Iraq News and Information Links June 21 2004
ANALYSIS: Cheney, Panel Bicker over Sept. 11-Iraq Link
NPR (audio) – USA
11 commission finds “no credible evidence” that Iraq helped al Qaeda in
the 2001 attacks on the United States. In recent … sept. 11 + iraq.
In…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1966656

SOUTH Koreans Protest Over Hostage in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
In a country ambivalent at best about sending its troops to Iraq, the kidnapping
of a 33-year-old South Korean interpreter and the on-air threats to behead
him…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-062104skorea_lat,1,2468844.story?coll=la-home-headlines

JUDGE Won't Move Abu Ghraib Trials Outside Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
… in Baghdad rejects pre-trial motions requesting that the trials of
two American soldiers accused of abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib
be held outside Iraq.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1966654

IRAQ'S date palm industry tries a comeback
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… Iraq's once-flourishing date palm groves have been decimated by war,
unrest and the collapse of infrastructure under United Nations' sanctions,
according to…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=3&article_id=5493

POWER Shortages Pose Huge Problems for New Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Restoring stable electricity supplies in Iraq had been a top priority for
US-led coalition authorities since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime
in April 2003.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=D99573E3-6D6C-419D-9A9CF0148205CDBE

BREMER Details Top Accomplishments of Post-War Iraq
Defenselink.mil – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 21, 2004 ˆ As he prepares to leave Iraq after the
handover of sovereignty to the interim Iraqi government, the American
who has led the…
www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2004/n06212004_2004062105.html

4 US Soldiers Killed in Iraq as S. Korean Hostage Situation…
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… Muslim militants threatened to kill the businessman unless South Korea
reverses a decision to dispatch 3,000 troops to northern Iraq, a demand
South Korea has…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=247556F9-2D1D-444D-B6B7CB2AC184BA7E

MILITANTS Threaten to Kill Korean Hostage in Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic militants in Iraq threatened to behead a South
Korean hostage by Monday night unless his country scrapped plans to send
3,000 more…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5474399

CRUDE Oil Plunges as Iraq Resumes Exports After Six-Day Halt
Bloomberg – USA
June 21 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil futures plunged as Iraq resumed partial
exports through one of two pipelines shut after an attack early last week.

quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=a.Q38EeWxvaU&refer=us

GRAHAM'S visit to Kuwait, Iraq emphasizes military reserve crunch
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
Lindsey Graham says a trip to Kuwait and Iraq this weekend emphasized the
need to give military reserve troops a break and better benefits.…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/8977060.htm

SDF to continue Iraq rebuilding after June
Daily Yomiuri – Tokyo,Japan
The government said the Self-Defense Forces contingent deployed in Iraq
would continue to engage in humanitarian assistance and reconstruction
activities there…
www.yomiuri.co.jp/newse/20040622wo01.htm

INSURGENTS kill four Americans in Iraq, South Korea rejects…
CJAD – Canada
… gunned down four US service members west of Baghdad, and South Korea
said it would go ahead with plans to send thousands more troops to Iraq
despite a threat…
www3.cjad.com/content/cp_article.asp?id=/global_feeds/canadianpress/worldnews/w062145A.htm

IRAQ militants threaten to kill Korean
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Muslim militants in Iraq have threatened to behead
a South Korean hostage by tonight unless his country scraps plans to send
3,000 more…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=533172&section=news

ALLAWI'S vision for Iraq security
BBC News – London,England,UK
… He has acknowledged that Iraq still needs the help of the multinational
force to deal with the threat posed by the daily bombing, and he has appealed
to Arab…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3827261.stm

OIL Slides as Iraq Resumes Some Exports
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices fell a dollar on Monday as Iraq resumed limited
crude exports from its southern terminals after a six-day halt caused
by sabotage…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5473836

ISRAEL Training Kurdish Commandos in Iraq – Report
Reuters – USA
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Israel has operatives training commando units in Kurdish
areas of US-occupied Iraq, an alignment with the Kurds that gives Israel
“eyes…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5473706

6/20/04 – PARTNERS FOR FREEDOM IN IRAQ
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The Coalition Provisional Authority reports that fifteen of Iraq's twenty-six
ministries are now under Iraqi leadership. All of…
www.voanews.com/Editorials/article.cfm?objectID=5776E0D2-0460-4558-870CE2A8B65A7A77

US Top Commanders to Be Questioned in Iraq Prison Abuse Cases
Bloomberg – USA
… will give the defense access to the military chain of command including
Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, the head of US-led forces in Iraq,
and General John…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aHmcb0pfHBOo&refer=us

