Iraq News and Information Links June 9 2004
FOREIGN troops still needed in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq will need foreign troops to fight guerrillas even
after a US-led occupation formally ends on June 30, interim Prime Minister

BUSH Sees Possible NATO Role in Iraq; Chirac Demurs
Reuters – USA
… fellow Group of Eight members agreed a common approach to reform in
the Middle East on Wednesday but promptly ran into differences over a
role for NATO in Iraq…

WRAPUP 1-G8 countries agree to reduce Iraq debt, no specifics
Reuters – USA
SEA ISLAND, Ga., June 9 (Reuters) – The Group of Eight leading industrialized
nations on Wednesday said they agreed that Iraq's debt should be reduced,

DID Iran Use Chalabi to Lure US into Iraq?
FOX News – USA
… Chalabi's organization, the Iraqi National Congress (search), supplied
to the United States in the months leading up to the US invasion of Iraq
was erroneous.…,2933,122301,00.html

SABOTEURS blow up Iraq oil pipeline
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
… a key northern oil pipeline Wednesday, forcing a 10% cut on the national
power grid as demand for electricity rises with the advent of Iraq's broiling

US Unsure of Long-Term Military Presence in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Senior Bush administration officials say it is too soon to say whether
the United States will seek to establish permanent military facilities
in Iraq as part…

A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
As of Wednesday, June 9, 826 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Defense Department.

IRAQ resolution wins broad support
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
THE new UN resolution mapping out Iraq's future received broad international
backing today, even from governments that have been sharply critical of,5478,9799947%255E1702,00.html

BUSH Sees Bigger NATO Role in Iraq
Moscow Times – Moscow,Russia
SEA ISLAND, Georgia — US President George W. Bush, hoping to build on
momentum from a unanimous United Nations Security Council vote on Iraq,
said Wednesday…

THREE freed Italian hostages return home from Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… other. Italians, most of whom opposed the US-led war in Iraq, were
united in celebrating the safe return of the three. Government…

IRAQ Kurds Unhappy With UN Resolution
Moscow Times – Moscow,Russia
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq's two main Kurdish parties convened Wednesday to
discuss their participation in the new government after the UN Security
Council decided…

US general: Iraq police training a flop
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
TAJI, Iraq — Misguided US training of Iraqi police contributed to the
country's instability and has delayed getting enough qualified Iraqis
on the streets to…

REBELS Launch an Array of Attacks Across Iraq
New York Times – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 9 Insurgents staged attacks on American forces and
their allies on several fronts today, firing mortars at Iraqi militiamen
west of here…

IRAQ Abuse Victims Sue Contractor
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… a federal lawsuit today charging that private contractors working for
the US government had systematically tortured them at US-run prisons in
Iraq as part of a…,1,2411403.story?coll=la-home-headlines

IRAQ'S future must be underwritten by law and order
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Another Rubicon has been crossed regarding Iraq, and there is no turning
back. … The promise is both unique and tantalizing, both for Iraq and
the region.…

CATHOLIC Army chaplain from Minnesota critically wounded in Iraq
Catholic News Service – USA
… Vakoc continued to pray in early June for the US Army chaplain from
Minnesota who was seriously injured when a bomb exploded near his Humvee
in Iraq May 29.…

UN Unanimously Approves Iraq Resolution
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a
resolution intended to cement the authority and legitimacy of Iraq's interim

G8 harmony shattered, as France and US duel over Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SEA ISLAND, United States : The United States and France clashed again
over Iraq, sparring over NATO's role in the occupation, one day after
soothing their…

CANADA to boost non-military role in Iraq
The Globe and Mail – Canada
Savannah, Ga. ˜ Canada will answer US President George W. Bush's appeal
to world leaders for more help in Iraq, a senior Canadian official said

UNSC'S Iraq resolution will aid reconstruction
Daily Yomiuri – Tokyo,Japan
… To make tangible progress in this undertaking, international cooperation
must be combined with Iraq's own efforts to achieve the target.…

IRAQ PM not ''ashamed'' of having ties with CIA as Bush calls for…
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
Iraq's new prime minister said Wednesday he was not ashamed of having worked
with the CIA and other foreign intelligence services to help topple Saddam

GUARDSMAN alleges Iraq abuse
The Australian – Australia
… I stood my ground.”. When he insisted on an official investigation,
they ordered him to see combat stress counsellors, who sent him out of
Iraq, he said.…,5744,9799938%255E1702,00.html

CANADA will increase its role in Iraq but won't send troops, says…
CJAD – Canada
WASHINGTON (CP) – Canada will answer President George W. Bush's appeal
to world leaders for more help in Iraq, a senior official said Wednesday.

