- IRAQI OPPOSITION Voice of America 31 October 1999 -- Some 300 representatives of Iraqi opposition groups are concluding a four-day conference in New York aimed at uniting against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
- Sens. Kerrey, Brownback at Nat'l Assembly Meet Iraq News 31 October 1999 - "Iraq News," Oct 5, asked why the Gov't of Israel says nothing about the Iraq threat, sans UNSCOM/IAEA. The answer seems to be the peace
process. Of course, that makes no sense. One cannot reasonably neglect Saddam for any reason. But that is how it is.
- Rep. Benjamin Gilman, to INC Nat'l Assembly Iraq News 31 October 1999 - REMARKS OF CONGRESSMAN BENJAMIN A. GILMAN, CHAIRMAN
COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 31, 1999
- More fake balance from NYT Iraq Action Coalition 30 October 1999 -- Bellamy's agency, UNICEF, found a
doubling of child mortality in Iraq. You would think that contextual
information would be juztaposed with this tiny little comment, whose
context and meaning we cannot judge. Clearly the selectivity of the quote
is again designed to lead us to believe that while things in Iraq may be
bad, we should not worry too much. Disgusting.
- IRAQI OPPOSITION Voice of America 30 October 1999 -- Representatives of Iraqi opposition groups began a four-day meeting in New York Friday and heard calls for them to unite to overthrow Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
- Presidential Determination No. 2000-05 October 29, 1999 -- I hereby direct the furnishing of up to $5 million in
defense articles from the stocks of the Department of Defense, defense
services of the Department of Defense, and military education and training
in order to provide assistance to the Iraqi National Congress.
- COALITION AIRCRAFT STRIKE IRAQI MILITARY RADAR SITE
UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND October 29, 1999 -- Two U.S. Navy F/A-18 "Hornets" used precision guided munitions to strike an Iraqi military radar site near Ar Razzazah.
- Text: Senator Brownback Statement to the Iraqi National Assembly Oct. 29 "Let's put Saddam Hussein on notice here and now: The good people of Iraq with the firm backing of the United States want you out. We will not rest until we see Saddam Hussein behind bars," Senator Sam Brownback, Republican of Kansas, said October 29 to the National Assembly of the Iraqi National Congress.
- Text: Scheffer Makes Case for War Crimes Prosecution of Saddam Hussein (Address to Iraqi National Congress in New York Oct. 29) David Scheffer, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Issues, has laid out the U.S. case for prosecuting Saddam Hussein and a handful of close associates before an international war crimes tribunal.
- IRAQ SHIPMENTS Voice of America 28 October 1999 -- Peter Burleigh, the Deputy Chief of the United States Mission to the United Nations, today (Thursday) defended the policy of delaying shipments of some materials to Iraq.
- IRAQ OPPOSITION TRAINING Voice of America 28 October 1999 -- The U-S military is set to start training some members of the Iraqi opposition to Saddam Hussein next week.
- DoD News Briefing October 28, 1999 -- The first decision is to spend $2 million on equipment that will be used to set up a headquarters by the Iraqi opposition movement. There is an umbrella organization, called the Iraqi National Congress, that represents seven groups that the president has selected. Second, $3 million has been earmarked for training support. This will be spent on five types of training. This is leadership training; management and administration training for setting up a civil society; legal issues; that's human rights, peacekeeping, basic legal approaches to setting up a democracy; and what we would call political opposition skills.
- The Iraqi Opposition Consists of 27 Million People By Rick Marshall USIA 28 October 1999 -- Beginning the 29th, some 350 members of the Iraqi National Congress will meet in New York City in what will be the largest gathering of the opposition since 1992.
- Iraqi Opposition Calls for Greater International Support By William B. Reinckens USIA 28 October 1999 -- The Iraqi National Congress (INC) meeting, which will be the INC's first in seven years, is expected to draw 350 delegates to affirm the Iraqi opposition's unity, define their vision for the future of Iraq and set plans for a new initiative to overthrow Saddam Hussein.
- Security Council Must Scrutinize Oil-For-Food Purchases, U.S. Says By Judy Aita USIA 28 October 1999 -- The United States October 28 appealed to Security Council members to uphold their responsibilities to have an oil-for-food program that meets the basic needs of the Iraqi people but also to stop Iraq from reacquiring weapons of mass destruction.
- Iraqis fire once again at ONW Aircraft
UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND (28 Oct 99) Coalition aircraft dropped precision-guided-munitions (PGMs) on Surface-to-Air-Missiles (SAMs) at a site east of Mosul. Initial post-mission analysis indicates one bomb missed its intended target, but did not result in civilian casualties or damage to civilian facilities.