VALERO subpoenaed for records in Iraq oil-for-food program
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
DALLAS – Valero Energy Corp. as been subpoenaed for records related to
a United Nations oil-for-food program in Iraq. San Antonio…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/national/8976462.htm

FOUR US Marines killed in Iraq
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Four US Marines were killed Monday in Ramadi, west
of Baghdad, a military official for the American-led coalition said.…
money.cnn.com/cnn/2004/WORLD/meast/06/21/iraq.main/

IRAQ: Where Are The Refugees?
CBS News – USA
… Pundits and academics — the shrillest of whom have not been to Iraq
— will cast doubt on achievements. … April 2004 was a month of chaos
and scandal in Iraq.…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/06/21/opinion/main625049.shtml

REIGN of terror vs. terrorism in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… In Iraq, some of the same conditions that nurtured terrorism in the
mountains of Afghanistan have emerged in the power vacuum created by the
US occupation…
www.iht.com/articles/525889.htm

SOUTH Korea firm on Iraq despite beheading threat
ABC Online – Australia
MARK COLVIN: The South Korean Government is under mounting pressure to
rethink its despatch of 3,000 troops to Iraq. Iraqi gunmen…
www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2004/s1136981.htm

PUBLIC Yet to See War in Iraq and War on Terrorism Is Two…
My Wise County – Virginia,USA
Norton, Va. --- The American public has yet to fully discern and perceive
the war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan as two different national policy

www.mywisecounty.com/listing/jump.cgi?ID=1121

JUDGE: US Generals Can Be Questioned in Iraq Abuse Trial
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
A US military judge in Iraq says the lawyers representing some of the soldiers
accused of Iraqi prisoner abuse will be allowed to question top American

www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=4CB4ADF9-8519-44E7-B4CA3E3D1BD72798

FOUR US Soldiers Killed in Iraq ; Four Iraqi Contractors Slain…
Bloomberg – USA
… The kidnappers vow to kill the man within 24 hours if South Korean
soldiers deployed in Iraq as part of the coalition aren't withdrawn.…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=as0NKhsiwXR8&refer=top_world_news

LOOKING to Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
Iraq has been on the agenda of all of these, as it will be in Istanbul.
Our NATO summit meeting takes place only days before the…
www.iht.com/articles/525865.htm

IRAQ resumes some oil exports after 6-day halt
ABC Online – Australia
Iraq resumed oil shipments today from two southern terminals after sabotage
attacks forced a six-day total halt to the country's exports.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1137074.htm

US confirms deaths of 4 troops in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt confirmed Monday that four US
service members were killed in the Sunni Muslim stronghold of Ramadi.

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Ramadi

4 US Troops Killed in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… In another development, Iraq has expanded oil exports from its southern
terminals, following a resumption of operations at the second of two pipelines
that had…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=A98B4C56-10D9-4637-B60251230E7FAF5E

LAWYER Wants Bush on Witness Stand Over Iraq Abuse
Reuters – USA
… Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld should take the witness
stand at the trial of a US soldier charged with abusing prisoners in Iraq,
the soldier's…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=5471810

SEOUL To Send Troops To Iraq Despite Threats
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
Prague, 21 June 2004 (RFE/RL) — South Korea says it will go forward with
its plans to send some 3,000 additional troops to Iraq, despite a threat
from Iraqi…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/06/b846b1bc-f5d6-4ed6-8395-af4a7f9867cb.html

FOUR Americans Killed in Iraq Ambush
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq June 21, 2004 ˜ Four US service members were killed Monday
in an ambush in the Sunni Muslim city of Ramadi, witnesses said.…
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040621_313.html

CRUDE Oil Falls After Saudi Troops Kill Terrorist ; Iraq Exports…
Bloomberg – USA
June 21 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil futures fell as Iraq resumed oil exports
from its Basra Oil Terminal in the Persian Gulf, after a six-day halt
caused by…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=aibfVTlRD3I0&refer=latin_america

IRAQ Resumes Some Oil Exports
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq resumed oil shipments on Monday from two southern
terminals after sabotage attacks forced a six-day total halt to the country's
exports…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5470111

US occupation soldiers killed in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Four US occupation soldiers have been killed in Iraq in a continuing upsurge
in violence ahead of the 30 June transfer of authority to an appointed
interim…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/577C49E9-1F3B-4D4D-ABC4-A057B1CC25EF.htm

INDIAN tea firms eye Pak duty cut, Iraq market
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
New Delhi, June 21: India, the world's largest tea producer, is targeting
a proposed duty cut in Pakistan and improving conditions in war-ravaged
Iraq to boost…
www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=32838

