- IRAQI U-N WEAPONS INSPECTION STALL DRAWS IRE Voice of America 01 September 1998 - THE U-S PRESS IS CRITICAL OF THE CESSATION OF UNITED NATIONS WEAPONS INSPECTIONS IN IRAQ. THE ISSUE WAS BROUGHT INTO SHARPER FOCUS LAST WEEK BY THE RESIGNATION OF SCOTT RITTER.
- IRAQ / INSPECTIONS Voice of America 01 September 1998 - IRAQ TODAY (MONDAY) FORMALLY CALLED ON THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGED LINKS BETWEEN THE U-N WEAPONS INSPECTION COMMISSION, UNSCOM, AND THE UNITED STATES.
- The Criticism Mounts Iraq News 31 August 1998 - Did the Saudis understand that the Clinton administration was not going to blame the most obvious suspect, Iraq? After all, Khobar towers housed the pilots
that flew over Southern Iraq, enforcing the no-fly zone.
- Scott Ritter's Resignation & Reaction Iraq News 28 August 1998 - Wash Post reported that the US blocking of UNSCOM inspections began already in Nov 97. The "US efforts to restrain weapons searches conflicted with robust public rhetoric in support of the special commission's right to make what Albright often called 'unfettered, unconditional inspections' of any site in Iraq, at any time.'
- White House Briefing August 28, 1998 Q Do you have any reaction to Scott Ritter's comments this morning about U.S. change in policy on Iraq and his criticism of this administration's unwillingness to press the inspections issue?
- EX-UNSCOM INSPECTOR WARNS ABOUT IRAQ'S HIDDEN WEAPONS By Judy Aita USIA 28 August 1998 -- Scott Ritter, the UN weapons inspector who quit his post after almost seven years on the job, said August 28 that he resigned to sound a "wake-up" call that nations must continue to press for Iraq's disarmament.
- PRESS BRIEFING BY UNSCOM EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN 27 August 1998 Press Briefing -- The Security Council had made it abundantly clear that it was determined that Iraq should
comply with its decisions and resolutions, Mr. Butler said. He was satisfied that the Council wanted UNSCOM to continue to do its work to the fullest.
- U-N / IRAQ INSPECTORS Voice of America 27 August 1998 - THE CHAIRMAN OF THE UNITED NATIONS WEAPONS INSPECTION COMMISSION DENIED REPORTS THAT THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL AND THE UNITED STATES ARE PREVENTING HIM FROM CARRYING OUT HIS DISARMAMENT WORK IN IRAQ.
- RITTER / UNSCOM RESIGNATION Voice of America 27 August 1998 - A TOP UNITED NATIONS WEAPONS INSPECTOR RESIGNED WEDNESDAY FROM THE U-N COMMISION CHARGED WITH FINDING AND DISMANTLING IRAQI WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
- RITTER RESIGNATION LETTER 26 August 1998 - "The illusion of arms control is more dangerous than no arms control at all. What is being propagated by the Security Council today in relation to the work of the Special Commission is such an illusion, one which in all good faith I cannot, and will not, be a party to. I have no other option than to resign from my position here at the Commission effective immediately."
- Dvlpts; Criticism of Iraq Policy Iraq News 25 August 1998 - US, IRAQ TOUGHEN STANDS WITH SHAH REPORT, US MUST BACK UNSCOM, US MUST BACK IRAQI OPPOSITION,
- U-N / IRAQ INSPECTIONS Voice of America 24 August 1998 - THE UNITED STATES IS PROPOSING A SUSPENSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS REVIEW PROCESS FOR SANCTIONS IMPOSED ON IRAQ AFTER THE GULF WAR.
- SECURITY COUNCIL FIRM ON IRAQI COMPLIANCE USIA UNITED NATIONS REPORT 24 August 1998 - After being briefed by a special UN envoy on Iraq's continuing refusal to cooperate with UN weapons inspectors, the Security Council August 24 remained united in its position that Iraq's attitude is "totally unacceptable," the Council President said.
