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29 July 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • U.S., Coalition Partners Cannot Back Down in Iraq, Powell Says Washington File 29 Jul 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell told an Arab television network that the United States and its coalition partners will "remain firm" with their goal to make Iraq a safe place.
  • Powell Praises Initial Performance of Iraqi Government Washington File 29 Jul 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell praised the courage and dedication demonstrated by Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi and his government since they assumed sovereign control over Iraq.
  • Saudi Leaders, Powell Discuss Muslim Troop Deployment in Iraq Washington File 29 Jul 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell and Saudi leaders discussed how to facilitate the deployment in Iraq of Muslim troops from countries not bordering Iraq, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, July 29.
  • U.S. Operates Regional Offices in Mosul, Kirkuk, Hillah, Basrah Washington File 29 Jul 2004 -- Following is the official answer to a question taken at the July 28 regular State Department briefing; the answer was posted later in the day
  • POWELL / SAUDI / IRAQ VOA 29 Jul 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell has given a tentative welcome to a Saudi Arabian proposal for sending Arab and Muslim troops to join peacekeeping operations in Iraq. Mr. Powell discussed the issue in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, with Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi.
  • Senior U.S., Iraqi Officials Discuss Islamic Troops RFE/RL 29 Jul 2004 -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell today met with interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi in Saudi Arabia and discussed the possibility of deploying Arab and Muslim troops in Iraq.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraqi Leader Calls On Arab States To Send Troops RFE/RL 29 Jul 2004 -- Iraq's interim prime minister, Iyad Allawi, today called on Islamic and Arab countries to help stabilize his war-torn country by deploying troops.
  • IRAQ/POLITICS VOA 29 Jul 2004 -- Iraqi officials say they have postponed a key national conference that was scheduled to start on Saturday. The aim was to choose a special council to oversee the new interim government.
  • IRAQ: Focus on 'brain drain' due to insecurity and freedom IRIN 29 Jul 2004 -- Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, is facing a 'brain drain' as doctors, judges, professors and businessmen look for better paid jobs and safety in neighbouring countries.
  • IRAQ: Multi-million dollar programme for marshes in south IRIN 29 Jul 2004 -- A multi-million dollar project to restore the environment and provide clean drinking water in the southern marshlands of Iraq was announced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) this week.

Foreign Reactions

  • Iraq: Hostage Crisis Escalates Amid Disputes Over Responses To Kidnappers RFE/RL 29 Jul 2004 -- Islamabad today denounced the killing by Iraqi militants of two Pakistani nationals abducted last week. The deaths of the Pakistanis suggests the lengths to which the hostage takers are willing to go as they seek to use kidnappings to pressure foreign governments to change their policies on Iraq. Meanwhile, Al-Jazeera has broadcast videotape that purports to show yet another foreign hostage -- a Somali truck driver who is also being threatened with execution.
  • Ukraine Discusses Troop Reductions In Iraq RFE/RL 29 Jul 2004 -- Ukraine's defense minister said today that Ukrainian officials have started talks on reducing and eventually withdrawing Ukraine's troops from Iraq.
  • Pak president, PM condemn killing of nationals in Iraq IRNA 29 Jul 2004 -- Pakistan`s President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain have condemned the reported murder of two kidnapped Pakistanis by their captors in Iraq.
  • Pakistan seeking bodies of nationals killed in Iraq, says FM IRNA 29 Jul 2004 -- Foreign Minister of Pakistan Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri Thursday said the government is in touch with its embassy in Iraq and with the Iraqi embassy in Pakistan for the recovery of the bodies of two executed Pakistanis.
  • Pak opposition warns against sending forces to Iraq IRNA 29 Jul 2004 -- Parliamentary parties in Pakistan on Thursday condemned killing of two Pakistan nationals in Iraq and warned the government not to send troops to the war-shattered country, as it will be against the aspirations of the people.
  • PAKISTAN / HOSTAGES / REACTION VOA 29 Jul 2004 -- The Pakistani government has denounced the slaying of two of its nationals by Iraqi militants, calling it a humanitarian and religious crime. Officials also dispute the militants' claim that Pakistan plans to send troops to Iraq.

News Reports

  • Iraqi Media Monitoring UNAMI 29 Jul 2004
  • CACI Corrects False Information About Chain of Command in Iraq CACI 29 Jul 2004 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) today issued the following statement: In accordance with the Army's Statement of Work (SOW) and the Army's Delivery Orders (DO's), CACI personnel were never in charge of military personnel in Iraq. Civilian contractors do not give orders to military personnel. The CACI personnel serving in Iraq at all times have been under the operational control and direction of the U.S. military.




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