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05 August 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Current Operations

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US Policy

United Nations

  • Annan cites extensive work by UN mission in Iraq, requests mandate extension UN News Centre 05 Aug 2005 -- Citing the efforts the expanding United Nations Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) has made to help Iraqis meet the benchmarks in their political transition, despite severe operational and security constraints, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has asked the Security Council to extend the mission's mandate until August of next year.

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraqi PM Announces New Security Plan AFPS 05 Aug 2005 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jafari announced a security plan building on the progress his country has already made.
  • Iraq's Constitutional Summit Delayed VOA 05 Aug 2005 -- Iraq's president says there will be a two-day delay in the start of an emergency summit of Iraqi leaders to discuss the draft constitution.
  • Iraqi Leaders Discuss Draft Constitution RFE/RL 05 Aug 2005 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Ja'fari today had talks with Iraq's top Shiite cleric to discuss Iraq's new constitution.
  • Iraqi Leaders Postpone Meeting On Constitution RFE/RL 05 Aug 2005 -- Iraqi leaders have postponed a key meeting aimed at resolving the remaining differences over the country's draft constitution.
  • Iraq: Kurds Taking Hard-Line Stance On Constitution RFE/RL 05 Aug 2005 -- Kurdish leaders in Iraq have called for all of their demands to be met in the draft constitution, threatening that otherwise they will encourage voters in the three Kurdish provinces to vote down the document in October.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • Iraq: From Politics to War, Iraqis Stand On Shifting Sands RFE/RL 05 Aug 2005 -- Iraq's top leaders are set now to meet on 7 August to work out snags over a draft constitution. Major differences remain among the factions, including the extent to which Islamic law should be the basis of Iraq's legal code



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