G8 Summit opens on upbeat note on Iraq
Navhind Times – Panjim,India
AP Sea Island June 9: World leaders showcased a new harmony on Iraq as
they kicked off their annual summit, but prickly issues remained over
both Iraq and the…

BUSH Envisions Wider NATO Role In Iraq
KUTV – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
… that Tuesday's unanimous UN vote on a resolution authorizing the handover
of sovereignty to an interim government will heal their bitter divisions
over Iraq.…

SMOOTH sailing for Iraq vote
Times of India – India
WASHINGTON : The US gained a desperately-sought diplomatic victory in its
war on Iraq on Tuesday when the UN Security Council voted unanimously
in favour of…

BUSH wants more NATO in Iraq, Mideast reform as G8 summit opens
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SEA ISLAND, United States : President George W. Bush pressed for more NATO
troops in Iraq, and tried to corral sceptical Group of Eight leaders behind

BUSH sees wider Iraq role for NATO
SEA ISLAND, Ga. – President Bush, hoping to build on momentum from a UN
Security Council victory on Iraq, said Wednesday that he envisions a wider
role for…

IRAQ'S Kurdish leadership fears loss of position in a country…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) While world leaders applaud international unity over
Iraq, the country's Kurdish leadership expressed fears Wednesday that
they will be…

BUSH moots NATO role in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
US President George Bush has raised the possibility of a NATO role in trying
to stabilise occupied Iraq. … We believe NATO ought to be involved [in

POLAND says mortar attack killed troops in Iraq
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
WARSAW, June 9 (Reuters) – The explosion that killed six eastern European
soldiers in Iraq on Tuesday was a mortar attack, not an ammunition accident
as first…

6 European soldiers killed in Iraq attack
CNN International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — An attack by insurgents caused the deaths of the
six eastern European soldiers working in a demining operation, officials
said Wednesday…

Remembering the Dead: Reagan Armed Iraq and Iran in 1980s War That Killed Over 1 Million
We look at the policies of the Reagan administration in the Middle East, specifically during the
Iran-Iraq war, one of the bloodiest conflicts in modern times in which more than a million people
were killed. Chemical weapons were used and two of the most ancient societies on earth were
devastated. We speak with Iranian human rights lawyer and 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin
Ebadi and journalist Alan Friedman about how the Reagan administration armed Iran and normalized
relations with Iraq, selling weapons to both sides of the conflict.


FOREIGN troops still needed in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq will need foreign troops to fight guerrillas even
after a US-led occupation formally ends on June 30 in line with a UN resolution

BUSH urges stronger NATO role in Iraq
… Georgia (CNN) — President Bush told world leaders at the G8 Summit
in Georgia on Wednesday that he hopes NATO will take on a bigger role
in Iraq now that the…

BLAZING pipelines show a vulnerable Iraq despite world support of…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Blazing oil pipelines and a smouldering US army truck underscored
the vulnerability of Iraq despite international support for its new caretaker

NEW UN Resolution On Iraq And The Flawed ' Greater Middle East…
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
Prague, 9 June 2004 (RFE/RL) — Much of the discussion in the Western press
today focuses on the latest UN resolution on Iraq, unanimously passed
yesterday by…

MPS probe UK troop role in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
The role of British troops in Iraq is to be looked at in a new inquiry
by the House of Commons defence committee. The MPs will look…

BUSH Vows 'Full Sovereignty' for Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
President Bush meets with Iraq's new interim president later Wednesday
on the sidelines of the G8 summit in the southern state of Georgia.…

JAPAN eyes keeping troops in Iraq under new UN resolution
Xinhua – China
“It is very meaningful that we saw the Security Council reaching an agreement
unanimously on Iraq recovering sovereignty, its interim government and

UN backs Iraq's path to freedom
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… Mr Blair said the US, Britain and other countries that have occupied
Iraq no longer share the sole burden for ensuring a successful transition
to democracy.…,5478,9794454%255E663,00.html

