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10 May 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
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United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
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Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • U.S. Senate Votes Military Funding for Iraq and Afghanistan VOA 10 May 2005 -- The U.S. Senate Tuesday unanimously approved an 82 billion dollar spending bill for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and sent the measure to President Bush for his signature. The legislation was passed despite some lawmakers' opposition to a provision on immigration reform

United Nations

  • Congress, UN Clash Over Oil For Food Investigation VOA 10 May 2005 -- The United Nations and the U.S. Congress are locked in a legal battle for control of sensitive files relating to the U.N.-run Iraq Oil-For-Food program. The files were kept by an investigator who resigned last month from a U.N. panel looking into allegations of corruption in the 64-billion dollar program.

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraqi president calls for Iran to write off debt IRNA 10 May 2005 -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani called here Monday on Tehran to scrap the debt owed to it by Iraq.
  • Iraq: New Report Advocates Federalism As Viable Way Forward RFE/RL 10 May 2005 -- Iraq is feeling the strain from a number of competing pressures. Insurgent violence is on the rise, just as a new Iraqi cabinet has been sworn in. Dozens of Iraqi civilians and U.S. and Iraqi troops have been killed in a wave of bombings and assassinations. Stress is also building as an August deadline looms to draft a permanent Iraqi constitution. Everyone is searching for solutions for how best to manage the situation and effectively govern the country. One proposal being given serious consideration is to split Iraq into five or six federal states under a central national government.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • Iraqi Media Monitoring UNAMI 10 May 2005
  • Iraq: Kurdistan Government Official Talks To RFE/RL RFE/RL 10 May 2005 -- RFE/RL Iraq analyst Kathleen Ridolfo interviewed the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) representative to the United Kingdom, Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, on 4 May, in response to an article on corruption in Kurdistan in "RFE/RL Iraq Report" on 2 May.
  • IRAQ: Insurgents and criminals target doctors IRIN 10 May 2005 -- A new study by Iraq’s Ministry of Health (MoH) has found a high number of doctors and other medical personnel have been killed and kidnapped since the March 2003 conflict, seriously impacting on the health system, according to local officials.




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