Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
October 2012 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- Deadly Explosions in Iraq VOA 28 Oct 2012 -- Iraqi authorities say twin bombings Sunday near Baghdad have killed at least two people and wounded several others, one day after attacks killed more than 30 people.
- Deadly Attacks Rock Iraq RIA Novosti 28 Oct 2012 -- About 30 people were killed and some 100 wounded in shootings and bombings near Iraq’s capital Baghdad and elsewhere in the country.
- Iraq: UN envoy strongly condemns attacks during Muslim holiday UN News Centre 27 Oct 2012 -- The top United Nations envoy in Iraq on Saturday condemned “in the strongest terms” a series of attacks that killed and injured a number of people during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
- At Least 40 People Reported Killed In Iraq Attacks RFE/RL 27 Oct 2012 -- Attacks targeting mainly Iraq's Shi'ite community have left some 40 dead.
- Wave of Deadly Attacks Reported Across Iraq VOA 27 Oct 2012 -- A wave of deadly attacks has shattered the peace in Iraq, where Muslims are marking the second day of the Eid al-Adha holiday.
- Too Early to Tell Whether Iraq Effort Created Ally, General Says AFPS 24 Oct 2012 -- It’s still too early to tell whether the U.S. effort in Iraq has created an American ally, the commander of U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army said.
- Insurgent Attacks Kill 12 Across Iraq RFE/RL 24 Oct 2012 -- Attacks by Iraqi insurgents across Iraq have killed at least 12 people.
- At Least Eight Killed In Baghdad Attacks RFE/RL 23 Oct 2012 -- Separate attacks in Shi’ite neighborhoods of Baghdad have killed at least eight people and wounded more than 20 others.
- Most Iranian Exiles Relocated From Northern Iraq Base RFE/RL 23 Oct 2012 -- The United Nations’ special representative for Iraq says 3,000 residents of the camp that's served as a base for an Iranian exile group have moved to a transit site.
- Several Killed In Iraq Shootings, Bombings RFE/RL 20 Oct 2012 -- Police and hospital officials say shootings and bomb attacks in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities have killed more than a dozen people.
- Carter Discusses Defense, Security Issues with Iraqi Leaders AFPS 19 Oct 2012 -- Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter met with Iraq's prime minster and acting minister of defense to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to strengthening security and defense.
- Four 'Pakistani Shi'ite Pilgrims' Killed In Iraq Attack RFE/RL 19 Oct 2012 -- Iraqi officials say four Pakistani Shi'ite pilgrims heading to a shrine in central Iraq have been killed in an attack on their bus.
- Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter's Meeting with Iraq Prime Minister and Minister of Defense DoD 18 Oct 2012
- Secretary Clinton Remarks on Energy Diplomacy in the 21st Century US Dept. of State 18 Oct 2012
- Iraqi Authorities Put Out Arrest Warrant For Central Bank Chief RFE/RL 18 Oct 2012 -- An Iraqi judiciary spokesman says Iraqi authorities have issued an arrest warrant for the longtime governor of the country's central bank.
- Analysis: Syria and the regional food chain IRIN 18 Oct 2012 -- The Syrian crisis has disrupted food imports and exports in the region, raising food prices in Jordan, Iraq and Turkey.
- Statement by NSC Spokesman Tommy Vietor on Deputy National Security Advisor McDonough’s Travel to Iraq and Afghanistan The White House 17 Oct 2012
- Iraq's Central Bank Chief Suspended Over Corruption Probe RFE/RL 17 Oct 2012 -- The Iraqi government has suspended the head of the Central Bank over an investigation into fraud in connection with alleged manipulation of currency values.
- Russia Seeks to Rebuild Influence in Iraq VOA 15 Oct 2012 -- Almost one decade after American troops overthrew Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the Kremlin is seeking to regain some of the influence it enjoyed in the country during the near quarter century of Saddam Hussein’s rule.
- Iraq Agrees to Buy 28 Czech Combat Jets RIA Novosti 12 Oct 2012 -- Czech plane maker Aero Vodochody will deliver 28 L-159 advanced trainer/light-attack jets to the Iraqi Air Force after a preliminary agreement was reached on Friday, Czech Defense Minister Alexandr Vondra said.
- Iraq to Buy Czech L-159 Trainer Jets - Prime Minister RIA Novosti 11 Oct 2012 -- The Iraqi government intends to buy Czech-made Aero Vodochody L-159 advanced trainer/light-attack jets, Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Thursday in Prague after talks with his Czech counterpart Petr Necas, local TV reported.
- Iraq, Kuwait and US Conduct Security Exercise NNS 10 Oct 2012 -- The Iraqi Navy, Kuwaiti Coast Guard and U.S. Coast Guard conducted their first trilateral theater security exercise in more than seven years, Sept. 29.
- Iranian diplomat says Iran has not sent arms to Syria via Iraq IRNA 10 Oct 2012 -- Iran's consul in Basra Hamid-Reza Mokhtasabadi on Wednesday ruled out rumors that Iran had shipped arms to Syria via Iraq.
- US Sees No Problem in Russia-Iraq Military Deals RIA Novosti 10 Oct 2012 -- The United States does not see any problem for its military cooperation with Iraq after learning that Baghdad and Moscow have signed arms deals worth over $4.2 billion in the sphere of military-technical cooperation, US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.
- Iraq PM Confirms $4 Bln Arms Deal with Russia RIA Novosti 09 Oct 2012 -- Russia will deliver attack helicopters and mobile air-defense systems to Iraq in arms deals worth $4.2 billion signed earlier this year, it was disclosed today during a visit to Moscow by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in which he met his counterpart Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
- Iraqi PM Floats Defense-tech Deal with Russia RIA Novosti 08 Oct 2012 -- Iraq needs Russian assistance in its military and defense sectors, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki stressed on Monday.
- Iraqi Inspection of Iranian Flights US Dept. of State 05 Oct 2012
- Development of Iran-Iraq defense ties will contribute to regional peace, stability: Iraqi premier IRNA 03 Oct 2012 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said that expansion of Tehran-Baghdad defense cooperation is the main contributor to peace and stability of the entire region.
- Iran, Iraq call for enhanced defense cooperation IRNA 03 Oct 2012 -- Iranian Minister of Defense and Logistics of Armed Forces Brigadier-General Ahmad Vahidi and Iraqi Defense Minister Sadun ad-Dulaimi called for enhanced defense cooperation.
- Iran, Iraq to review defense ties IRNA 03 Oct 2012 -- Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Wednesday that he is to exchange views with the Iraqi officials on avenues to bolster bilateral defense cooperation.
- Iraqi Training to Continue Uninterrupted, Press Secretary Says AFPS 02 Oct 2012 -- U.S. military training for Iraq’s security forces will continue uninterrupted despite Congress’s failure to approve money for it in a temporary spending bill now funding government operations.
- Iraq Seeks End To Turkish Presence In North RFE/RL 02 Oct 2012 -- Iraq's government says it rejects the presence of foreign bases on Iraqi soil and will oppose any foreign military forces that enter Iraq to chase rebels.
- UN envoy voices concern over rise in Iraqi violence UN News Centre 02 Oct 2012 -- Top United Nations envoy in Iraq voiced deep concern over the recent uptick in violence across the country.
- Mehmanparast urges punishment for western firms having helped Saddam chemical weapons program IRNA 02 Oct 2012 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast called for punishment of western firms which helped chemical weapons program of the toppled Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
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