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30 April 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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  • This Moment in Iraq is a Moment of Truth: Remarks of Senator John Kerry John Kerry for President 30 Apr 2004

  • BUSH / IRAQ / PRISONERS VOA 30 Apr 2004 -- President Bush has denounced the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U-S soldiers, saying he is disgusted by the way they were treated.
  • Bush Shows 'Deep Disgust' for Apparent Treatment of Iraqi Prisoners AFPS 30 Apr 2004 -- American officials are "appalled" by photos of U.S. soldiers allegedly mistreating Iraqi prisoners, and are urging the Iraqi people to not let the images taint their view of coalition forces.
  • BUSH / IRAQ / PRISONERS VOA 30 Apr 2004 -- President Bush has denounced the alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U-S soldiers, saying he is disgusted by the way they were treated.
  • Iraq: U.S. Probes Alleged Abuse Of Prisoners RFE/RL 30 Apr 2004 -- The U.S. Army is investigating reports that American military police abused Iraqi captives at a prison near Baghdad. General Mark Kimmitt, the U.S. deputy operations chief in Iraq, says he and his colleagues condemn any such activity, and stresses that the allegations are not representative of the actions of U.S. and other coalition forces in the country.

  • PENTAGON / MUSLIMS VOA 30 Apr 2004 -- A senior U-S military commander is appealing to Muslim countries to send troops to Iraq to ease the image of an American occupation.
  • Powell Explains Elements of New U.N. Iraq Resolution Washington File 30 Apr 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell says he hopes a new U.N. Security Council resolution on Iraq will include recognition of an interim sovereign government, the need for additional contributions of forces and economic support, and a mandate for U.N. Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi's plan for the political future of Iraq.
  • Officials Seeking New, 'Reliable' Leaders for Iraqi Units AFPS 30 Apr 2004 -- Stronger leaders are being sought for Iraqi law enforcement and military units that haven't performed up to expectations, the top U.S. general in the Middle East said today.
  • Powell, Denmark's Moeller Reaffirm Steadfastness in Iraq Washington File 30 Apr 2004 -- Secretary Of State Colin Powell and Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller reaffirmed the determination of the United States and Denmark to give the Iraqi people a better life than they had under Saddam Hussein.
  • KERRY/ BUSH / IRAQ VOA 30 Apr 2004 -- Democratic presidential contender John Kerry said Friday that it is time for the United States to take a new direction in Iraq including greater involvement by the United Nations and NATO. At the same time, President Bush defended his Iraq policy as the best way to bring democracy to the Middle East as a whole.
  • FRIST / IRAQ VOA 30 Apr 2004 -- The top Republican in the U-S Senate is predicting what he calls "a long war" to establish stability and security in Iraq.
  • Iraq: Mission Accomplished? U.S. Signals Readiness for New Multilateral Approaches (Part 2) RFE/RL 30 Apr 2004 -- A year after U.S. President George W. Bush declared major combat over in Iraq, it is clear that ousting Saddam was easier than administering the occupied country. The second part of a two-part series looks at how U.S. policy is evolving as it searches for new approaches to establishing a democratic Iraq.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Bremer Releases Details on Iraq Security Programs Washington File 30 Apr 2004 -- Under new de-Ba'athification procedures, thousands of teachers who were Ba'ath Party members in name only will be able to return to work and thousands more will begin to receive pensions this week, according to Ambassador Paul Bremer.
  • TURKEY: Seminar on subcontracting opportunities in Iraq held IRIN 30 Apr 2004 -- A seminar called "Subcontracting opportunities in Iraq" was organised in the Turkish commercial capital, Istanbul, on Thursday, bringing together US prime contractors and Turkish companies to provide them with information on how to participate in the reconstruction work in Iraq.

Foreign Reactions

  • Iraq: Protesters Walk Fine Line In Marching For Release Of Italian Hostages RFE/RL 30 Apr 2004 -- A week ago, three Italian hostages in Iraq appeared set to be freed. Now, their fate hangs in the balance. After their captors vowed to kill the hostages unless Italians protested Rome's military effort in Iraq, thousands of people marched through Rome last night in an appeal joined by Pope John Paul II for the release of the hostages. Protesters even sent a video to Arab television Al-Jazeera, urging clemency for their countrymen.
  • Blair's envoy condemns US torture of Iraqi prisoners IRNA 30 Apr 2004 -- Prime Minister Tony Blair`s human rights envoy to Iraq Friday condemned the US torture and abuse of Iraqi prisoners lavishly depicted in American television, and said that officials at the White House had previously denied that detainees were mistreated.

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