- Dvlpts, Sudanese-Iraq Relations Iraq News 24 August 1998 - This is the 19th day without weapons inspections in Iraq. To be precise, that means that UNSCOM can and does monitor declared or designated sites and can and does send teams to those sites. But if there are no inspections, then UNSCOM cannot send teams to sites that have not been declared or designated.
- Developments Iraq News 21 August 1998 - The NYT reported, "Such remarks [as Richardson's] are fueling speculation among diplomats here that with many of Iraq's most dangerous weapons eliminated and the administration clearly reluctant to seek a new military confrontation, the focus of US policy might be shifting."
- A Black Cat in a Dark Room
By NIZAR HAMDOON [ Iraq’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. ] The New York Times Op-Ed August 20, 1998 --Iraq has complied with all the fundamental requirements of disarmament in Security Council Resolution 687. But the United States and Britain refuse to recognize this fact.
- U-N / IRAQ SANCTIONS Voice of America 20 August 1998 -- SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAQ WILL REMAIN IN FORCE FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 60 DAYS -- THE OUTCOME OF A UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING TODAY (THURSDAY).
- IRAQ / U-N Voice of America 18 August 1998 --
THE U-N'S SPECIAL ENVOY TO IRAQ SAYS THERE HAS BEEN NO CHANGE IN IRAQ'S DECISION TO SUSPEND COOPERATION WITH U-N WEAPONSINSPECTORS AND AS A RESULT, HE IS RETURNING TO U-N HEADQUARTERS
- U-N - IRAQ / DEADLOCK Voice of America 18 August 1998 -- IRAQ IS (TUESDAY) REFUSING TO RESUME COOPERATION WITH UNITED NATIONS WEAPONS INSPECTORS, DESPITE INCREASING U-N PRESSURE FOR IT TO DO SO.
- SECURITY COUNCIL GIVES GO-AHEAD FOR IRAQI INSPECTIONS By Judy Aita USIA 18 August 1998 -- Reminding Baghdad of its obligation to cooperate with the United Nations, the Security Council August 18 gave its full support for the resumption of weapons inspections in Iraq.
- Dvlpts; More Criticism of Iraq Policy Iraq News 18 August 1998 - Tom Friedman wrote, "It's time for the President to make clear exactly what his Iraq policy is, which simply is not clear anymore. What is clear is that the Administration is playing games—trying to shift responsibility for Iraq policy from the White House to the United Nations, which is to shift it to nowhere."
- DoD News Briefing , August 18, 1998 -- I don't think there's been a change of posture by the United States. We have supported robust and vigorous inspections since the inspection process began. We still support that. The U.N. Security Council, I believe, supports that as well, and it has been discussing ways to get the inspections back on track.
- US, UK, & Israeli Criticism of Iraq Policy Iraq News 17 August 1998 - A very knowledgeable source confirmed to "Iraq News" that the Wash Post account of how the Clinton administration blocked UNSCOM inspections was "thoroughly accurate." Sec State Albright denied there had been such interference.
- U-N / IRAQ INSPECTIONS Voice of America 17 August 1998 -- THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL IS (MONDAY) PREPARING TO TELL U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS TO CONTINUE THEIR WORK IN IRAQ.
- "The U.S. Will Stand Firm on Iraq, No Matter What" x by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, The New York Times 17 August 1998 -- " ... when Iraq suspended all inspections on Aug. 3, we understood that Saddam had done something which even his backers in the Security Council could not defend. It was in that context that I consulted with Mr. Butler, who came to his own conclusion that it was wiser to keep the focus on Iraq's open defiance of the Security Council. Had Unscom gone ahead with the intrusive inspections, they would have been blocked anyway. But some in the Security Council would have muddied the waters by claiming again that Unscom had provoked Iraq."
