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03 May 2007 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
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Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • US Defense Secretary says Iraq War Long, Difficult VOA 03 May 2007 -- In a speech before the Dallas Chamber of Commerce Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates cautioned against allowing weariness with the war in Iraq to provoke a withdrawal that he said would bring chaos to the Middle East
  • US Commander Calls Political Interference in Iraqi Army 'Disturbing' VOA 03 May 2007 -- The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East has expressed concern about a new Iraqi government office that has been accused of interfering in the operations of the Iraqi military, as it tries to implement the Baghdad security plan.
  • Rice Urges Broad International Participation in Iraq Compact Washington File 03 May 2007 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, praising Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's agenda of national reconciliation, economic recovery and good governance, urged the international community to support Iraq's efforts by participating in the International Compact for Iraq.
  • Steady Progress Continues Despite Challenges in Iraq, General Says AFPS 03 May 2007 -- Though they face daily challenges that will continue, U.S. forces remain dedicated to the fight in Iraq and are making steady progress, the deputy director for operations on the Joint Staff said here today.
  • Fallon: Agencies Must Act Now to Move Iraq Forward AFPS 03 May 2007 -- U.S. and coalition troops have made significant progress in improving the security situation in Iraq, but the Iraqi government and other U.S. government agencies need to act more quickly to improve the political situation and build infrastructure needed to sustain the country, the commander of U.S. Central Command said in congressional testimony today.

United Nations

  • Ban Ki-moon stresses need for international support at launch of new Iraq plan UN News Centre 03 May 2007 -- Launching a five-year peace and development plan for Iraq today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to assist the violence-plagued country to follow through on commitments for progress in security, unity, resource sharing and other areas.

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

  • FM: Sharm el-Sheikh confab to attract support for Iraqis people IRNA 03 May 2007 -- Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Thursday that the international conference on Iraq should mainly aim to attract the support of countries to restore security in the country.
  • China pledges debt relief, $6.5mln in aid to Iraq RIA Novosti 03 May 2007 -- China pledged debt relief and $6.5 million in humanitarian aid for Iraq Thursday at an international conference discussing ways to restore security and economic prosperity to the conflict-torn Middle Eastern country.

News Reports

  • Rice Meets with Syrian Foreign Minister at Iraq Conference Washington File 03 May 2007 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem May 3 on the margins of the Iraq Neighbors' Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in the highest-level contact between U.S. and Syrian officials since Washington recalled its ambassador from Damascus in February 2005.
  • Rocket Attack Kills Four In Baghdad's Green Zone RFE/RL 03 May 2007 -- The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad today said four U.S. government contractors, all from the Philippines, were killed in a rocket attack on the heavily fortified Green Zone compound on May 2.



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