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01 June 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • Rumsfeld Warns Countries Not to Help Zarqawi VOA 01 Jun 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has warned countries near Iraq not to provide sanctuary or medical treatment to Iraq's al-Qaida leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who is believed to have been wounded by coalition forces.
  • Myers Says 85 Percent of Iraqis Likely to Vote in October AFPS 01 Jun 2005 -- Some 85 percent of Iraqis said they will vote in October elections to ratify a new constitution in October, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at a Pentagon news conference today, citing recent polling data.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraq: Kurdish Parties Agree To Convene Parliament RFE/RL 01 Jun 2005 -- The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have agreed to convene the Kurdistan parliament following months of political wrangling over the presidential post and leadership of a unified Kurdish administration.

Foreign Reactions

  • Iraqi FM Zebari Praises US Role in Post-Saddam Iraq VOA 01 Jun 2005 -- Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari has met U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Washington for talks on the situation in war-torn Iraq.
  • United States, European Union To Host Iraq Conference in Brussels Washington File 01 Jun 2005 -- The United States and the European Union (EU) will co-host an international conference with Iraq June 22 in Brussels, Belgium, that will serve as a forum for the new Iraqi Transitional Government to present its priorities, vision and strategies for the transition period leading up to the next round of elections in late 2005.

News Reports



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