Iraq News and Information Links July 7 2004
IRAQ issues new security law amid Baghdad clashes
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Iraq's interim government announced a new security law giving itself wider
counter-insurgency powers on Wednesday as rebels battled US troops and
Iraqi forces…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=6022

SENATE panel to blast CIA, but not Bush, on Iraq intelligence
USA Today – USA
WASHINGTON ˜ A blistering Senate report due out Friday is expected to
lay most of the blame for the weapons of mass destruction debacle in Iraq
on the CIA…
www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2004-07-07-senate-report-iraq_x.htm

SYRIA-IRAQ border '100 percent under control'
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… Hassan said his country's borders were “100 percent under control,”
defying anyone to prove militants were infiltrating the demarcation lines
to fight in Iraq.…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=6006

MARTIAL law in Iraq: security priority or slippery slope?
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Iraq's interim government is only in its second week of independent life
and already an alarm bell is sounding: On Wednesday, the fledgling government

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&article_id=5992&categ_id=17

IRAQ announces new security law
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's interim government has announced a new security
law giving itself wider counter-insurgency powers as gunmen battle US
troops and…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=543316&section=news

US transfers nuclear material out of Iraq, says IAEA
Xinhua – China
UNITED NATIONS, July 7 (Xinhuanet) — The United States transferred nuclear
material out of Iraq last month, the head of the UN atomic watchdog agency
told the…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/08/content_1582107.htm

INQUIRY will confirm that Iraq sought uranium
Financial Times – London,England,UK
A UK government inquiry into the intelligence used to justify the war in
Iraq is expected to conclude that Britain's spies were correct to say
that Saddam…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087373567507

IRAQ Introduces National Safety Law to Get More Power to Fight…
Bloomberg – USA
… Iraq, the fifth-largest oil producer in the Middle East, resumed exports
through Persian Gulf terminals today, five days after they were reduced
by half…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aSr83G7jUnT0&refer=top_world_news

US Quietly Sneaks Once-Looted Uranium Out of Iraq
Wired News – USA
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Washington has spirited 1.8 tons of enriched
uranium out of Iraq for safekeeping, more than a year after looters stole
it from a UN…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=889715&tw=wn_wire_story

FILIPINO taken hostage in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A FILIPINO abducted in Iraq will be executed unless the Philippines withdraws
its troops from the country within 72 hours, a group said on a video broadcast
on…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10075630%255E1702,00.html

NO troops to Iraq, PM assures House
Business Standard – New Delhi,India
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had to issue a statement that the government
had no intentions of sending troops to Iraq, as External Affairs Minister
K Natwar…
www.business-standard.com/common/storypage.php?hpFlag=
Y&chklogin=N&autono=160724&leftnm=lmnu2&lselect=0&leftindx=2

IRAQ confident of debt write off
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… expressed confidence today that global lenders would write off its
huge $US120 billion ($168.6 billion) foreign debt, helping to rebuild
Iraq's war-ravaged…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10075620%255E1702,00.html

IRAQ Announces Emergency Powers Laws
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)—The Iraqi government issued a long-anticipated package
of security laws Wednesday to help crush insurgents, including a provision
allowing…
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V0465.AP-Iraq.html

US removed nuclear material from Iraq
CNN – USA
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The United States removed nearly two tons of radiological
and nuclear materials from Iraq last month, the Energy Department said.

www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/07/07/iraq.nuclear/

IRAQ unveils sweeping security measures, Iraqi PM to meet EU…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… law by Allawi, include powers to impose curfews and arrest suspects,
raising concerns in some areas that Baghdad may be flirting dangerously
with Iraq's not-too…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/94452/1/.html

EARLY elections in Iraq: Could they give US an exit strategy?
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… Yet with ongoing violence raising questions about the prospects for
nationwide elections, some experts are sketching something new on the
Iraq drawing board.…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0708/p02s01-woiq.html

EGYPT tells nationals to avoid Iraq work
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
CAIRO, Egypt — The government advised Egyptians on Wednesday not to seek
work in Iraq after an Egyptian driver was kidnapped there.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Egypt%20Iraq%20Hostage

FUELLING suspicion: the coalition and Iraq's oil billions
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
… in Baghdad is handing over power to an Iraqi government without having
properly accounted for what it has done with some $20 billion of Iraq's
own money, says…
www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/108921850973.htm