BBC is Iraq's biggest broadcaster
BBC News – London,England,UK
… Kabul. And in Iraq, the launch of FM broadcasts in Baghdad, Basra and
other major cities gained a weekly audience of 1.8 million.…
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3825701.stm

S.KOREANS against troop dispatch to Iraq
Xinhua – China
SEOUL, June 21 (Xinhuanet) — Responding to footage of a South Korean hostage
in Iraq pleading for his life on Monday, many SouthKoreans are turning
against…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/21/content_1538121.htm

IRAQI troops 'die in Iraq ambush'
BBC News – London,England,UK
… coalition forces. More than 600 US troops have been killed in combat
since the start of the Iraq war last year. Regular attacks…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3825813.stm

SEOUL defies Iraq hostage threat
CNN – USA
(CNN) — Seoul says it will go ahead with its plan to deploy thousands
of troops to Iraq despite a televised threat from militants to behead
a South Korean…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/06/21/iraq.hostage/

OIL Falls as Iraq Restarts Exports
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – High-flying oil prices eased on Monday as Iraq resumed
limited crude shipments from its southern oil terminals, ending a six-day
halt caused…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5469680

US, Britain agree to Japan's troop control in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… government released a document Monday stipulating that the United States
and Britain have agreed to Japan keeping control of its troops in Iraq
even after they…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/21/content_1537990.htm

IRAQ resumes southern oil exports
BBC News – London,England,UK
Iraq has started exporting oil again from two southern terminals after
attacks by saboteurs last week. Officials said loading started…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3825155.stm

YOUNG Uri Lawmakers Blast Iraq War, Demand Korean's Release
Chosun Ilbo – South Korea
… Party lawmakers known as the “New Search for National Development”
demanded on Monday that the Bush administration explain how it rationalized
the Iraq War by…
english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200406/200406210022.html

IRAQ oil-for-food probe spreads
BBC News – London,England,UK
US oil refiner Valero Energy has become the third US company to receive
a subpoena seeking information about its role in Iraq's oil-for-food programme.

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WRONG (Again) About the Iraq-Al Qaeda Connection
Frontpagemag.com – USA
Every day it seems another American soldier is killed in Iraq. … That
is why is important to remember why we fight in Iraq — and who we fight.

frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=13856

10 foreigners taken hostage in Iraq: Yonhap
Xinhua – China
… The Arab satellite TV network Al-Jazeera reported on Sunday that an
al-Qaida-linked insurgent group kidnapped a South Korean man in Iraq and
threatened to…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/21/content_1537667.htm

ARRAY of problems hobbles handover in Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
… no exception. The Coalition Provisional Authority will dissolve June
30, conferring sovereignty to Iraq's interim government. US…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001960899_occupation21.html

SEPT. 11 chair defines Iraq, Qaeda contact
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… 11 commission said yesterday that Al Qaeda had much more interaction
with Iran and Pakistan than it did with Iraq, underscoring a controversy
over the Bush…
www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/06/21/sept_11_chair_defines_iraq_qaeda_contact

ALLAWI eyes emergency rule in Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
BAGHDAD˜Faced with violent resistance even before it has assumed power,
Iraq's newly appointed government is considering imposing a state of emergency
that…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=
Article&cid=1087769408833&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

IRAQ Resumes Oil Exports After Sabotage
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq resumed exporting oil on Monday from two southern
terminals at a rate of one million barrels per day after repairs to one
of two…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5468426

AMERICAN Marine Among 35 Killed In Iraq Clashes
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
Baghdad, June 21 (NNN): A US Marine and a Turkish driver were among at
least 35 people killed on Sunday in Iraq as violence continued in the
troubled Gulf…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=062004113950

WAR-WEARY Iraq Wants Autonomy, Firm Ruler
Hartford Courant (subscription) – Hartford,CT,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — On the eve of sovereignty, Iraq is a nation in disarray,
riven with bombings, assassinations and sabotage, yet many people here
appear…
www.ctnow.com/news/custom/topnews/hc-iraqassess0621.artjun21,1,390089.story?coll=hc-headlines-topnews

IRAQ'S new PM plans security force review
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
BAGHDAD — Iraq's interim prime minister announced a restructuring of the
country's security forces yesterday, grouping all Iraqi troops under a
central…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2004/06/21/507853.html

SKOREA to send troops to Iraq despite hostage death threat
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SEOUL : Islamic militants have threatened to behead a South Korean abducted
in Iraq unless Seoul scraps within 24 hours a plan to deploy thousands
of troops…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/91094/1/.html

