shi'a holy city of Al-Najaf.
  • IRAQ / REACT VOA 23 Apr 2004 -- Many Iraqis say they believe the recent surge of violence is primarily the work of uneducated, poverty-stricken Iraqis, who are being pushed by religious extremists, forces loyal to former dictator Saddam Hussein and foreign terrorists. VOA's Greg LaMotte reports from Baghdad, optimism for democracy seems to remain high among many people there.

News Reports

  • Iraq: Ideologies, Fog Of War Multiply Dangers For Press RFE/RL 23 Apr 2004 -- Journalists have always died in wars. Spears and arrows, bullets and bombs make no distinctions between combatants and scribes. So, in a way, the deaths so far of 26 journalists and their assistants in the current war in Iraq are just a new chapter in an old story.




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