Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
01 February 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- Ambassador Sees Unifying Effect in Wake of Iraqi Election AFPS 01 Feb 2005 -- The fact that Iraq's Jan. 30 national assembly election was on time and successful may bring prior skeptics on board as the country continues on the road to democracy, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Jan. 31.
- Transcript: MINISTRY OF DEFENSE NEWS CONFERENCE MNF-I 01 Feb 2005
- Iraq: Leaders Look For Ways To Include Sunnis In New Order RFE/RL 01 Feb 2005 -- Iraq's official election results could still be a week away as ballot counting continues. But fears are increasing that representation in Sunni areas -- where insurgents have been most active -- could be too low to assure the community is adequately represented in the National Assembly. Iraqi leaders are now scrambling to assure the Sunnis they will have a place in the new order.
- IRAQ / KURDISTAN / FUTURE EXPECTATIONS VOA 01 Feb 2005 -- Kurds are making a push to have more influence in Iraq in the wake of elections. For many Kurds, the election was as much about shaking off a debilitating past as it was about shaping a prosperous future.
- IRAQ / SUNNIS VOA 01 Feb 2005 -- The final counting of ballots cast in Iraq's landmark elections Sunday began in Baghdad Tuesday. But with preliminary surveys indicating that many Sunni Arabs stayed away from the polls, Iraq's Interim President Ghazi al-Yawer says he and other Sunni Arabs will work with Sunni leaders to build an inclusive government.
- Shi'ites Pledge To Include Sunnis In Political Process RFE/RL 01 Feb 2005 -- As Iraqi election officials continue counting the ballots from the 30 January national polls, a leading Shi'ite Muslim politician is reiterating that the country's new government will include members of the Sunni minority.
- Iraqis, U.S. Hail Vote As Insurgent Defeat RFE/RL 01 Feb 2005 -- The interim Iraqi government and the United States say Iraq's national elections have marked a major defeat for insurgents.
- Iraq Elections Raise Hopes For More Aid RFE/RL 01 Feb 2005 -- The results of its landmark elections are still days away, but Iraq is already receiving signals of support from some key organizations.
- IRAQ-SYRIA: Good turnout for OCV, IOM IRIN 01 Feb 2005 -- Some 265,148 expatriate Iraqis, representing 93.6 percent of registered Iraqi voters in 14 countries around the world went to the polls in Iraq's Transitional National Assembly Election between 29-31 January, through the International Organization for Migration's (IOM) Out-of-Country Voting (OCV) Programme.
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