US gets UN support on Iraq
Coastal Courier – Hinesville,GA,USA
… unanimous vote. It details what powers the Iraqi interim government
will possess and allows the coalition forces to remain in Iraq. It…

FED Govt welcomes the UN resolution on Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
TONY JONES: In Australia, the UN resolution has been welcomed, with the
Federal Government hoping it might finally turn the Iraq issue in its

REBELS blow up Iraq oil pipeline
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
… In another challenge to the interim administration, Iraq's two main
Kurdish parties warned they might bolt the new government if the Shiite
majority gains too…

MUNITION explosion that killed six soldiers in Iraq was caused by…
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
WARSAW, Poland ˆ Enemy mortar fire caused a munitions dump explosion
in Iraq that killed six European soldiers who were defusing Saddam-era
ordnance, a…

BUSH calls for Nato role in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
US President George W Bush has called for the Nato alliance to become more
involved in Iraq after the 30 June handover of sovereignty.…

MPS to probe future of British troops in Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
London – A parliamentary committee said on Wednesday that it would look
into the role of British troops in Iraq, including how long they might
stay after the…

VIOLENCE hits Iraq only hours after UN voted on resolution
ABC Online – Australia
TONY JONES: Only hours after the US and Britain scored a major diplomatic
victory on Iraq, there are already reminders of the challenges facing
the interim…

BLAIR Says Iraq Government Must Boost Security Forces
Bloomberg – USA
June 9 (Bloomberg) — British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the next step
for Iraq's caretaker government is to bolster its security forces as it
prepares to…

EU weighs 'progressive engagement' with Iraq, depending on…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) The European Union said Wednesday it was ready to
give Iraq a broad range of financial and other assistance through a ''progressive

INSURGENTS attack US convoy, pipeline after UN endorses Iraq…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… ambushed a US military convoy in Baghdad and blew up another fuel line
as the United Nations Security Council endorsed the June 30 handover of
power in Iraq.…

INDIA welcomes UN resolution on Iraq
The Hindu – Chennai,India
New Delhi, June 9. (PTI): Welcoming the unanimous adoption of the resolution
on Iraq by the UN Security Council, India today said it expected the world
body to…

SPAIN Will Not Send Troops Back to Iraq in Any Guise
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Spanish troops will not return to Iraq under any international mandate,
the foreign minister said today just as George Bush and Tony Blair said
they wanted…

IRAQ‚S Kurds Feel Cheated – Twice
DEBKA file – Israel
The UN Security Council resolution that stamped Iraq‚s provisional government
with international approval threatens to confront that government with

FRESH Iraq troop inquiry launched
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Parliamentarians have launched an inquiry into the role
of British troops in Iraq, as the government revealed the army was probing
more than…

ITALIANS Held Hostage in Iraq Arrive Home
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The three former captives arrived Wednesday in Rome, one day after US-led
forces in Iraq freed them and captured some of their abductors.…

IRAQ'S Kurdish officials threaten to resign
Guardian – UK
Kurdish members of Iraq's government could resign from their posts in response
to the failure of the new UN resolution to recognise Kurdish autonomy,
a senior…,2763,1234875,00.html

EU'S Patten warns Iraq facing 'make or break' phase
EUbusiness – London,UK
EU external relations commissioner Chris Patten warned Wednesday that Iraq
was facing a make or break phase, as he set out the European Union's blueprint

FOREIGN troops still needed in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq will need foreign troops to fight insurgents even
after a US-led occupation formally ends on June 30 in line with a UN resolution

MPS to Examine Troops' Role in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
MPs are to launch a probe into the role of British troops in Iraq, it was
announced today. … It will also investigate how long troops are likely
to stay in Iraq.…

RUSSIA welcomes new Iraq resolution, but stresses implementation
Xinhua – China
MOSCOW, June 9 (Xinhuanet) — Russia on Wednesday hailed the unanimous
adoption of a new UN Security Council resolution on Iraq a day earlier,
but stressed the…

UN approves Iraq sovereignty plan
National Post (subscription) – Canada
… a long-awaited diplomatic victory yesterday as the UN Security Council
unanimously approved a resolution that restores the sovereignty of Iraq
and confers…

PM praises UN resolution on Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
MARK COLVIN: The Prime Minister has described the UN Security Council resolution
on Iraq as 'a big step forward' for what he says has the potential to
be only…

