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10 December 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Reconstruction Issues

  • IRAQ / POLITICS VOA 10 Dec 2004 -- Interim government officials in Iraq say it is becoming more apparent to everyone in the country that elections will be held in January, despite the widespread insurgency in the country. Those officials point to the announcement Thursday by a coalition of mostly Shiite Muslim political parties and groups that it has presented a list of 228 candidates to run in the election.

Foreign Reactions

  • IRAQ ELECTIONS: MEDIA FOCUS ON TIMING, SAFETY, FAIRNESS US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 10 Dec 2004
  • IRAQ ELECTIONS/NEIGHBORS VOA 10 Dec 2004 -- Iraqis are moving forward with plans to hold elections at the end of January but some leaders there are complaining about meddling by factions from outside the country. A recent conference in Egypt brought together Iraq's neighbors to talk about how they can help stabilize Iraq. Some analysts say Iraq's neighbors view the situation as an opportunity to pursue their own national interests.

News Reports

  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 7, Number 45 10 Dec 2004 -- SHI'ITES ANNOUNCE UNITED IRAQI ALLIANCE LIST / TO DELAY OR NOT TO DELAY IRAQ'S ELECTIONS / MILITANT LEADER'S SONS REPORTED KILLED IN AL-FALLUJAH / IRAQI CHURCHES BOMBED / NEW LOCAL POLICE CHIEF APPEALS TO CITIZENS FOR HELP / MORE DEAD NATIONAL GUARDSMEN FOUND IN MOSUL / IRAQI OPPOSITION MEETS ARAB LEAGUE CHIEF IN CAIRO / MOBILE PHONE COMPANY'S OPERATIONS SUSPENDED / UN ENVOY DISCUSSES ELECTION PREPARATIONS WITH IRAQI OFFICIALS / ALLEGED IRAQI NERVE-GAS SUPPLIER ARRESTED IN NETHERLANDS / RUSSIA WRITES OFF IRAQ DEBT FOR POSSIBLE OIL STAKE / JAPAN EXTENDS TROOP MISSION TO IRAQ FOR ONE YEAR / WORLD BANK TARGETS IRAQI INFRASTRUCTURE WITH $90 MILLION GRANT / CIA WARNS OF DETERIORATING SITUATION IN IRAQ / INTERIM PRESIDENT MEETS BUSH IN WASHINGTON / MORE REPORTS SURFACE OF PRISONER AND CIVILIAN ABUSE IN IRAQ




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