Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
09 August 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- Bush Lauds Performance of Polish Troops in Aiding Iraq Washington File 09 Aug 2004 -- Polish troops performed "brilliantly" in Iraq when the international coalition first went there and later when "it became apparent we would need stabilizing forces to help this country become a free country," President Bush said during a White House photo opportunity with Polish Prime Minister Marek Belka August 9.
- U.S. / IRAQ / JAZEERA VOA 09 Aug 2004 -- The United States Monday declined to criticize the Iraqi interim government's decision to close the Baghdad offices of the Arabic television channel al-Jazeera. The State Department says despite the 30-day closure, Iraq still has "vibrant" news media.
- BUSH / POLAND / IRAQ VOA 09 Aug 2004 -- President Bush says he sees signs of progress in the Iraqi city of Najaf, where supporters of a radical Shi'ite cleric are fighting U.S. Marines and Iraqi forces. V-O-A's Paula Wolfson reports from the White House, Mr. Bush spoke at the conclusion of talks with Polish Prime Minister Marek Belka
- UN / IRAQ VOA 09 Aug 2004 -- The new head of the U.N. mission in Iraq, Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, is on his way to Baghdad. But as Kerry Sheridan reports, U.N. officials are concerned about his security, and will release few details about his planned schedule or arrival.
- Iraq: UN completes annual check of nuclear sites for non-proliferation treaty UN News Centre 09 Aug 2004 -- The United Nations atomic watchdog agency has completed its annual inspection of remaining nuclear materials in Iraq to ensure that they conform to the country's safeguard obligations against the spread of weapons under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
- IRAQ / AL-SADR VOA 09 Aug 2004 -- Following five days of intense fighting in the Iraqi city of Najaf, Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr vowed to continue the battle against what he called the occupation of Najaf. But, political analysts in the Middle East say he is losing credibility, even among his own followers. Even so, it appears Moqtada al-Sadr may have the upper hand when it comes to dealing with the interim government in Iraq.
- UK rules out extraditing Salem Chalebi IRNA 09 Aug 2004 -- The British government Monday ruled out extraditing the head of Iraq`s special tribunal, Salem Chalebi, who has been indicted in Iraq in connection with the murder of Haithem Fadhill, a finance ministry official in June.
- CHALABI PROFILE VOA 09 Aug 2004 -- Iraqi authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi on charges of counterfeiting. Earlier in the year, he was suspected of providing faulty intelligence to the U.S. administration and accused of passing secret information to Iran. Correspondent Laurie Kassman takes a closer look at a man U.S. officials once considered a potential leader for post-war Iraq.
- IRAQ/CHALABI VOA 09 Aug 2004 -- The Iraqi judge who issued arrest warrants against prominent Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi and his nephew Salem has denied allegations the charges are politically motivated. Both of the Chalabis have proclaimed their innocence.
- Iraq Issues Arrest Warrants For Chalabis RFE/RL 08 Aug 2004 -- Iraq's chief investigating judge, Zuhair al-Maliky, has issued an arrest warrant for Ahmad Chalabi, a former Iraqi Governing Council member, on counterfeiting charges.
- IRAQ: Increasing numbers of Syrian Kurdish refugees in north IRIN 09 Aug 2004 -- A refugee camp opened near the northeastern Iraqi city of Dahuk earlier this year to house Syrian Kurds is rapidly spilling out into surrounding fields as families continue to cross into northern Iraq.
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