IRAQ Adopts New Security Law
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Iraq has adopted a new law that gives Prime Minister Iyad Allawi wide powers,
including the ability to impose curfews and order house to house searches.

www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=34AA7C05-1AC8-4375-BF6A249715206F6D

BLAIR: Mass destruction weapons might not be found in Iraq
Arabic News – Middle East
The British prime minister Tony Blair admitted yesterday for the first
time that “mass destruction weapons might not be found in Iraq.”.…
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040707/2004070711.html

US Removes Radioactive Materials from Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The United States has removed from Iraq nearly two tons of uranium and
roughly 1,000 radioactive items that could potentially be used in a so-called
“dirty bomb…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=8A6003BE-0720-416E-84746FC50A9DF83C

IRAQ announces new security law
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's interim government has announced a new security
law giving itself wider counter-insurgency powers as gunmen battle US
troops and…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=543200&section=news

AL-IBRAHEIMI: neighboring states can help Iraq without sending…
Arabic News – Middle East
The UN special envoy to Iraq al-Akhdar al-Ibraheimi said in Amman yesterday
that the Iraqi officials have the right to be cautious towards the deployment
of…
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040707/2004070710.html

OIL prices climb as pipeline cut in Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Crude oil futures rose to a one-month high as Iraq, the Middle East's fifth-largest
oil producer, reduced exports by half for a fourth day because of a…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/07/1089000226415.html

MOST-WANTED terrorist warned: leave Iraq or die
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
A group of masked Iraqi men wielding grenade launchers have appeared on
Arab television and denounced Iraq's most wanted terrorist, Abu Musab
al-Zarqawi…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/07/1089000229318.html

IRAQ Invokes Tough Laws to Crack Down on Terrorism
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… vice presidents, a Kurd and a Shiite. Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds are
the three main groups in Iraq. The law also lets Allawi assign…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3174320

IRAQ Announces New Security Law Amid Bloody Clashes
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's interim government announced a new security
law giving itself wider counter-insurgency powers on Wednesday as gunmen
battled US…
abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters20040707_165.html

ARABS Warned to Keep Troops Out of Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
An Iraqi militant group has warned Arab states not to send troops to Iraq,
saying they would meet the same fate as US soldiers, according to a video
broadcast…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3174273

IRAQ takes new tack on insurgents
ABC Online – Australia
TONY JONES: In Iraq, the interim Government says its new security law will
give it the ammunition it needs to take on insurgents.…
www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2004/s1149035.htm

IRAQ introduces new security law
Guardian – UK
Ayad Allawi, Iraq's interim prime minister, today signed a long-anticipated
law giving him the power to impose emergency measures to tackle Iraq's
security…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1255906,00.html

BLAIR Defends Iraq War Decision
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The Prime Minister today defended his decision to go to war with Iraqˆ
despite the failure to find weapons of mass destruction ˆ and pleaded
with MPs to…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3173671

PIPELINE breach in southern Iraq repaired
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BASRA, Iraq : A breach in an oil pipeline in southern Iraq has been repaired,
allowing petroleum exports to reach their regular level, an Iraqi oil
official…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/94406/1/.html

US removed radio-active materials from Iraq
The Hindu – Chennai,India
… 28 handover of sovereignty, the US had secretly airlifted nearly two
tonnes of low-enriched uranium and about 1,000 radioactive samples from
Iraq to prevent…
www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/003200407071858.htm

IRAQ Unveils Tough New Security Law
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
Prague, 7 July 2004 — Iraq's interim government has unveiled new security
measures that will give the prime minister power to declare emergency
rule in parts…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/07/a56c1326-dd43-446a-8d40-ad4b92d3216e.html

INDIA Won’t Send Troops To Iraq , Says Manmohan
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
New Delhi, July 7 (NNN): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday flatly
ruled out sending of Indian troops to war-torn Iraq, saying there is no
change in…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=070704035609

IRAQ Govt Announces Emergency Powers Law
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq July 7, 2004 ˜ The Iraqi government on Wednesday announced
a long-anticipated package of security laws to help put down a massive
insurgency…
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040707_298.html

IRAQ emergency law signed
News24 – South Africa
… insurgents who are “preventing government employees from attending
their jobs, preventing foreign workers from entering the country to help
rebuild Iraq and in…
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1554093,00.html

HOWARD urged to admit no WMDs in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… is calling on Prime Minister John Howard to follow the lead of his
British counterpart and accept weapons of mass destruction will never
be found in Iraq.…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200407/s1148996.htm