- SECURITY COUNCIL WANTS IRAQ INSPECTIONS TO CONTINUE By Judy Aita USIA 17 August 1998 -- The Security Council August 17 was preparing to
instruct UN weapons experts to resume inspections that had been put on hold since Iraq refused to cooperate further on Gulf War disarmament issues.
- Iraq's Unconventional Programs, the CIA, and the Iraqi Opposition Iraq News 16 August 1998 - Hamza explained to the NYT following Israel's 1981 bombing of the Osirak reactor, Iraq adopted an entirely new tack, vastly expanding its clandestine program, as the staff grew from 400 to 7,000, while "US intelligence officials knew little of the Iraqi effort."
- ALBRIGHT / IRAQ Voice of America 14 August 1998 --
SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT SAYS SHE DOES NOT GIVE ORDERS TO UNITED NATIONS INSPECTORS LOOKING FOR IRAQI WEAPONS.
- ALBRIGHT DENIES ALLEGATIONS OF US INTERFERENCE WITH UNSCOM By Jane A. Morse USIA 14 August 1998 -- Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has denied allegations that the United States tried to halt surprise inspections by UNSCOM in Iraq.
- IRAQ / U-N FRIDAY Voice of America 14 August 1998 -- THE UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL ENVOY TO IRAQ IS WAITING FOR A RESPONSE FROM THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT TO A MESSAGE FROM THE U-N SECRETARY-GENERAL URGING IRAQ TO RESUME COOPERATION WITH U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS.
- IRAQ / U-N Voice of America 14 August 1998 --
THE UNITED NATIONS DENIED A NEWSPAPER REPORT THAT THE UNITED STATES AND BRITAIN INTERVENED WITH U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS TO DISCOURAGE THEM FROM CARRYING OUT SURPRISE INSPECTIONS IN IRAQ.
- UNSCOM, Terrorism Iraq News 14 August 1998 --
The Clinton administration has shifted to a new policy of "deterrence," in which it would no
longer back up UNSCOM with the threat/use of force. And after the Feb 23 Annan accord, the US had put UNSCOM on a short leash to prevent clashes with Baghdad.
- TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE August 14, 1998 -- Report to the Congress on the developments since my last report of February 3, 1998, concerning the national emergency with respect to Iraq that was declared in Executive Order 12722 of August 2, 1990.
- White House PRESS BRIEFING BY MIKE MCCURRY August 13, 1998 -- Q What was the President's response to a story in today's Washington Post that Secretary Albright had twice asked the special U.N. team not to conduct surprise inspections in Baghdad?
- White House PRESS BRIEFING BY MIKE MCCURRY AND COLONEL P.J. CROWLEY August 13, 1998 -- COLONEL CROWLEY: UNSCOM and the IAEA have clearly indicated that they cannot continue their inspection programs under these circumstances.
- DoD News Briefing , August 13, 1998 -- We have now 23,000 people in the Gulf. Since we last talked about the numbers of people there, an amphibious ready group has arrived on a previously scheduled deployment to the Gulf. So, we have 23,000 people there. We have very significant combat force, 165 aircraft, we have a large number of cruise missiles and we have, now, Marines in the area.
- MORE IRAQI INTRANSIGENCE - U-S OPINION ROUNDUP Voice of America 13 August 1998 -- THE FACT THAT SADDAM HUSSEIN IS AGAIN DEFYING THE UNITED NATIONS BY WITHDRAWING COOPERATION FROM THE WEAPONS INSPECTION TEAMS IS CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL ANGER AND FRUSTRATION IN THE U-S PRESS.
- IRAQ - U-N Voice of America 13 August 1998 -- THE U-N SPECIAL ENVOY TO IRAQ, PRAKASH SHAH, HAS ARRIVED IN BAGHDAD ON A MISSION AIMED AT REVIVING THE U-N WEAPONS INSPECTIONS PROGRAM.