ITALIANS Freed in Iraq Return, Greeted By Ministers (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
June 9 (Bloomberg) — Three Italian hostages held in Iraq since April and
freed yesterday by US-led coalition forces arrived in Rome, welcomed by

BEST Policy for Iraq: US Troop Withdrawal
Korea Times – Seoul,South Korea
… Zinn criticized US President George Bush's foreign policy, including
the invasion and occupation of Iraq, in an e-mail interview with Kim Seung-il,

IRAQ: A perplexing predicament
Asia Times Online – Hong Kong
Finally, after ignoring the United Nations and diminishing it before the
illegal invasion of Iraq in March last year, the United States, faced
with the…

BLAST on second pipeline in northern Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
KIRKUK, Iraq : Saboteurs blew up a portion of the Kirkuk-Turkey oil pipeline,
the second such attack in less than 24-hours, an Iraqi security chief
in northern…

IRAQ violence may escalate: PM
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A United Nations-endorsed resolution giving power to Iraq's interim government
after June 30 may result in a short-term escalation of violence, Prime

ENVOYS hope Iraq deal ends violence
Reuters – London,England,UK
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The UN Security Council has given international
legitimacy to Iraq's efforts to regain sovereignty in the hope a less

BUSH, with UN Iraq vote in back pocket, opens G8 summit
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… opened the G8 summit, elated by a diplomatic victory teased out at
the United Nations which could finally stifle trans-Atlantic bickering
over post-war Iraq.…

AUS hails UN resolution on Iraq
The Australian – Australia
AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister John Howard today welcomed a UN Security Council
resolution setting out Iraq's future but warned that it could spur fresh
violence in…,5744,9794514%255E1702,00.html

IT'S time to set Iraq free
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… The best thing the Bush administration can do is to let Iraq's new
``sovereign'' government really be sovereign. Let Iraqis rule.…

BOMBS, land mines boost casualties in Iraq
Contra Costa Times – Contra Costa County,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Car bombs exploded in two cities north of here on Tuesday
morning, killing at least 11 Iraqis and a US soldier, military officials

BUSH Discusses Iraq at G8 Conference
NPR (audio) – USA
… At the G-8 Conference in Sea Island, Ga., President Bush calls the
UN Security Council's vote on a new resolution endorsing Iraq's interim
government an…

LATHAM must step up to Iraq crease: Howard
ABC Online – Australia
Prime Minister John Howard has challenged the Labor Party to explain in
detail its plan to pull Australian troops out of Iraq before Christmas.

TROOPS Free Western Hostages in Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: US-led special operations troops in Iraq free four Western
hostages who had been kidnapped in April. Although few details…

LEADERS hail Iraq resolution
swissinfo – Switzerland
… to help us. US-led multinational force to keep the peace. the resolution
to calm daily violence in Iraq soon. their autonomy, said…

BUSH Wants Iraq's Creditor Countries to Help Write Off Debt
Bloomberg – USA
June 9 (Bloomberg) — US President George W. Bush wants Iraq's creditors,
including France and Germany, to help write off the country's debts as

NORWAY welcomes new UN resolution on Iraq
Norway Post – Baerum,Norway
-Norway is pleased that the UN Scurity Council has adopted a resolution
which will help set the further course for Iraq after the exchange of
power on June 30th…

IRAQ on agenda at G-8 summit
Myrtle Beach Sun News – Myrtle Beach,SC,USA
… of discussions with his administration's hopes high that the Group
of Eight summit will help the president and his adversaries set aside
differences on Iraq.…

FORCES rescue hostages from hideout in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
ROME Coalition forces stormed a hideout south of Baghdad on Tuesday, freeing
three Italian security guards who had been taken hostage in Iraq on April
12 and a…

IRAQ'S Kurds angered by UN vote
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Kurdish members of Iraq's government will resign if
called upon to do so by their leaders after the failure of the latest
UN resolution to…

NZ Welcomes Security Council Resolution on Iraq (press release) – New Zealand
New Zealand welcomes the move towards Iraq fully regaining its sovereignty
following a United Nations Security Council resolution passed yesterday,
says the…

New York Post – New York,NY,USA
… 9, 2004 — WASHINGTON ˜ A “delighted” President Bush cheered yesterday
as the UN Security Council cast a unanimous 15-0 vote to support Iraq's
new government…

