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13 July 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

Deployments

  • Naval Coastal Warfare Group 1 Units Deploy for Middle East Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2005 -- Nearly 200 Navy Reservists from Inshore Boat Unit (IBU) 14, from St. Louis, Mo., and Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit (MIUWU) 101, from Everett, Wash., deployed July 10 to support U.S. 5th Fleet operations in the Persian Gulf.

US Policy

  • US Willing to Talk to Some Iraq Insurgents VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- The new U.S. ambassador to Iraq has denounced an insurgent attack that killed at least 27 people, many of them children. But the ambassador says the United States is open to having discussions with some selected elements of the Iraqi insurgency.
  • New U.S. Ambassador Ready to Help Iraq Reach Goals AFPS 13 Jul 2005 -- Iraq is poised at a crossroads, the new U.S. ambassador to Iraq told journalists at the Foreign Press Center here today
  • Myers Stresses Political Progress in Iraq, Afghanistan AFPS 13 Jul 2005 -- Political progress in Iraq and Afghanistan will end the insurgencies in those countries, but American and coalition troops will be needed to provide the security and stability for that progress to take place, said the nation's highest-ranking military official July 12.
  • U.S. Ambassador Sees Broad Regional Benefits from Changes in Iraq Washington File 13 Jul 2005 -- The changes under way in Iraq will benefit the entire region, and neighboring countries should support the stabilization and reconstruction of Iraq in their own self-interest, according to the newly appointed U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad.

United Nations

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  • Annan condemns latest suicide bombing in Baghdad UN News Centre 13 Jul 2005 -- Horrified by the deaths of a large number of children in the latest suicide bombing in Baghdad today, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan repeated his utter condemnation of the unjustifiable violence and deliberate targeting of civilians in Iraq.

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

  • A new chapter to open in Iran-Iraq relations: Iranian diplomat IRNA 13 Jul 2005 -- On the eve of the first scheduled visit of Iraqi prime minister and his entourage to Tehran, Iran's Charge d'Affaires in Baghdad, Hassan Kazemi Qomi, announced on Wednesday that a new chapter is expected to open in bilateral relations.

News Reports

  • Iraq: Can Baghdad Protect Foreign Missions? RFE/RL 13 Jul 2005 -- The insurgency in Iraq has been targeting diplomats in Baghdad in recent weeks, in an apparent attempt to frighten Arab and Muslim countries from establishing diplomatic relations with the interim government.
  • Fact Box: Foreign Missions In Iraq RFE/RL 13 Jul 2005 -- Countries with foreign missions in Iraq, as of 1 July 2005



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