Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
17 November 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- 1-17 Cavalry deploys to Iraq Army News 17 Nov 2004 -- About 300 paratroopers from the 1st Squadron, 17 Cavalry, 82nd Airborne Division, deployed to Iraq from Green Ramp, Pope Air Force Base, Nov. 11-12, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- UN envoy discusses Fallujah fighting with Iraqi president UN News Centre 17 Nov 2004 -- The top United Nations envoy for Iraq today discussed the situation in Fallujah with Iraqi President Ghazi al-Yawar, focusing on humanitarian conditions in the town and the impact of the hostilities on the civilian population following the United States military attack there.
- UN/OIL FOR FOOD VOA 17 Nov 2004 -- United Nations officials have rejected charges that they are obstructing outside investigations into the Iraq Oil for Food program. The world body is vigorously defending a decision to withhold evidence from U.S. Congressional investigators.
- Iran Says It's Ready To Help U.S. With Iraq RFE/RL 17 Nov 2004 -- Iranian President Hojatoleslam Mohammad Khatami says his country is ready to help the United States get out of what he calls a quagmire in neighboring Iraq but remains unwilling to engage in any direct talks.
- IRAQ / AID WORKER VOA 17 Nov 2004 -- The Iraqi community is in shock over the apparent killing of international aid worker Margaret Hassan. The director of CARE International in Iraq was apparently shot dead by her captors after almost a month of captivity.
- EU Condemns Aid Worker's Murder, Says Further Aid To Iraq In Peril RFE/RL 17 Nov 2004 -- The European Commission issued a statement today condemning the apparent murder of aid worker Margaret Hassan in Iraq. The statement also warns that the execution of the longtime CARE employee could imperil aid efforts made by the international community, of which the EU is the largest contributor.
- Iraqi Media Monitoring UNAMI 17 Nov 2004
- Analysis: NATO States Divided Over Iraq RFE/RL 17 Nov 2004 -- NATO's Supreme Allied Commander for Europe General James Jones has said that 10 member states have refused to send troops to Iraq as part of the alliance's new training mission there, ft.com reported on 15 November. Jones said the move by the 10 states, which he refused to name publicly, could undermine the alliance itself and threaten the long-term viability of the operation.
- Iraq: Aid Worker Feared Executed By Captors RFE/RL 17 Nov 2004 -- Hopes faded today for the safe release of aid worker Margaret Hassan after the British government said it appeared her captors in Iraq had executed her.
- Report Says Dozens Of Iraqi Policemen Abducted RFE/RL 17 Nov 2004 -- Attackers have reportedly kidnapped dozens of Iraqi policemen returning from training in Jordan.
- IRAQ: Aid still urgently needed in Fallujah IRIN 17 Nov 2004 -- "Please tell them to come back, we don't have another person to help us, we need food and my children are sick, they have to try again," Rasha Omar, a mother of five in Fallujah, told IRIN after finding out that the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) couldn't deliver food to the city.
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