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24 January 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraqi Security Forces Prepare for Elections MNF-I/MNC-I 24 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces continue training and operations in preparation for the upcoming elections.
  • Iraqi Party Platforms Call for Pluralism, National Unity Washington File 24 Jan 2005 -- National unity, federalism, pluralism, tolerance and democracy are the political language in which Iraqi parties are framing their appeals to voters.
  • Iraqi Troops Becoming Better Equipped for Upcoming Elections MNF-I/MNC-I 24 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces received a large shipment of equipment in northern Iraq on Jan. 19.
  • Iraq: Security Situation Worries Election Officials RFE/RL 24 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi officials are taking steps to enhance security in the country ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled for 30 January. The top UN election official in Iraq says ongoing violence in the country is complicating the work of local election officials and could intimidate voters at the polls. Meanwhile, an audio recording has been posted to an Islamist website that purports to be the voice of Jordanian Al-Qaeda ally Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi. The voice in the recording calls on Sunni Muslims to carry out violent attacks in a bid to derail the elections.
  • IRAQ / ELECTIONS POL VOA 24 Jan 2005 -- Next Sunday, millions of Iraqi voters are expected to head to the polls to choose a new national assembly, which will name a president and two deputies. In turn, they will decide who will become the next interim prime minister. Three of the leading candidates for the country's most-powerful position are all from the same slate that is expected to dominate the elections.
  • NORTHERN IRAQ TIGHTENS PRE-ELECTION SECURITY VOA 24 Jan 2005 -- the final week before Iraq holds parliament elections, January 30, security is extremely tight. No chances are being taken.

Foreign Reactions

  • EU Warns Of Sunni Boycott 'Disaster' In Iraq RFE/RL 24 Jan 2005 -- EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana warned today that it would be a "disaster" if Iraq's new parliament had no Sunni representation after the 30 January elections.

News Reports

  • Iraqi Media Monitoring UNAMI 24 Jan 2005
  • IRAQ / HUMAN RIGHTS VOA 24 Jan 2005 -- A U.S.-based human-rights group says Iraqi security forces are committing systematic torture of people detained for suspected criminal or militant activities.
  • Iraq: What Would A Shi'a Win Mean For Mideast? RFE/RL 24 Jan 2005 -- With Iraq's poll on schedule for 30 January and violence continuing in Sunni areas, the Shi'a majority looks poised to win most of the seats in the new National Assembly. But what would this mean for Iraq's neighbor Iran -- which has worked hard for just such a result -- and for the region's Sunni-dominated Arab countries?
  • Iraqi Vice President Says Stability Can Only Come From Elections RFE/RL 24 Jan 2005 -- RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq (RFI) interviewed Iraqi Vice President Ibrahim al-Ja'fari on 20 January about the upcoming elections, and the mood of the Iraqi people in a post-Hussein Iraq. (The following is a transcript of the Radio Free Iraq program.)
  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 8, Number 3 24 Jan 2005 -- RFE/RL LAUNCHES SPECIAL IRAQ ELECTION WEB PAGE / BAGHDAD EVENTS PROMOTE GREATER TRIBAL PARTICIPATION IN ELECTIONS / IN IRAQ, LOCAL OFFICIALS, CANDIDATES MOST VULNERABLE / IRAQI MEDIA TRY TO FILL CAMPAIGN VACUUM / IRAQI DEFENSE MINISTER CONTINUES ACCUSATIONS AGAINST IRAN, SYRIA / FAYLI KURDS' ELECTION LEADER TALKS TO RFI ABOUT PARTICIPATION IN ELECTIONS / History Of Fayli Kurds




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