Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
27 December 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- POWELL-IRAQ-SUNNIS VOA 27 Dec 2004 -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell says the transitional Iraqi government to be set up after next month's elections will have to "find a way" to assure that Sunni Muslims are fairly represented. U.S. officials are concerned that the insurgency and a poor turnout by Sunnis could largely exclude them from a new national assembly.
- Annan condemns deadly bombing outside home of Iraqi political leader UN News Centre 27 Dec 2004 -- Voicing his dismay at today's deadly bombing outside the Baghdad home of an Iraqi political leader, Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged the country's people to unite so that next month's national assembly elections can be peacefully and smoothly staged.
- Iraq: Talk Of Reserved Legislative Seats For Sunnis Sparks Controversy RFE/RL 27 Dec 2004 -- Iraq's 30 January elections for a new National Assembly are rapidly approaching, but uncertainty remains over how many Sunnis in central Iraq will come out to vote. Now, there are reports that some U.S. officials are proposing that the national legislature reserve a number of seats for the once dominant Sunni minority regardless of whether many members participate in the elections.
- IRAQ: Thousands of Fallujah residents return to devastation IRIN 27 Dec 2004 -- Residents of Fallujah, devastated by a heavy US-led attack in November, are gradually beginning to return to their homes. But for the vast majority there is little left to go back to.
- Asefi condemns assassination attempt on life of Hakim IRNA 27 Dec 2004 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi on Monday condemned an assassination attempt on the life of Head of the Supreme Assembly of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SAIRI) Abdel Aziz Hakim.
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