- IRAQ / U-N Voice of America 12 August 1998 --
THE U-N SPECIAL ENVOY TO IRAQ IS DUE THURSDAY IN BAGHDAD FOR TALKS AIMED AT RESUMING THE SUSPENDED ARMS INSPECTION PROGRAM IN IRAQ. BUT THERE ARE INDICATIONS THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE TO DEMAND AN END TO ECONOMIC SANCTIONS BEFORE IT WILL RESUME COOPERATION.
- U-N / IRAQ INSPECTIONS Voice of America 12 August 1998 -- THE UNITED NATIONS' CHIEF ARMS INSPECTOR, RICHARD BUTLER, SAYS HIS DISARMAMENT ACTIVITIES IN IRAQ HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO A HALT BY IRAQ'S REFUSAL TO COOPERATE WITH HIM.
- UNSCOM POSTPONES IRAQ INSPECTIONS By Judy Aita USIA 12 August 1998 -- The UN Special Commission overseeing the destruction of Iraqi weapons (UNSCOM) is delaying planned chemical, biological and missile inspections until the current impasse with Iraqi has been worked out.
- IAEA DIRECTOR GENERAL INFORMS SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT OF STATUS OF VERIFICATION ACTIVITIES IN IRAQ 12 August 1998 Press Release IAEA/1322 IK/250
- TEXT: IAEA INFORMS UNSC ON IRAQ VERIFICATION ACTIVITIES 11 August 1998 -- Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), informed the UN Security Council August 11 that his agency's ongoing monitoring and verification (OMV) program has been limited by Iraq and that IAEA is "awaiting instructions from the Council on how to proceed further."
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1998 - QUESTION: The Iraqi Health Minister claimed yesterday - I think it was 1.4 million Iraqis had died as a result of sanctions. Any reaction to that? MR. FOLEY: Yes. It's an astonishing claim that is simply untrue.
- IRAQ/ EKEUS/ SANCTIONS Voice of America 11 August 1998 -- A SPECIAL U-N ENVOY IS HEADING TO IRAQ TO TRY TO RESOLVE THE LATEST STANDOFF BETWEEN BAGHDAD AND U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS.
- The US, UNSC, UNSCOM, and Iraq Iraq News 11 August 1998 -- The United States is so eager to avoid a new military confrontation with Iraq that it has blocked more weapons inspections this year than Baghdad. Washington has repeatedly intervened to prevent UN weapons inspectors from mounting what it fears could be provocative searches for banned weaponry.
- U-N - IRAQ / ARMS REVIEW Voice of America 10 August 1998 -- U-N SECRETARY-GENERAL KOFI ANNAN TODAY (MONDAY) SENT A SPECIAL ENVOY TO BAGHDAD TO URGE IRAQ TO RESUME COOPERATION WITH U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS.
- SECRETARY GENERAL SENDS ENVOY TO IRAQ UNITED NATIONS REPORT, 10 August 1998 -- United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has sent his special envoy for Iraq, Prakash Shah, to Baghdad to urge that government to cooperate with UN weapons inspectors.
- IRAQ / U-N FRIDAY Voice of America 07 August 1998 --
U-N WEAPONS MONITORS IN IRAQ WENT ABOUT THEIR WORK NORMALLY FRIDAY, TWO DAYS AFTER IRAQ SUSPENDED COOPERATION WITH THE U-N SPECIAL COMMISSION.
- SADDAM SAYS NO Voice of America 07 August 1998 -- IRAQ'S DECISION TO DEFY UNITED NATIONS ARMS INSPECTORS BY SUSPENDING COOPERATION IS THE SUBJECT OF NUMEROUS EDITORIALS IN THE U-S PRESS.
- U-N / IRAQ / NEXT STEP Voice of America 07 August 1998 -- THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL THIS WEEK DENOUNCED IRAQ'S SUSPENSION OF COOPERATION WITH U-N ARMS INSPECTORS. BUT THE COUNCIL DID NOT ANNOUNCE ANY SPECIFIC MEASURES IN RESPONSE TO THE IRAQI MOVE.
