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06 May 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
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Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
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Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • U.S. Army Details Abuse Investigations Findings Washington File 06 May 2005 -- President Bush has approved the recommended demotion of the brigadier general in charge of Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison during the period of detainee abuses in 2003, the U.S. Army reported May 5.

United Nations

  • Volcker Demands Return of Oil for Food Documents, Says Lives Are At Risk VOA 06 May 2005 -- The U.N. appointed commission probing the Iraq Oil-For-Food scandal is demanding the return of investigative files given to a U.S. Congressional Committee. Commission chairman Paul Volcker warned that release of the files could place the lives of witnesses in grave danger.
  • German national named UN deputy envoy for Iraq UN News Centre 06 May 2005 -- A German national and veteran United Nations staffer has been appointed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to be his Deputy Special Representative for political affairs in Iraq.

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraqi Premier Names Oil, Electricity Ministers RFE/RL 06 May 2005 -- Iraqi Transitional Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Ja'fari has settled on the appointments for the posts of oil and electricity ministers, RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq (RFI) and Iraqi media reported on 4 and 5 May.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • Iraq: Will The Turkoman Split Break Turkish Interference? RFE/RL 06 May 2005 -- The Iraqi Turkoman Front broke up in late April in what appears to be an internal conflict over Turkey's influence on party decisions, which detractors have said has adversely affected the party's ability to gain ground on the Iraqi political scene. The Turkoman Front comprised six Turkoman political parties and reportedly received more than $300,000 per month in support from the Turkish government, which claims an ethnic kinship to Iraq's Turkomans.




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