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27 July 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • Powell Urges Coalition Resolve in Iraq, Afghanistan Washington File 27 Jul 2004 -- The people of Iraq and Afghanistan "are preparing for free and fair and open elections. But what they need is security," Secretary of State Colin Powell said in an interview on Hungarian Television in Budapest July 27.
  • Stay the Course in Iraq, Afghanistan, Powell Urges Hungarians Washington File 27 Jul 2004 -- The U.S.-led coalition "did the right thing" by removing Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq, Secretary of State Colin Powell told a conference of Hungarian ambassadors accredited to nations throughout the world in Budapest, Hungary, July 27.
  • POWELL-HUNGARY-IRAQ VOA 27 Jul 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell is urging Hungary to remain part of the U-S-led coalition in Iraq. In talks with Hungarian officials and a series of public appearances, he said insurgents in Iraq must not be allowed to triumph.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • IRAQ / POLITICS VOA 27 Jul 2004 -- As Iraq prepares for national elections next year, a low-profile political process is underway as would-be office holders look for support. And there is one man in who wants to reclaim the throne of the country's deposed monarchy.
  • IRAQ: Challenges remain in north following transfer of power IRIN 27 Jul 2004 -- In the month since the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) handed power over to Iraq's new transitional government, Younan Hozaya, minister of industry and energy for one of the parties controlling northern Iraq since 1991, still hasn't quite decided what to make of it.

Foreign Reactions

  • SOLANA/HUNGARY VOA 27 Jul 2004 -- The European Union Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana has urged the United States to take the Union more seriously on issues such as Iraq. He also said his organization plans to compete with Washington in key areas such as trade and development.
  • HUNGARY / IRAQ VOA 27 Jul 2004 -- Hungary has pledged not to withdraw its forces from Iraq, despite growing public pressure to do so after a Hungarian soldier was killed and other Eastern European coalition members were kidnapped and murdered in separate incidents. Hungary earned praise for its decision from visiting Secretary of State Colin Powell.
  • IRAQ WRAP VOA 27 Jul 2004 -- Dozens of hostages are being held under threat of death by kidnappers in Iraq, and several governments are appealing for their release. Despite the security situation Iraqi leaders will hold a national conference later in the week to select an interim assembly.
  • Pak FM for release of hostages, says no change in Iraq policy IRNA 27 Jul 2004 -- Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri has appealed to the captors of two Pakistanis in Iraq to release them keeping in view Islamic values and brotherhood.
  • EGYPT / HOSTAGE VOA 27 Jul 2004 -- An Egyptian diplomat kidnapped last week in Iraq is back at work, saying his abductors did not have any material demands and had treated him well.

News Reports

  • IRAQ: Private hospitals offer free surgery IRIN 27 Jul 2004 -- As Iraq's public health system struggles to provide good medical care, some private hospitals are doing free surgery for patients who need it.
  • CACI Rejects Lawsuit as Slanderous and Ludicrous CACI 27 Jul 2004 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) today issued the following statement: Today, a consortium of opportunistic lawyers filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C. The suit wrongfully alleges CACI employees participated in the abuse and torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.




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