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12 October 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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  • US Says Letter Reveals Al-Qaida as Perverter of Islam VOA 12 Oct 2005 -- The United States Wednesday made public a letter from a senior al-Qaida figure to the group's chief operative in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, that, among other things, questions his tactic of attacking Iraqi Shiite mosques.
  • Bush Slams Syria for Interference in Iraq, Lebanon AFPS 12 Oct 2005 -- President Bush today accused the Syrian government of looking the other way as suicide-bent insurgents flow across its border into Iraq to commit mayhem.
  • Rumsfeld Praises Iraqi Agreement on Constitution AFPS 12 Oct 2005 -- Iraqi leaders have reached an agreement that could lead to stronger Sunni support for a proposed constitution Iraqis will vote on Oct. 18, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told reporters here today.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraq Referendum Compromise Praised VOA 12 Oct 2005 -- Top Shi'ite, Kurdish, and Sunni politicians in Iraq gathered to praise a last-minute compromise negotiators reached on the country's draft constitution.
  • Iraqi Sunni Group Eyes Approval Of Draft Constitution RFE/RL 12 Oct 2005 -- Spokesmen for a major Sunni Arab political group, the Iraqi Islamic Party, are urging supporters to vote "yes" in the 15 October Iraqi constitutional referendum, following a breakthrough deal with Shi'a and Kurds that could lead to later changes to the draft constitution.
  • Iraqi Parliament To Address Draft Constitution RFE/RL 12 Oct 2005 -- Iraq's parliament is meeting today to consider changes to the country's draft constitution which is to be put to a vote in a referendum on 15 October.
  • Iraq: Major Sunni Arab Party Endorses Draft Constitution RFE/RL 12 Oct 2005 -- The Iraqi parliament approved a deal today intended to win Arab Sunni approval of the country's draft constitution in a national referendum scheduled for 15 October

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