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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


22 December 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
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US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
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Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • MNF-I STATEMENT ON MOSUL ATTACK CENTCOM 22 Dec 2004 -- A preliminary investigation indicates that the explosion at the U.S. Army dining facility at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Marez in Mosul on Tuesday was likely caused by an improvised explosive device worn by a suicide attacker.
  • Iraq Elections Will Produce Vibrant Government, Armitage Says Washington File 22 Dec 2004 -- Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage expects that the January 30, 2005, Iraqi elections will produce a vibrant, democratic government that is broadly representative of Iraqi society.
  • Powell Discusses Iraq in Interview with Paris Match Washington File 22 Dec 2004 -- The breach between France and the United States over the war in Iraq still has not yet healed but will over time, said Secretary of State Colin Powell in a newly released December 13 interview with the French magazine Paris Match.
  • White House Pledges Probe Of Abuse Allegations RFE/RL 22 Dec 2004 -- The U.S. White House has pledged a full investigation of fresh revelations about American military personnel allegedly abusing prisoners in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay.

United Nations

  • Iraqis have first chance in long while to reclaim their destiny - Annan UN News Centre 22 Dec 2004 -- As his top envoy continued meetings with Iraqi officials in Baghdad ahead of elections scheduled for 30 January, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today that the Iraqi people "have a chance for the first time in a long, long time to take their destiny in hand, to determine their own future."

Reconstruction Issues

  • IRAQ: Focus on Fallujah residents returning IRIN 22 Dec 2004 -- In floods of tears, and with her 10-month old son in her arms, Hanan Jaboury, a mother of five and resident of Fallujah, some 60 km west of Baghdad, waited near a US checkpoint on the outskirts of the city for the green light.

Foreign Reactions

  • FRENCH HOSTAGES VOA 22 Dec 2004 -- French reporters Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot returned to France Wednesday, after being held hostage in Iraq for 124 days. The conditions that led to the men's release are a matter of speculation.

News Reports




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