US smuggles nuclear material out of Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
THE UNITED States staged a secret mission to smuggle nearly two tonnes
of nuclear material out of Iraq, it emerged today. The operation…
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=777732004

BLAIR concedes Iraq weapons may never be found
ABC Online – Australia
… in London will try to give a definitive answer on how and why the world's
best intelligence agencies failed in their advice about Iraq's unconventional
weapons…
www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2004/s1148821.htm

IRAQ brings in new emergency measures law
The Globe and Mail – Canada
Baghdad ˜ Iraq's interim Prime Minister signed a long-anticipated law
that allows him to impose emergency measures to battle a persistent insurgency,
an…
www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040707.wiraq0707/BNStory/Front/

14 Killed, Many Hurt In Iraq Car Bomb Blast
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
… the US military announced the deaths of four more marines from the
1st Marine Expeditionary Force conducting operations in Anbar province,
western Iraq.…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=070704123313

GET out of Iraq or die, vigilantes warn militant
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… He must leave Iraq immediately, he and his followers and everyone who
gives shelter to him and his criminal actions,” said a man on the video.

www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1089151811390&call_pageid=968332188854&col=968350060724

9/11 panel rebuffs Bush on Iraq link
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… yesterday over its assertions that the commission may have lacked information
when it concluded that there was no apparent tie between Iraq and the
al-Qaida…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/ny-uscomm07
3883565jul07,0,6882583.story?coll=ny-nationalnews-headlines

URANIUM secretly removed from Iraq
TVNZ – New Zealand
The United States has secretly removed more than 1.7 tonnes of enriched
uranium and other radioactive materials from Iraq. Washington…
tvnz.co.nz/view/news_world_story_skin/434859?format=html

IRAQ brings in tough security law
Reuters – London,England,UK
… on Tuesday. The Pentagon says 646 US servicemen have been killed in
action in Iraq since the start of the war last year. Foreign…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=542872&section=news

OIL Trims Gains as Iraq Oil Flow Recovers
Reuters – USA
… But prices were down from a high on the day of $38.84, as Iraq boosted
oil exports to about 1.7 million barrels per day (bpd) on Wednesday after
repairing a…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5604649

IRAQ PM signs emergency law measures
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Iraq's interim prime minister has signed a law giving him the authority
to impose emergency measures in Iraq. The new law signed…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/E2F47260-2325-424B-8EC1-AFC8E857FA02.htm

FOUR Marines killed in action; Iraq declares war on rebels
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ Insurgent violence flared in central Iraq yesterday after
more than a week of relative calm, killing four US Marines in western
Iraq, a city…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001973545_iraq07.html

IRAQ Posed a Danger, Blair Insists
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… reasons for going to war. However, the Iraq Survey Group's hunt for
evidence has been largely fruitless. “I have to accept that…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-blair7jul07,1,6329767.story?coll=la-headlines-world

IRAQ'S leader signs law giving him broad martial powers
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Prime Minister Iyad Allawi yesterday signed into law broad
martial powers that allow him to impose curfews anywhere in the country,
ban groups…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/181041_iraq07.html

VIOLENCE IN IRAQ: Missing Marine alive and free, brother says
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A Lebanese-born US Marine whose beheading was mistakenly
reported on a radical Web site apparently has been freed and is in a “safe
place…
www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq7_20040707.htm

IRAQ'S Interim Prime Minister Signs Emergency Security Law
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Iraq‚s interim prime minister has signed a long-anticipated law that
gives him the authority to impose emergency measures to safeguard the
country‚s…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3172120

CAR bomb in Iraq kills 14 mourners
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
… The blast left a metre-wide crater in the ground, set five cars on
fire and burned the tent in the central town of Khalis, the heart of Iraq's
orange-growing…
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2004/07/07/527449.html

IRAQ to unveil new security measures
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
IRAQ'S interim government prepared to unveil tough new security measures
today, one day after a car bomb ripped through the town of Khales, killing
at least…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10067715%255E1702,00.html

FOUR US Marines Killed in Action in Iraq
Reuters – USA
… but gave no details. The Pentagon says 646 US servicemen have been
killed in action in Iraq since the start of the war last year.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5603272

MISSING US Marine Gets Free in Iraq
Pakistan Times – Pakistan
BERUIT (Lebanon): A Lebanese-born US marine missing in Iraq and once feared
beheaded by Islamist captors has been freed, the Lebanese foreign ministry
and one…
www.pakistantimes.net/2004/07/07/top3.htm