- U.S. Avoids Military Threat After Fresh Iraqi Defiance By Barton Gellman and John M. Goshko Washington Post, August 7, 1998; Page A01 -- The Clinton administration, which less than six months ago vowed a swift and sure resort to force if Iraq interfered with United Nations disarmament inspectors, backed away from that military threat yesterday
in the face of fresh Iraqi defiance. Yesterday's public statements followed a policy review last spring, undisclosed until now, in which Clinton's national security cabinet concluded that it could no longer back intrusive U.N. inspections with the threat or use of American military force -- a centerpiece of U.S. containment efforts since the administration of President George Bush. Among the factors cited were: declining political support for use of force among even the closest U.S. allies and the inability of the U.N. inspectors to turn up major new evidence of Iraqi development of ballistic missiles or chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. The policy review accompanied the decision by top administration
policymakers in June to withdraw most of the armada they assembled in and around the Persian Gulf during the winter crisis.
- IRAQ IS IN VIOLATION OF UN ACCORDS, KOFI ANNAN AND THE UNSC SAY 06 August 1998 By Judy Aita USIA -- The UN Security Council and Secretary General Kofi Annan declared August 6 that Iraq has violated the Gulf War cease-fire agreement by unilaterally suspending cooperation with UN weapons inspectors, but the Secretary General held out hope that further talks with Iraqi officials will avert another crisis between Baghdad and the international community.
- Iraq STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT August 6, 1998 Iraq's latest refusal to cooperate with the international weapons inspectors is unacceptable. As a condition of the cease-fire in the Gulf War, the United Nations demanded and Iraq agreed to account for its nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them within fifteen days, and to destroy them.
- White House Briefing August 6, 1998 - Q The other thing is there are some diplomats and other analysts who are suggesting that the Lewinsky matter might be factored into his calculations. What message could you send him that
would let him know that Lewinsky is not, you know, tempering your response?
- U.S. Department of State Daily Briefing , AUGUST 6, 1998
IRAQ Chairman Butler's Report to Security Council Today Memorandum of Understanding Between Iraq and UN Secretary General Iraqi Behavior and Compliance MOU and Oil For Food Program
Prospects for Use of Force Chairman Butler and UNSCOM Team Performance Prospects for Lifting Sanctions
- DoD News Briefing, August 6, 1998 -- Iraq's goals are clear. One, it wants to try to end the sanctions, and this is the wrong way to go about that. Two, I think it wants to try to end inspections so it can continue work on its weapons of mass destruction program. The U.N. has made it clear year in and year out that it's not going to allow that to happen. I assume that the U.N. won't allow it to happen this
- U-S / IRAQ Voice of America 06 August 1998 -
FOR THE SECOND TIME IN SIX MONTHS, THE UNITED STATES IS AGAIN FACING A POSSIBLE CONFRONTATION WITH IRAQ OVER BAGHDAD'S REFUSAL TO ALLOW THE UNITED NATIONS TO SEARCH FOR SUSPECTED WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
- CLINTON / IRAQ Voice of America 06 August 1998 -
PRESIDENT CLINTON IS VOWING TO MAINTAIN SANCTIONS ON IRAQ UNTIL BAGHDAD COMPLIES WITH U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS.
- IRAQ / U-S TROOPS Voice of America 06 August 1998 -
PENTAGON OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE A STRONG FORCE OF SHIPS, PLANES AND MISSILES CURRENTLY FOCUSED ON IRAQ -- AND PENTAGON SPOKESMAN KEN BACON SAYS THAT FLEET CAN BE REINFORCED IN A SHORT TIME IF THE DISPUTE BETWEEN THE UNITED NATIONS AND BAGHDAD OVER BANNED WEAPONS BECOMES A CRISIS.
- IRAQ / U-N INSPECTIONS Voice of America 06 August 1998 - THERE ARE CONFLICTING REPORTS COMING FROM IRAQ ON WHETHER ITS GOVERNMENT IS PREVENTING U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS FROM CARRYING OUT THEIR WORK.
