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05 April 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
Deployments
US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
News Reports

Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • RICE-IRAQ ENVOY VOA 05 Apr 2005 -- President Bush is nominating Zalmay Khalilzad, a former White House national security aide and the current U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, to be the new U.S. envoy to Iraq. He'll replace John Negroponte, who has left the Baghdad post to become national intelligence director.
  • Abu Ghraib Attacks Show Terrorists Still Deadly, Bush Says AFPS 05 Apr 2005 -- Two separate attacks on Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison complex in recent days are a sign that the al Qaeda terrorist group still is deadly, President Bush said at the White House today.
  • Rice: 'Proven Record' Led to Choice of New Iraq Ambassador AFPS 05 Apr 2005 -- Citing his "proven record of building consensus and achieving results in very tough situations," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced today that Zalmay Khalilzad is President Bush's choice as the next U.S. ambassador to Iraq.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • IRAQ PARLIAMENT VOA 05 Apr 2005 -- Iraq's parliament is preparing Wednesday to choose the country's new president, two months after the first democratic elections in a half-century. Senior political leaders say the new prime minister is also likely to be named.
  • Agreement Near On President, Vice Presidents In Iraq RFE/RL 05 Apr 2005 -- Iraq's political factions are said to have reached agreement today on the country's next president and vice presidents.

Foreign Reactions

  • Bush, Yushchenko Discuss Ukraine's Iraq Role RFE/RL 05 Apr 2005 -- Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko met with U.S. President George W. Bush for more than an hour in Washington, D.C. yesterday and reaffirmed his decision to end Ukraine's military effort in Iraq.

News Reports

  • Saddam has seen lawyer only once IRNA 05 Apr 2005 -- The British government has denied that the US has been restricting overthrown Iraqi president Saddam Hussein from legal representation even though he has met a lawyer on only one occasion since his arrest in December 2003.
  • Iraqi Media Monitoring UNAMI 05 Apr 2005
  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 8, Number 12 05 Apr 2005 -- IRAQIS REMEMBER POPE AS ADVOCATE FOR PEACE / ALLEGED TERRORIST LEADER TO BE DEPORTED FROM NORWAY / THE AL-QAEDA LINK / RELATIONS WITH AL-ZARQAWI / UN INQUIRY CLEARS ANNAN, BUT FAULTS MANAGEMENT ON IRAQ PROGRAM / RFI ON THE ARBA'IN OBSERVANCE IN KARBALA / PACHACHI ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR VICE PRESIDENT




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