CRUDE Oil Near One-Month High After Disruption in Iraq, Nigeria
Bloomberg – USA
July 7 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil futures are close to a one- month high
as a damaged pipeline in Iraq and a strike in fellow OPEC member Nigeria
cut world…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000100&sid=ahKx9D1FuB20&refer=germany

NEW Law in Iraq Gives Premier Martial Powers to Fight Uprising
New York Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, July 6 Prime Minister Iyad Allawi on Tuesday signed into
law broad martial powers that allow him to impose curfews anywhere in
the country, ban…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/07/international/middleeast/07
IRAQ.html?ex=1089864000&en=5b1401cbce3063f8&ei=5062

BLAIR admits WMD may never be found in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… Blair admitted Tuesday that alleged weapons of mass destruction (WMD)
possessed by former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein “may never befound” in
Iraq, where blasts…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/07/content_1580038.htm

NEW Law in Iraq Gives Premier Martial Powers to Fight Uprising
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
AGHDAD, Iraq, July 6 ˜ Prime Minister Iyad Allawi on Tuesday signed into
law broad martial powers that allow him to impose curfews anywhere in
the country…
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/07/international/middleeast/07IRAQ.html

IRAQ Set to Enact Law Allowing Martial Rule
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, July 6 — Iraq's interim government intends to enact a national
security law as early as Wednesday that would give Prime Minister Ayad
Allawi broad…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32275-2004Jul6.html

COMMISSION: Cheney has no new data to support Iraq-al-Qaida link
Xinhua – China
… remarks, the 9-11 Commission believes it has access to the same information
the vice president has seen regarding contacts between al-Qaida and Iraq
prior to…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/07/content_1579699.htm

INDIA will not send troops to Iraq: foreign minister
ABC Online – Australia
India will not send troops to Iraq but will help in humanitarian and rehabilitation
work, including training Iraqi oil industry personnel, Foreign Minister

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200407/s1148518.htm

UNKNOWN militia threatens Jordanian terrorist leader to leave Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… Iraq – (KRT) – A group of masked Iraqi men wielding grenade launchers
appeared on a videotape broadcast on Arab television Tuesday and denounced
Iraq's most…
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9092602.htm

SUICIDE bomb kills six, Iraq helps push oil higher
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
… attack since a US handover to an interim government on June 28 and
occurred as world oil prices set one-month highs partly owing to weekend
sabotage in Iraq.…
www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2964892a12,00.html

9/11 panel stands by finding on al Qaeda, Iraq
CNN – USA
… the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, released a statement Tuesday
indicating that it stands by its conclusion that al Qaeda and Iraq had
only limited…
www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/07/06/cheney.911/

US flies radioactive items out of Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — In a secret operation, the United States last month removed
from Iraq nearly two tons of uranium and hundreds of highly radioactive
items that…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apwashington_story.asp?category=1152&slug=Iraq%20Dirty%20Bomb

9 killed by Iraq car bomb near Baquba
Daily Times – Pakistan
… After consultations between Iraqi government officials and Multinational
Forces-Iraq, Iraqi security forces provided clear and compelling intelligence
to…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_7-7-2004_pg7_1

AUSTRALIAN tapped as UN military head in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
An Australian colonel has been tapped as the new UN military advisor to
the United Nations in Iraq, Defence Minister Robert Hill has announced.

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200407/s1148248.htm

POLLS Reveal Conflicted American Views on Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: Over the past year, public opinion polls have shown American
support for the war in Iraq has fluctuated with the news.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=3154003

SIX dead, 35 injured in Iraq carbomb attack
Radio Australia – Australia
A car bomb attack in Iraq has killed at least six people and injured 35
near the restive town of Baquba north east of the capital, Baghdad.…
www.abc.net.au/ra/newstories/RANewsStories_1148235.htm

GROUP Claims Abduction of Egyptian in Iraq
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq July 6, 2004 ˜ An insurgent group in Iraq said Tuesday
they had kidnapped an Egyptian truck driver working in the country and
released video to…
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040706_1476.html

OIL sets one month high on Iraq, Nigeria outages
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
LONDON, JULY 6: Oil prices rose to their highest in a month on Tuesday
as supply disruptions in Iraq and Nigeria added momentum to a five-day
rally.…
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=50536

  
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