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20 September 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Reconstruction Issues
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Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • Rumsfeld Warns Iran Not to 'Overplay Hand' VOA 20 Sep 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has warned Iran not to try to increase its influence in southern Iraq beyond what local people will tolerate.
  • U.S. Security Officer Dies in Bomb Blast in Northern Iraq Washington File 20 Sep 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the United States mourns the death of Stephen Eric Sullivan, a State Department security officer, who died in a bomb blast near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul September 19.

United Nations

  • IRAQ: UN urges Iraqis to vote in upcoming referendum IRIN 20 Sep 2005 -- The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) has urged Iraqis to participate in the 15 October referendum and called on the government to ensure conditions that would enable the people to vote in a peaceful and secure environment.

Reconstruction Issues

  • Former Ba'athist Iraqi Defense Minister Wanted in Corruption Probe VOA 20 Sep 2005 -- An Iraqi government committee working to purge members of former dictator Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party from positions of power says it is seeking the extradition of Iraq's former interim defense minister from Jordan to face charges of corruption and serving in Saddam's intelligence service.
  • IRAQ: National assembly could broaden death penalty IRIN 20 Sep 2005 -- The Iraqi National Assembly last week started debating proposals to broaden anti-terrorism laws to include the death penalty for perpetrators of "terrorist acts" and their accomplices.

Foreign Reactions

  • Britain Praises Rescue of Two Soldiers in Iraq VOA 20 Sep 2005 -- Britain's defense secretary says British troops in Iraq acted correctly in smashing down a wall to enter an Iraqi police station in a bid to rescue two fellow soldiers.
  • British Minister Defends Al-Basrah Action RFE/RL 20 Sep 2005 -- British Defense Secretary John Reid has defended as "absolutely right" a rescue operation by British forces of two soldiers who had been arrested by Iraqi police in the southern Iraqi city of Al-Basrah.
  • EU to sign first Joint Political Declaration with Iraq IRNA 20 Sep 2005 -- The European Union and Iraq will sign a joint political declaration on Wednesday in the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York.

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