Philadelphia Daily News (subscription) – Philadelphia,PA,USA
By WILLIAM BUNCH. THE TOP TWO stories this week are the death of Ronald
Reagan and bloodshed in Iraq. But oddly enough, few of the…

HOWARD welcomes UN resolution on Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
ELEANOR HALL: The Prime Minister, John Howard, has also welcomed the UN
resolution on Iraq. Mr Howard has been speaking to Liam Bartlett on ABC
radio Perth.…

PM holds little hope of Iraq wheat debt recovery
ABC Online – Australia
… Government can not cover all the losses of Australian wheat growers
who have not been paid for more than $500 million worth of grain shipped
to Iraq before 1990…

BUSH holds talks with opponents of Iraq war
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… On the same day the United Nations Security Council approved an international
resolution for Iraq sovereignty, Bush and leaders from other industrialized

US raid frees four hostages in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ US special forces freed four hostages in a raid Tuesday
after staking out their captors' hideout for a day ˜ the first military
rescue of…

AUSTRALIAN opposition shrugs off renewed US pressure to rethink…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SYDNEY: Australia's opposition is standing by its pledge to withdraw troops
from Iraq if it wins the upcoming elections despite renewed pressure from

THE leaders will discuss the Iraq situation
Sky News – UK
Private talks between Tony Blair and President Bush at the G8 summit today
will be boosted by the United Nations' unanimous backing for the new Iraq

IRAQ controls the oil flow
News24 – South Africa
Baghdad – Iraq's new interim government has assumed full control of the
country's oil sector, which includes the world's second-largest reserves,
the prime…,,2-10-1460_1539563,00.html

MEMBERS of 24th MEU begin leaving Lejeune for Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
CAMP LEJEUNE, NC – About 250 Marines are to ship out this week for Iraq,
as the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit begins its deployment in the Middle

UN Security Council unanimously backs US-British resolution on…
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – The United States and Britain won unanimous UN Security Council
approval for their resolution on the future of Iraq, where renewed violence

EUROPEAN Hostages Rescued In Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… One of the car bombs exploded outside city hall in Mosul, a Kurdish
city in northern Iraq, killing nine Iraqis and injuring 25, the US military

US force in Iraq to grow as Marine deployment pushed up
USA Today – USA
WASHINGTON ˜ The Pentagon will increase the number of US troops in Iraq
to around 145,000 this summer, from the current 140,000, in recognition
of the…

RECENT Iraq history
Town Hall – Washington,DC,USA
… the history and example of World War II as he wages war against terrorism,
which to his mind includes establishment of a stable, elected government
in Iraq.…

SECURITY Council endorses formation of sovereign interim…
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
The Security Council this evening coalesced around a comprehensive resolution
on Iraq, which endorsed the formation of the interim government and the

G8 summit leaders hail Iraq vote
BBC News – London,England,UK
US President George W Bush has opened the annual Group of Eight (G8) summit,
hailing the unanimous passing of a new UN resolution on Iraq hours earlier.

US soldiers free hostages in Iraq
The Star (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
By Luke Baker. Baghdad – United States-led special forces have freed three
Italians and a Pole held hostage in Iraq. At the same…

UN Backs Plan to End Iraq Occupation
Washington Post – USA
The US-dominated military occupation of Iraq will end formally on June
30, although 160,000 foreign soldiers will remain to battle insurgents.

SOLDIERS from Europe killed in Iraq accident
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
Six soldiers from Poland, Latvia and Slovakia were killed in Iraq yesterday
in an explosion at a munitions dump while defusing old mines and bombs,

US steps up pressure on Australian opposition to rethink Iraq…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SYDNEY: The United States has again stepped up the pressure on Australia's
Labor opposition to rethink its pledge to withdraw troops from Iraq if
it wins the…

EX-CIA Aides Say Iraq Leader Helped Agency in 90's Attacks
New York Times – USA
WASHINGTON, June 8 ˜ Iyad Allawi, now the designated prime minister of
Iraq, ran an exile organization intent on deposing Saddam Hussein that
sent agents…

IRAQ Update
New York Times – USA
UNANIMITY The United Nations gave international legitimacy to Iraq's new
government as the Security Council unanimously approved an American-British

PM welcomes UN resolution on Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Prime Minister John Howard has welcomed a new resolution from the United
Nations Security Council formally ending the occupation of Iraq at the
end of this…