S. Korean lawmakers denounce US-led war in Iraq
Xinhua – China
SEOUL, June 21 (Xinhuanet) — A group of South Korean legislators on Monday
denounced the US-led war in Iraq and urged the release of a South Korean
worker who…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/21/content_1537366.htm

IRAQ Might Welcome a Strongman
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… Writer. BAGHDAD ˜ On the eve of sovereignty, Iraq is a nation in
disarray, riven by bombings, assassinations and sabotage. Yet…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-assess21jun21,1,4067034.story?coll=la-home-headlines

SOUTH Korean held hostage in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
ELEANOR HALL: The South Korean Government has confirmed that one of its
citizens is being held hostage in Iraq, but it has vowed not to bow to
the kidnappers…
www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2004/s1136715.htm

GUERILLAS attack Iraq troops in Baghdad
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
… In southern Iraq, repairs continued on two key pipelines that transport
crude oil to offshore terminals in the south, prolonging Iraq's absence
from the market…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Articles.asp?Article=84945&Sn=WORL

IRAQ to take custody of Saddam
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: Iraq will take legal custody of Saddam Hussein and nine other
high-profile prisoners soon after the country gains sovereignty on June
30, but US-led…
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=84958&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27093

MEDIA Blatantly Distorts Iraq-Al Qaeda Link
GOPUSA – Pearland,TX,USA
… Among the many conclusions drawn by the 9-11 Commission staff was a
particular statement regarding Iraq and al Qaeda which the media has spun
into an…
www.gopusa.com/commentary/bobby/2004/bobby_0621.shtml

IRAQ: Al Qaeda threatens to behead Korean hostage within 24 hours
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
… Sunday purportedly from al-Qaeda-linked cell showing a South Korean
hostage begging for his life and pleading with his government to withdraw
forces from Iraq.…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=279344&lang=e&dir=news

US Envoy Pressures Australian Party Over Iraq
Reuters – USA
… Reuters) – A top US envoy piled pressure on Australia's opposition
leader on Monday to reverse a promise to withdraw Australian troops from
Iraq if he wins a…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5467122

IRAQ'S military to target rebels
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… The interim Iraqi prime minister announced a reorganization of the
country's fledgling security forces Sunday and declared that all of Iraq's
military resources…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4838283.html

US struggles with Iraq embassy
Quad City Times – Davenport,IA,USA
WASHINGTON ˜ The US government, scrambling to assemble one of the world‚s
largest embassies amid the violence and chaos of Iraq, is grappling with
problems…
www.qctimes.com/internal.php?story_id=1029799&l=1&t=Nation+%2F+World&c=26,1029799

RESOLVING the Catch-22 in Iraq
Cato Institute – Washington,DC,USA
… of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, is also director of
the Cato Special Task Force, which just released the report, “Exiting
Iraq: Why the US…
www.cato.org/dailys/06-21-04.html

SOUTH Korean Held in Iraq Pleads for Life
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq June 20, 2004 ˜ The Arab satellite TV network Al-Jazeera
aired a videotape Sunday purportedly from al-Qaida-linked militants showing
a South…
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040620_1325.html

SOUTH Korea Rejects Ultimatum of Iraq Hostage – Takers…
Bloomberg – USA
June 21 (Bloomberg) — The South Korean government said it will stick to
plans to deploy more troops in Iraq, rejecting an ultimatum from Muslim
militants who…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aT1Wh6ROgnNM&refer=top_world_news

SKOREA to dispatch troops to Iraq
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
South Korea said it would go ahead with its troop deployment to Iraq, despite
a threat from an Islamic group to behead a South Korean hostage unless
the plan…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/21/1087669887256.html

IRAQ Update
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
MERGENCY RULE Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said the new interim government
was considering emergency rule in parts of Iraq. Officials…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/21/international/middleeast/21UPDA.html

IRAQ appeals for more international help
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
… exploded yesterday along a highway leading to Baghdad's airport, killing
two Iraqi troops and wounding 11 others – four critically – as Iraq's
interim prime…
www.etaiwannews.com/World/2004/06/21/1087783904.htm

RADIO listeners in Afghanistan and Iraq tune in to BBC World…
Financial Times – London,England,UK
The BBC World Service has become the largest international radio news broadcaster
in Iraq and Afghanistan following the US-led invasions of both countries

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S.KOREA Vows to Send Iraq Troops Despite Kidnapping
Reuters – USA
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea will go ahead with its plan to send 3,000
troops to Iraq despite a televised threat from Iraqi militants to behead
a South Korean…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5466292

