Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
June 2012 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- Strategic Dividends of Iraq Efforts Within Reach, Official Says AFPS 28 Jun 2012 -- Six months after U.S. combat troops withdrew from Iraq, long-term efforts there by the Defense and State departments have put strategic dividends within reach, the chief of staff to the undersecretary of defense for policy said today.
- Iraq Blasts Kill At Least 13 At Baghdad Market RFE/RL 22 Jun 2012 -- At least 13 people have been reported killed in two roadside bombs explosions at a popular market in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
- Saddam's Nephew Detained In Austria RFE/RL 22 Jun 2012 -- A man who says he is the nephew of the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been detained in Austria and taken to a "safe place."
- Turkey Hits Kurdish Targets In Northern Iraq RFE/RL 20 Jun 2012 -- Turkey's military says attack helicopters and warplanes have pounded Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq after a rebel attack on Turkish forces near the Iraqi border left eight Turkish soldiers dead.
- Iraqi Car Bomb Wounds Judge, Kills Two RFE/RL 20 Jun 2012 -- An Iraqi judge who oversees terrorism cases has been injured in a car bomb explosion in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
- NATO and Iraq transition towards strengthened partnership NATO 20 Jun 2012 -- In June, NATO opened a temporary Transition Cell in Iraq to smooth the path towards strengthened partnership and cooperation.
- Security Council urges greater efforts by Iraq, Kuwait to resolve post-invasion issues UN News Centre 20 Jun 2012 -- The Security Council urged the Governments of Iraq and Kuwait to step up their engagement with the United Nations envoy helping the two countries resolve issues pending from Iraq’s 1990 invasion.
- Iraq Taps Its Oil Riches, But Risks Deter Big Investment VOA 19 Jun 2012 -- Nine years after the U.S.-led invasion, the Iraqi government says the country is emerging as a global energy giant.
- Obama's Pick For Iraqi Envoy Withdraws From Consideration RFE/RL 19 Jun 2012 -- U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to Iraq has withdrawn his name from consideration.
- After deadly attacks in Iraq, UN envoy calls for root causes of violence to be addressed UN News Centre 13 Jun 2012 -- In the wake of deadly attacks across Iraq, the United Nations top envoy there expressed his shock today and called for the country's Government to address the root causes behind the violence.
- Bombs Kill 72 in Iraqi Cities, Shi'ite Pilgrims Targeted VOA 13 Jun 2012 -- Deadly explosions rocked cities across Iraq Wednesday, killing more than 72 people and wounding nearly 260. The bombings coincided with an annual Shi'ite pilgrimage to honor a revered 8th century religious figure.
- UN envoy concerned about delay in relocating Iranian exiles living in Iraq UN News Centre 11 Jun 2012 -- The United Nations top envoy in Iraq voiced his concern about the delay in the relocation of the residents of Camp New Iraq to a new location.
- Deaths Reported in Baghdad Mortar Attack Near Shi'ite Shrine RFE/RL 11 Jun 2012 -- At least four people have been killed and dozens wounded after mortars struck a square filled with Shi'ite pilgrims in Baghdad.
- Baghdad Pins Security Hopes On 13,000 CCTV Cameras RFE/RL 07 Jun 2012 -- Iraq's fragile coalition government is pinning its hopes on a network of closed-circuit television cameras to show it can bring some measure of security to Baghdad..
- Iraq Executes Saddam Hussein's Personal Secretary RFE/RL 07 Jun 2012 -- Iraq's Justice Ministry says the former personal secretary to the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been executed.
- Nominee For U.S. Ambassador To Iraq Pledges To Protect Democratic Gains RFE/RL 06 Jun 2012 -- US President Barack Obama's nominee for ambassador to Iraq has told lawmakers that guarding against "backsliding" on fragile democratic gains will top his agenda if he is confirmed.
- Report Says CIA Planning Large Drawdown In Iraq RFE/RL 05 Jun 2012 -- A U.S. newspaper is reporting that the CIA is planning to reduce the number of its personnel in Iraq to less than half of wartime levels.
- UN envoy condemns attack in central Baghdad UN News Centre 04 Jun 2012 -- The United Nations top envoy in Iraq condemned “in the strongest terms” an attack in central Baghdad.
- 23 Killed, Scores Wounded in Baghdad Blast VOA 04 Jun 2012 -- Iraqi officials say a car bomb attack in central Baghdad has killed at least 23 people and wounded more than 65.
- Car Bomb In Baghdad Kills At Least 20 RFE/RL 04 Jun 2012 -- At least 20 people are reported to have been killed in a car bomb explosion in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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