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18 July 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraqi Official Says Countrymen Cannot Achieve Liberty Alone AFPS 18 Jul 2005 -- "The Iraqi people cannot achieve their liberty and democracy by themselves alone. They need the support of the United States," the inspector general of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense said during an interview here.
  • Saddam Hussein to Face Trial Soon, Iraqi Officials Say AFPS 18 Jul 2005 -- Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein will soon go to trial, a senior Iraqi judge said during a July 17 news conference in Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Iraqis Mixed On Whether To Hold Quick Saddam Trial VOA 18 Jul 2005 -- The announcement that former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein could be brought to trial as early as September, has triggered a mixed response, with some Iraqis, including victims of Saddam's brutal rule, advocating a postponement.
  • Iraq: First Criminal Case Filed Against Saddam Hussein RFE/RL 18 Jul 2005 -- Iraq's Special Tribunal, empowered to try war crimes, yesterday announced the first charges against former President Saddam Hussein and three others. They are accused of organizing the killing of some 145 people in the village of Al-Dujayl in 1982. This is not the bloodiest of Saddam's alleged crimes.
  • Iraq Seeks Antiterror Pact With Neighbors RFE/RL 18 Jul 2005 -- Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Solagh has said that Iraq will discuss plans for a regional antiterrorism agreement at an international meeting of interior ministers tomorrow in Istanbul.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • Neighborhood Militias Proposed in Iraq VOA 19 Jul 2005 -- In the wake of last week's multiple suicide attacks in Iraq, as many as 50 lawmakers in the Iraqi National Assembly have called for neighborhood militias to take over local security duties from the Iraqi police and army
  • Iran-Iraq oil pipeline to become operational next year IRNA 18 Jul 2005 -- Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh here Monday said that the construction of pipeline intended to transfer oil from Iran to Iraq, whose agreement was signed 10 months ago, is already underway and is expected to be implemented within a year.
  • Iran/Iraq: As Senior Visit Concludes, Deals Signal Increased Cooperation RFE/RL 18 Jul 2005 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Ja'fari today ended a landmark visit to Iran that outgoing Iranian President Hojatoleslam Mohammad Khatami hailed as a turning point in relations between their neighboring countries.
  • RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 8, Number 23 18 Jul 2005 -- BLURRED LINE BETWEEN TERRORISM AND HONORABLE RESISTANCE IN IRAQ / CAN BAGHDAD PROTECT FOREIGN MISSIONS? / EUROPE PROVING TO BE GROWING BASE FOR AL-QAEDA / RFI INTERVIEWS INTERIOR MINISTRY OFFICIAL ON REPORTS OF CORRUPTION / KUWAITI ENVOY SAYS IRAQI WAR COMPENSATION SHOULD CONTINUE



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