LIFE in 'un-Iraq' allows Kurds peace, stability
USA Today – USA
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq ˜ Imagine an Iraq where GIs are greeted with cheers
rather than roadside explosives, where traffic flows in orderly processions,
where the…
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-06-20-kurds-iraq_x.htm

S.KOREAN security council meets on Iraq hostage
Xinhua – China
… South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun's National Security Council held
an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the apparent kidnapping in Iraq
of a South…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/21/content_1536721.htm

IRAQ to reconstruct security forces and fight insurgents
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The new Iraqi government plans to restructure the country's
nascent security forces and make fighting insurgents their top priority,
the…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-woiraq0621,0,4892464.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines

IRAQ Update
New York Times – USA
EMERGENCY RULE Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said the new interim government
was considering emergency rule in parts of Iraq. Officials…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/21/international/middleeast/21UPDA.html?ex=1088395200&en=2f6d6683a226880a&ei=5062

IRAQ oil exports set to restart after sabotage
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
BAGHDAD: Engineers have finished repairing one of two sabotaged oil pipelines
in southern Iraq and officials expect partial exports to resume early
on Monday…
www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2947863a12,00.html

SENATORS press France, Germany, others for more Iraq help
WCNC (subscription) – Charlotte,NC,USA
WASHINGTON, DC ˜ France and Germany are rebuffing calls for more troops
and help in Iraq. Three US senators traveling in Iraq…
www.wcnc.com/sharedcontent/nationworld/worldprint/062004ccjriraqsenators.28003aaf4.html

9/11 panel: New evidence on Iraq-Al-Qaida
United Press International – USA
… John F. Lehman, a Reagan-era GOP defense official told NBC's “Meet
the Press” that documents captured in Iraq “indicate that there is at
least one officer of…
www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040620-050700-2315r

IRAQ'S new 'iron fist' threatens martial law
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Iraq's interim prime minister, Iyad Allawi, cemented his credentials as
a “strong man” yesterday by warning that he could impose martial law.

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/06/21/wirq21.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/06/21/ixnewstop.html

S Korea confirms Iraq kidnapping
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
SOUTH Korea's foreign ministry today confirmed the kidnapping of a South
Korean national in Iraq by an armed Islamist group which has threatened
to behead him.…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9908280%255E1702,00.html

SENATOR Graham Visits Iraq, Pressures Other Governments for More…
WHNS – USA
Three US senators including South Carolina 's Lindsey Graham were recently
in Iraq …Earlier Graham called on France and Germany to do more for
Iraq .…
www.fox21.com/Global/story.asp?S=1954583&nav=2KPpO3UQ

ISRAELI agents working in Iraq's Kurdistan, Iran: report
SpaceDaily – USA
Israeli intelligence and military agents are working secretly in Iraq's
Kurdistan region, and have slipped into Iran to monitor nuclear facilities,
the New…
www.spacewar.com/2004/040620171046.14dx0xsv.html

CLINTON criticizes Iraq timing
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
“I have repeatedly defended President Bush against the left on Iraq, even
though I think he should have waited until the UN inspections were over,”
Clinton said…
www.iht.com/articles/525706.htm

IRAQ oil exports set to restart
TVNZ – New Zealand
Engineers have finished repairing one of two sabotaged oil pipelines in
southern Iraq and officials expect partial exports to resume an Iraqi
official said.…
tvnz.co.nz/view/news_business_story_skin/431811?format=html

(LEAD) South Korean Workers Kidnapped in Iraq
Korea Times – Seoul,South Korea
BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 20 (Yonhap) — An armed insurgent group on Sunday threatened
to behead a South Korean hostage if South Korea does not withdraw its
decision…
times.hankooki.com/lpage/200406/kt2004062107581510440.htm

IRAQ prepares to crack down hard on insurgents
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… A senior coalition official said Iraq will take legal custody of Saddam
Hussein soon after independence on June 30, but the former dictator will
remain guarded…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=5476

TEN days to Iraq transition deadline
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
There are just 10 days left until we're scheduled to return control of
Iraq to the Iraqis. That, of course, presumes that there…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/178552_transited.html

DIM US expectations of NATO help in Iraq
SpaceDaily – USA
… June 28-29 with sharply diminished expectations of help from allies
on the eve of what promises to be a turbulent handover of sovereignty
in Iraq, analysts say…
www.spacewar.com/2004/040620111444.no8hit6r.html

CLINTON backs Iraq war but not timing
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
… Shi‚ite cleric Moqtada AlSadr has been invited to the July political
conference to select a national council that will advise Iraq‚s Interim
government.…
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=49430

  
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