- U-N / IRAQ INSPECTIONS Voice of America 06 August 1998 - THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL THURSDAY DENOUNCED IRAQ'S SUSPENSION OF WEAPONS INSPECTIONS AS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE. U-N SECRETARY-GENERAL KOFI ANNAN URGED IRAQ TO ENTER NEW TALKS ON
- BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL 6 August 1998 - The Executive Chairman of the United Nations Special Commission for the disposal of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (UNSCOM), Richard Butler, had introduced his report on his visit to the country. The Council also had before it a letter from Mr. Aziz containing Iraq's decisions on the work of UNSCOM.
- Iraqi Statements on Aug 5 Iraq NewsAUG 6, 1998 --
UNSCOM inspections were blocked today. Amb. Butler, in his
abortive trip to Iraq, never had any substantive discussions. Those
accompanying him explained that Aziz and his colleagues appeared
relaxed, even smug, as they simply stated and restated what apparently
had become a high-level policy line: that there was nothing left to talk
about, that Iraq had ended all its weapons programs and that sanctions
should be lifted without further ado.
- IRAQ - U-N UPDATE Voice of America 05 August 1998
IRAQ HAS SUSPENDED COOPERATION WITH U-N INSPECTORS WHO WERE OVERSEEING THE ELIMINATION OF IRAQ'S WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. THE FREEZE WAS ANNOUNCED LATE WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING A
MEETING OF THE COUNTRY'S RULING REVOLUTIONARY COMMAND COUNCIL.
- IRAQ - U-N Voice of America 05 August 1998
IRAQ'S PARLIAMENT HAS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO SUSPEND COOPERATION WITH U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS WHO ARE OVERSEEING IRAQ'S DISARMAMENT PROGRAM.
- CLINTON / IRAQ Voice of America 05 August 1998
THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION IS TAKING A LOW-KEY RESPONSE TO IRAQI PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSEIN'S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE IS FREEZING COOPERATION WITH U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS.
- IRAQ / U-N REACT Voice of America 05 August 1998
THE UNITED NATIONS IS CONSIDERING HOW TO REACT TO IRAQ'S DECISION TO SUSPEND COOPERATION WITH UNITED NATIONS ARMS INSPECTORS. RUSSIA'S U-N REPRESENTATIVE SAYS IRAQ IS NOT ENTIRELY TO BLAME FOR THE NEW TROUBLES.
- PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL August 5, 1998 -- A correspondent wanted to know whether the Secretary-General had issued any further comment on the calls from within Iraq again for non-cooperation with the inspectors of UNSCOM. Mr. Brandt said that nothing further had been said by the Secretary-General despite him being "haunted by many of you waiting behind the scenes and trying to ambush him to get him to say something".
- White House Briefing August 5, 1998 -- COLONEL CROWLEY: Obviously, we are looking forward to hearing from Richard Butler tomorrow at the Security Council. What we've heard today from Iraq is a great deal of rhetoric. We've heard
this bluster before. We've seen this petulance before. But at the end of the day we'll judge the situation by Iraqi actions, not by Iraqi words.
- IRAQ: BUTLER CUTS SHORT TALKS; MORE WORRIES FOR THE GULF USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report - August 4, 1998 -- News that UN weapons inspector Richard Butler had cut short his talks with Iraqi officials on dismantling Iraq's weapons of
mass destruction came too late for most editorial deadlines overseas.
