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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


11 July 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • U.S.: Bush Presses Iraq, Afghanistan As Fronts In Terror War RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- U.S. President George W. Bush today updated the American people on the progress of the "war on terror" and thanked the country's armed forces for their efforts in the conflict.
  • Pentagon: No Specific Plan for U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq VOA 11 Jul 2005 -- Responding to a British news report, the U.S. Defense Department says it has no specific plans to withdraw troops from Iraq. A spokesman says there are plans for various contingencies, but any withdrawal will depend on the security, political and economic situation.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraqi Minister Calls on Countries To Sent Envoys RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari today called on Arab, Islamic, and other countries not to delay sending representatives to Iraq despite the murder of Egypt's top envoy to Baghdad last week.
  • IRAQ: Farmers in need of seed and equipment IRIN 11 Jul 2005 -- Iraqi farmers say they urgently need supplies of good quality seed, pesticides and equipment if they are to be able to grow quality crops and prevent long term damage to agricultural land and loss of income.

Foreign Reactions

  • UK urged to spell out reported troop withdrawal plans from Iraq IRNA 11 Jul 2005 -- The opposition Conservative Party called on the UK government Monday to spell out the scale and timing of the UK's military commitment to Iraq following reports of plans to reduce its troops from 8.500 to 3,000 next year.
  • Iraq: Kuwaiti Envoy Says War Compensation Should Continue RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- Iraq is pressing for a reevaluation of its compensation payments for damages caused by Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait 15 years ago. But Kuwait insists the payments continue for tens of billions of dollars it was awarded by an international panel.

News Reports



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