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24 May 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Deployments

US Policy

  • Remarks by the President on Iraq and the War on Terror The White House 24 May 2004 -- "Thank you and good evening. I'm honored to visit the Army War College. Generations of officers have come here to study the strategies and history of warfare. I've come here tonight to report to all Americans, and to the Iraqi people, on the strategy our nation is pursuing in Iraq, and the specific steps were taking to achieve our goals. "
  • Fact Sheet: The Transition to Iraqi Self-Government The White House 24 May 2004 -- In a speech at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, President Bush reported to the Nation on our strategy in Iraq and the specific steps we are taking to achieve our goal.
  • BUSH IRAQ VOA 24 May 2004 -- President Bush says he has a clear strategy for the future of Iraq. Mr. Bush laid out his plan at a time when U-S public opinion polls show falling support for his handling of the situation in Iraq.
  • BUSH / IRAQ VOA 24 May 2004 -- President Bush delivers a major address in a few hours from now (8pm EDT) on Iraq. V-O-A's Paula Wolfson reports the speech comes as the United States and Britain circulate a proposed U-N resolution outlining the transfer of sovereignty to an interim Iraqi government on June 30th.
  • Pentagon's Feith Says U.S. Committed to Geneva Conventions Washington File 24 May 2004 -- This column by Douglas J. Feith, under secretary of defense for policy, was published in the Wall Street Journal May 24 and is in the public domain. No republication restrictions
  • IRAQ WRAP VOA 24 May 2004 -- President Bush is giving the first of five weekly addresses to map out his administration's strategy for handing over limited sovereignty in Iraq. In Iraq, the latest opinion surveys show Iraqis are anxious to take control of their own lives.
  • Agencies: U.S To Present New UN Resolution On Iraq RFE/RL 24 May 2004 -- News agencies are reporting that the United States plans to introduce to the UN Security Council a new resolution on Iraq as early as today.

United Nations

  • U-N/IRAQ RESOLUTION UPDATE VOA 24 May 2004 -- The United States and Britain have presented the U-N Security Council a draft resolution on Iraq, outlining the transfer of full sovereignty to an interim Iraqi government. The handover would take place on June 30th. But a U-S led multi-national force would remain in charge of the country's security.
  • U-N/IRAQ RESOLUTION VOA 24 May 2004 -- The United States and Britain have introduced a Security Council resolution outlining a full transfer of sovereignty to an interim Iraqi government on June 30th. A multinational force is to continue providing security in Iraq for at least a year.
  • UN Debate Begins On New Iraq Resolution RFE/RL 24 May 2004 -- The UN Security Council has begun talks on a resolution aimed at restoring sovereignty to an interim Iraqi government and permitting multinational forces to remain in the country for at least one year.
  • Brahimi continues talks on post-transition Iraq UN News Centre 24 May 2004 -- United Nations Special Adviser Lakhdar Brahimi continued his talks today with Iraqis and representatives of other nations on the future of Iraq after the handover of sovereignty at the end of June.

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

  • PRESIDENT'S OFFICE SQUASHES SPECULATION ABOUT SENDING TROOPS TO IRAQ CNA 24 May 2004 -- President Chen Shui-bian's office denied Monday press reports that Taiwan could send troops to Iraq, saying that the issue has never even been discussed between Taipei and Washington.
  • IRAQ / POLL VOA 24 May 2004 -- An Iraqi public opinion poll to be released later this week indicates a growing number of people in the country say they support a radical Shiite Muslim cleric whose militia is fighting coalition forces.
  • Iraq: Governing Council's Chalabi, Iran Reject Espionage Charges RFE/RL 24 May 2004 -- Ahmad Chalabi, a member of the Iraqi Governing Council (IGC) and former favorite in Washington circles, has in recent weeks come under increasing U.S. criticism -- including allegations he passed American secrets to Iran. Chalabi and Iran have both denied the claims, although Tehran admits it has had an ongoing dialogue with Chalabi and other members of the Governing Council.

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