UN Votes 15-0 to Back Iraq Power Handover, US Role (Update3)
Bloomberg – USA
June 8 (Bloomberg) — The United Nations Security Council voted 15-0 to
restore Iraq's sovereignty on June 30 and mandate that US-led military
forces maintain…

GI among 15 dead in Iraq car blasts
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˆ Car bombers blasted targets in two Iraqi cities Tuesday,
killing 15 people ˆ including a US soldier ˆ and wounding 50.…

US ambassador calls new Iraq resolution milestone
Xinhua – China
… US Ambassador to the United Nations John Negroponte said Tuesday that
the new UN resolution onIraq represents an important milestone in Iraq's
political process…

EU to lay out blueprint for relations with Iraq
EUbusiness – London,UK
The European Union will Wednesday lay out a blueprint for relations with
Iraq, seizing on a unanimous United Nations Security Council vote on the
power transfer…

BLAIR hails unanimous UN vote for sovereignty in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… Minister, last night hailed the passing of a United Nations resolution
paving the way for the transfer of sovereignty followed by democratic
elections in Iraq.…

FORCES free four hostages in Iraq (subscription) – Ireland
FOUR hostages, three Italian and one Polish, held by insurgents in Iraq
since early April were freed by coalition forces yesterday.…

US wants 'most' of Iraq debt forgiven
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
SAVANNAH, Georgia – The Bush administration believes most of Iraq's debt
must be forgiven to ensure the country's stability but will not specify
a percentage…

BUSH hopes to enlist help in rebuilding Iraq at G-8 summit
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
SAVANNAH, Ga. – (KRT) – President Bush on Tuesday hailed the approval of
a new United Nations resolution to broaden international support for Iraq
as a “great…

UN vote paves way to new age for Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
IRAQ‚s interim president hailed the beginning of a “new age” in his country‚s
history yesterday after the UN Security Council unanimously backed US

BUSH Hears Support from G8 on Iraq Vote
Wired News – USA
By Steve Holland. SEA ISLAND, Ga. (Reuters) – President Bush basked in
UN approval for the new Iraq on Tuesday, delivered as he opened a summit
of major…

IRAQ Resolution Gives UK's Blair Timely Reprieve
Reuters – USA
… (Reuters) – The UN Security Council's unanimous endorsement of a resolution
on Iraq brought British Prime … This is an important milestone for the
new Iraq.…

BUSH hopes to enlist help in rebuilding Iraq at G-8 summit
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… welcomed world leaders to a three-day Group of Eight summit, where
he hopes to mend fences and seek cooperation from allies who disagreed
with him on Iraq.…

UN vote on Iraq brings hope of unity – London,England,UK
President George W Bush and Tony Blair held out hope of an end to international
divisions over Iraq last night after the United Nations Security Council

US wants 'most' Iraq debt forgiven – New Zealand
SAVANNAH: The Bush administration believes most of Iraq's debt must be
forgiven to ensure the country's stability but will not specify a percentage,
a US…,2106,2935919a12,00.html

UN Votes 15-0 to Back Iraq Power Handover, US Role (Update1)
Bloomberg – USA
June 8 (Bloomberg) — The United Nations Security Council voted 15-0 to
restore Iraq's sovereignty on June 30 and mandate that US-led military
forces maintain…

BUSH, G-8 Leaders Show Harmony on Iraq
Guardian – UK
By TOM RAUM. SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) – President Bush and other world leaders
showcased a new harmony on Iraq on Tuesday as they met at their annual
summit, but…,1282,-4183315,00.html

6 troops among 29 dead in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
… A Polish military spokesman said on Tuesday that six soldiers were
killed clearing mines in the Polish-run occupation zone in Iraq.…

UN Unanimously Adopts Iraq Resolution
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
BAGHDAD, 9 June 2004 ˜ The UN Security Council voted unanimously yesterday
for a US-British resolution that formally ends the occupation of Iraq
on June 30…

LG Raises SR330,000 for UNICEF Activity in Iraq
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
… If we are working to help children, especially those in Iraq, then
we are engaged in noble work,‰ he said. … We are working in Iraq now.

ANNAN pledges UN will play its role in Iraq‚s next phase
UN News Centre
8 June 2004 ˆ Describing the Security Council‚s unanimous adoption
of a resolution on Iraq as “a genuine expression of the will of the

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