- White House Briefing August 4, 1998 - Well, this only goes back to what Iraq says it wants. It wants relief from sanctions; it's not going to get
relief from sanctions until it fully accounts for its programs. We've had this lack of cooperation for basically seven years.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Briefing , AUGUST 4, 1998
IRAQ Ambassador Butler's trip / Missile/chemical weapons files/ sanctions relief
UNSCOM discovery /people suffering / Butler's report Kofi Annan trip/ humanitarian efforts / oil-for-food program / lifting of sanctions US in contact / crisis brewing /Visit of Shi'ite leader Amb. Butler's blue print
- UNSCOM-IRAQ TALKS BREAK DOWN UNITED NATIONS REPORT, AUGUST 4, 1998 -- Butler told journalists that he was disappointed that Iraqi Deputy
Prime Minister Tariq Aziz was not prepared to accept UNSCOM's accelerated work program. Instead, Tariq Aziz "demanded that I report to the Council that all disarmament is already completed. I don't have sufficient evidence to do that report," Butler said.
- U-S / IRAQ Voice of America - 04 August 1998
BUTLER TOLD REPORTERS IRAQ DEMANDED THAT HE DECLARE IT WAS ALREADY IN COMPLIANCE.
- U-N / IRAQ Voice of America - 04 August 1998
U-N SECRETARY-GENERAL KOFI ANNAN DESCRIBED THE LATEST ARMS INSPECTION TROUBLES WITH IRAQ AS A
"HICCUP," SAYING HE HOPES TALKS ON THE ISSUE WILL RESUME SOON.
- IRAQ / U-N Voice of America - 04 August 1998
UNITED NATIONS CHIEF WEAPONS INSPECTOR RICHARD BUTLER HAS CUT SHORT HIS VISIT TO IRAQ. THE U-N OFFICIAL LEFT BAGHDAD A DAY EARLY BECAUSE OF THE COLLAPSE OF TALKS OVER IRAQ'S DISARMAMENT PROGRAM.
- IRAQ / U-N Voice of America 04 August 1998 --
U-N CHIEF WEAPONS INSPECTOR RICHARD BUTLER HAS CUT SHORT HIS VISIT TO IRAQ AND IS RETURNING TO U-N HEADQUARTERS. IRAQI OFFICIALS DEMANDED HE REPORT IRAQ HAS COMPLIED WITH U-N DEMANDS IT
ERADICATE ITS WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
- IRAQ / U-N Voice of America 03 August 1998
THE LATEST ROUND OF TALKS BETWEEN IRAQ AND U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS BEGAN MONDAY IN BAGHDAD. IRAQI OFFICIALS ARE EXPRESSING PESSIMISM OVER THE OUTCOME.
- Official talks between Iraqi team led by Deputy Prime Minister Tariq 'Aziz and UNSCOM Executive Chairman Richard Butler held at the Iraqi Foreign Ministry in Baghdad on 3 August.
- Developments in US Iraq Policy Iraq News, 03 August 1998 - With the anniversary of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and Amb. Butler's arrival in Baghdad, both Aug 2, things are heating up. The Iraqi press viciously attacked Kuwait, as well as Butler.
- Iraq Accuses UN Arms Inspectors of Returning to Square One
Tehran Times 02 August 1998 -- Iraq accused UN arms inspectors on Saturday of going backwards in their work and ignoring Baghdad's achievements in disarmament, warning that it was being left with little incentive to cooperate.
- IRAQ / BUTLER ARRIVES Voice of America 02 August 1998 -- U-N CHIEF WEAPONS INSPECTOR RICHARD BUTLER HAS ARRIVED IN IRAQ TO ASSESS PROGRESS IN ELIMINATING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. THE VISIT COMES AMID IRAQI THREATS TO TAKE ACTION IF THE ECONOMIC SANCTIONS ARE NOT LIFTED.
- Fog of War - Air War in Baghdad 02 August 1998 -- On the eighth anniversary of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, washingtonpost.com today unveiled "Fog of War," a comprehensive multimedia evaluation of the 1991 air war in Baghdad.
- IRAQ / U-N Voice of America 01 August 1998 --
IRAQI GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND STATE-OWNED NEWSPAPERS SHARPLY CRITICIZED UNITED NATIONS WEAPONS INSPECTORS SATURDAY. THE CRITICISM COMES JUST AS THOSE INSPECTORS ARE SCHEDULED TO VISIT BAGHDAD.
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