- Iraqis Fire at ONW Aircraft again
UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND (27 Oct 99) Coalition aircraft dropped precision-guided-munitions (PGMs) on Surface-to-Air-Missiles (SAMs) at a site east of Mosul. Initial post-mission analysis indicates one bomb missed its intended target, but did not result in civilian casualties or damage to civilian facilities.
- Text: US Seeks Prosecution of Iraqi Regime by International Criminal Tribunal USIA 27 October 1999 -- "Our primary objective is to see Saddam Hussein and the leadership of the Iraqi regime indicted and prosecuted by an international criminal tribunal," David Scheffer, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes, said October 27 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing 27 October 1999 -- We think that Secretary General Annan has been badly advised as to the situation in the sanctions committee. The problem here is that Iraq has not used the program as it existed, and has had to be pressured into buying the food and medicine that it could buy.
- COHEN IN MIDEAST: U.S. FOR 'PEACE AND SECURITY' OR ' IMPERIALISM'? USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report 26 October 1999 -- In some of the strongest objections to U.S. policy voiced since the dissolution of the Gulf War alliance, the Arab press called for an end to the U.S.-British patrol of the no-fly zone over southern Iraq. The U.S., many Arab writers contended, is practicing "a new imperialism" in the region by maintaining a troop presence in the Persian Gulf, viewing the region's issues through the perspective of "an Israeli filter" and promoting U.S. weapons sales that drain new oil revenues and keep Arab economies "dormant."
- IRAQ-HUMANITARIAN AID Voice of America 26 October 1999 -- The U-N official in charge of coordinating humanitarian aide in Iraq, Hans Von Sponeck, says delays in some relief supplies are causing problems.
- BRIEFING BY HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR IN IRAQ 26 October 1999 -- Hans von Sponeck, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, told correspondents today at the United Nations noon briefing that the situation in Baghdad had improved. With the infusion of additional resources totalling between 3 and 4 billion dollars, the humanitarian programme had expanded.
- Iraqis Fire at ONW Aircraft UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND (25 Oct 99) Coalition aircraft dropped precision-guided-munitions (PGMs) on a surface-to-air missile (SAM) storage facility south of Mosul.
- IRAQ VIOLATES SANCTIONS Voice of America 22 October 1999 -- Iraq continues to violate the sanctions
imposed by the United Nations Security Council.
- The Iraqis Are Victims Of Saddam, Not Of The Outside World By Samuel R. Berger, International Herald Tribune October 20, 1999 -- The people of Iraq are indeed suffering today, but the cause is not sanctions. It is the policies of Saddam Hussein.
- Cohen Takes Aim at Iraqi Propaganda American Forces Press Service 20 October 1999 -- Cohen said the United States and its allies must counter Hussein's propaganda. "We will continue to remind people who Saddam is, and what he's done in the past, and what he's capable of doing in the future."
- UNICEF / IRAQ Voice of America 20 October 1999 -- UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, says there has been a sharp deterioration in the health of children in Iraq since the end of the Gulf War in 1991.
- State Dept on ILA Drawdown Iraq News 18 October 1999 - In November 1998, President Clinton announced that the United States
would contain Saddam Hussein while seeking a new regime to govern in
Baghdad. The President committed the United States to support those
Iraqis--inside and outside Iraq--who seek a new government and a better
future for all the people of Iraq.
- Iraqis Fire at ONW Aircraft UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND (17 Oct 99) Coalition aircraft responded in self-defense, against targets north of Mosul, with precision-guided-munitions (PGMs).
- IRAQ/UNICEF Voice of America 17 October 1999 -- A senior U-N official has criticized continued high infant-mortality rates in Iraq, but says
international sanctions imposed after the Gulf War are not solely responsible for them.
- COALITION STRIKES SITE NEAR AL KUT UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND October 16, 1999 - U.S. Air Force F-16 "Falcons" and two U.S. Navy F/A-18 "Hornets" enforcing the Southern No-Fly Zone used a variety of precision-guided weapons to strike a surface-to-air missile battery near Al Kut. The strikes came in response to the recent Iraqi movement of the SAM battery into a position threatening coalition aircraft.
- Iraqis Launch Against ONW Aircraft UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND (14 Oct 99) -- Iraqi forces fired surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) at Operation Northern Watch (ONW) aircraft today. Coalition aircraft responded in self-defense, against
targets in the vicinity of Mosul, with precision-guided-munitions (PGMs).
- STEALTH BOMBING Iraq News 14 October 1999 -
"Iraq News" has previously complained that the majority of Middle East experts who write about Iraq do not describe, or do not properly describe, the threat posed by Saddam's unconventional weapons capabilities. Consequently, their policy recommendations fall short of what is necessary to address the problem.
- Text: Kuwaiti Coast Guard Seizes Dhows Exporting Food From Iraq USIA 14 October 1999 -- On October 4, the Kuwaiti Coast Guard seized three dhows (large wooden cargo vessels) which were sailing from Iraq and had entered Kuwaiti territorial waters. The dhows were exporting food items from Iraq, inviolation of UN Security Council resolutions, State Department Spokesman James P. Rubin said October 14.
- Background Briefing Subject: SecDef Visit to Middle East October 13, 1999 -- When he was there last, in February, as you'll recall, he talked to them about shared early warning and problems of weapons of mass destruction, and we started a so-called cooperative defense initiative, which focuses on passive defense and shared early warning, potential of theater missile defense. Do you agree that it's ironic that we are somehow protecting the Kurds from being attacked by Saddam Hussein, but then they're getting attacked by Turkey, who is also helping protect them from Saddam Hussein as part of Operation Northern Watch? That question is too hard to answer.
- COALITION AIRCRAFT RESPOND TO IRAQI PROVOCATIONS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND October 11, 1999 -- U.S. Navy and Marine Corps F/A-18 "Hornet" and British Royal Air Force GR-1 "Tornado" aircraft used precision guided munitions to strike three Iraqi military radar sites and an Iraqi military communications site near Al Kut and An Nasiriyah.
- IRAQ MAY EXPORT MORE OIL Voice of America 08 October 1999 -- This month, the United Nations Security Council approved a substantial increase in the amount of oil that Iraq is allowed to export. The council has authorized Iraq to sell more than eight billion dollars' worth of oil over the six-month period ending November 20th
- CONCRETE BOMB Voice of America 07 October 1999 -- Pentagon officials say U-S pilots attacking Iraq have started using a special kind of bomb that is highly accurate - but does not blow up. The high-tech rock-throwing is intended to wreck Iraqi air defenses without hurting nearby civilians.
- Iraqis Fire at ONW Aircraft Again UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND (6 Oct 99) -- Coalition aircraft dropped precision-guided-munitions (PGMs) on a surface-to-air missile (SAM) support facility west of Mosul.
- NATIONAL ORGANIZING CONFERENCE ON IRAQ Iraq Action Coalition 06 October 1999 -- The National Organizing Conference on Iraq will bring together anti-sanctions grassroots groups from around the country to provide an
opportunity for all of us to meet, exchange ideas, and form an effective national strategy. To this end, we will also build regional coalitions and develop a more complete understanding of the impact of sanctions and of the people of Iraq.
- SECURITY COUNCIL INCREASES CEILING ON IRAQI OIL EXPORTS UNDER ‘OIL-FOR-FOOD’ PROGRAMME Press Release SC/6738 - 4 October 1999 - Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter, the Security Council this afternoon, determined to improve the humanitarian situation in Iraq, decided to increase the ceiling on the value of oil that Iraq is allowed to export under the programme of humanitarian assistance to Iraq, known as "oil for food".
- Text: UNSC Increases Amount of Oil Iraq is Allowed to SellUSIA 04 October 1999 -- Increasing the amount of oil Iraq is allowed to sell under the oil-for-food program will ensure that the Iraqi people continue to benefit from the export of their country's oil, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nancy Soderberg said October 4.
- U-N - IRAQ OIL
Voice of America 04 October 1999 -- The U-N Security Council has decided to allow Iraq to sell an additional three-billion-dollars worth of oil. U-N correspondent Max Ruston reports the Security Council is easing its ceiling on Iraqi oil exports for the current six-month period.
- REPORTERS NOTEBOOK-ROAD TO BAGHDAD Voice of America 04 October 1999 -- Commercial flights to Iraq have been cancelled and most of the country's air space is in a no-fly zone enforced by United States and British warplanes. As a result, people going to Iraq must travel overland from Amman, Jordan's capital.
- IRAQ / POLIO
Voice of America 04 October 1999 --
The United Nations says it hopes to provide polio vaccinations for about three-and-one-half-million children in Iraq during the next three days. Lisa Schlein in Geneva reports the World Health Organization and UNICEF -- the U-N Children's Fund -- organized the program after an outbreak of the disease in Iraq.
- To Liberate Iraq - By Bob Kerrey Iraq News 04 October 1999 - Saddam is also weak in terms of subordinates who can enforce his
authority. Saddam has eliminated not only his rivals but also his more effective lieutenants. This is not a coalition that could withstand a unified, well-financed rebel movement. This is leadership that will topple.
- ONW Aircraft Respond to Iraqi AAA Fire UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND (3 Oct 99) - Coalition aircraft dropped precision guided munitions (PGMs) at an element of the Iraqi integrated-air-defense-system (IADS).
- Media Availability at United States Joint Forces Command October 01, 1999 -- As a result of the men and women who are serving both in Operation Northern Watch and Southern Watch, Saddam Hussein has been unable to move in any direction that would threaten his neighbors.
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