Iraq News and Information Links June 18 2004
RICE: Bush Consistent on Iraq-Al Qaeda Links
NPR (audio) – USA
The Sept. 11 commission said it found “no credible evidence” that Iraq
was involved in the 2001 terrorist attacks against America.…

IRAQ oil exports set to resume
ABC Online – Australia
Coalition officials in Iraq say oil exports could resume tomorrow as work
continues to prepare two pipelines attacked at the start of the week.

RUSSIA Told US of Hussein Terrorism Plans , Opposed Iraq War ,…
Bloomberg – USA
The intelligence didn't alter Russia's assessment that the US-led invasion
of Iraq was unjustified under international law, Putin said at a press
conference in…

IRAQ: Live from Baghdad
Washington Post – USA
… Spinner was online. , to discuss her recent reporting about detainee
operations and the recent uptick in violence in Iraq. Editor's…

JAPAN cabinet okays joining Iraq multinational force
Navhind Times – Panjim,India
Reuters Tokyo June 18: The cabinet decided today that Japan should take
part in a multinational force in Iraq despite criticism from the Opposition
and some…

QUESTION of credibility: Bush, Cheney still insist Iraq linked to…
The Register-Guard – Eugene,Oregon,USA
11, 2001, attacks stated Wednesday that it found “no credible evidence”
of cooperation between Iraq and al-Qaeda targeting the United States–
or any other…

2 Car Bombings in Iraq Kill at Least 35 and Wound Over 100
Iraq Occupation Watch – San Francisco,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 17 ˜ A suicide car bomb in central Baghdad ripped
into a throng of men waiting at a recruiting station to sign up for the
new Iraqi army…

AUSTRALIA says loss in Iraq would raise terror risk – New Zealand
CANBERRA: The world faces a higher risk of terrorist attack if the US-led
coalition cannot win in Iraq, Australian Prime Minister John Howard said
yesterday as…,2106,2945692a12,00.html

IRAQ Violence No Longer Grips Investors
Reuters – USA
LONDON (Reuters) – A car bomb rips through Baghdad. Sabotage turns off
Iraq's oil flow. … It just struck me as yet another bomb in Iraq.…

BUSH sticks with Osama link to Iraq
The Australian – Australia
“The reason I keep insisting that there was a relationship between Iraq
and Saddam and al-Qa'ida (is) because there was a relationship between
Iraq and al-Qa…,5744,9888414%255E2703,00.html

IRAQ'S oil exports expected to resume Sunday
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Iraq's oil exports, shut down this week by sabotage attacks on
two pipelines near the southern port of Basra, are expected to resume
Sunday, a…

OIL Slips, Iraq Eyes Exports at Weekend
Reuters – USA
… But simmering fears over Middle East oil security amid increasing violence
in Iraq and Saudi Arabia were revived this week by a trio of pipeline
SECURITY Council Repairs Image With Iraq Vote , But Challenges…
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
The United States and Britain famously walked away from the UN Security
Council when they could not gain support for a resolution authorizing
war in Iraq.…

IRAQ weighs draconian measures to stamp out violence
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Iraq's caretaker government weighed imposing emergency powers
to conquer a wave of violence and sabotage that has killed more than 180
people this…

PUTIN: Russia warned US of Iraq terror
CNN International – USA
… Putin, one of the strongest critics of the US-led invasion of Iraq,
said the warnings were provided after the September 11 attacks and before
the start of the…

IRAQ Insurgents Clash With US Forces
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Insurgents clashed Friday with US forces near Baghdad
for the second time in as many days, and crews repairing a sabotaged crude

IRAQ-QAEDA 'relationship' is clear, Bush maintains
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… 11 attacks reported that its review of classified intelligence found
no evidence of a “collaborative relationship” that linked Iraq to the

JAPANESE to join UN forces in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
TOKYO Japan's cabinet approved a plan Friday for the country's Self-Defense
Forces to join UN-authorized troops in Iraq when an Iraqi government takes
over at…

TRIO charged for tires, money to Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
WINDSOR – Three southern Ontario men and three businesses have been charged
with illegally selling tires to Iraq as well as sending money into the

IRAQ 'was planning US attacks'
BBC News – London,England,UK
He said Russia's secret service had information on more than one occasion
that Iraq was preparing acts of terror in the US and its facilities worldwide.

AUSTRALIAN PM defends war on Iraq
Xinhua – China
CANBERRA, June 18 (Xinhuanet) — Australian Prime Minister John Howard
on Friday insisted that Iraq was the front-line of the war on terror despite
a US…

HOLIDAY from Iraq means “death road” to airport
Reuters – London,England,UK
By Michael Georgy. BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Need a holiday from Iraq? Don't
forget your passport, tickets — oh, and a flak jacket in…

IRAQ 'Prince of the Marshes' Wanted in Murder Case
Reuters – USA
… Abdul Karim al-Mohammadawi is known as “Prince of the Marshes” for
leading resistance to Saddam in Iraq's southern marshlands even after
the ousted dictator…

THE Iraq myth
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… who perpetrated the attacks. In other words, one of the arguments used
to justify the invasion of Iraq is fiction. In the months…

OIL prices rise amid Iraq, Norway outages
LONDON – World oil prices pushed to their highest levels in 10 days on
Friday after export outages in Iraq and Norway spurred hedge funds to
plough money back…

SOUTH Korea to send 3000 troops to Iraq starting August
Channel News Asia – Singapore
SEOUL : South Korea will start deploying some 3,000 troops to northern
Iraq from August on a relief and rehabilitation mission, the Defense Ministry

IRAQ withdrawal would see regional growth of terrorism: Howard
ABC Online – Australia
MARK COLVIN: The Prime Minister has again ratcheted up his attack on the
Opposition over its position on troop withdrawal in Iraq.…

JAPAN to join multinational force in Iraq
Times of India – India
… Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's cabinet on Friday approved a plan
to allow Japanese troops to join a UN-sanctioned multinational force in
Iraq, Kyodo News…

UN urges Iraq to protect Palestinian refugees living in Baghdad
Ha'aretz – Israel
GENEVA – The United Nations refugee agency urged Iraq's incoming provisional
government on Friday to protect thousands of Palestinians living in Baghdad.

EU welcomes looming Iraq handover, blasts terrorists
EUbusiness – London,UK
European Union leaders welcomed Friday the looming handover of power in
Iraq, but condemned continuing violence including hostage-taking which
is “prolonging…

NEGROPONTE has hope for Iraq
News24 – South Africa
Washington – Incoming US ambassador to Iraq John Negroponte said Thursday
that elections, an army and 18 billion dollars can fix Iraq.…,,2-10-1460_1544472,00.html

BUSH insists on Iraq-al Qaeda link
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
11 attacks that found no “collaborative relationship” between Iraq and
the terrorist network. Bush, responding to a reporter's question…

OIL rises on Iraq, Norway outages
CNN/Money – USA
Prices climb on mounting concerns over recent sabotage of Iraq's oil pipelines
and Norwegian strike. LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices…

BLOODY car bombings aim to destabilize Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A pair of car bombings Thursday killed at least 42 Iraqis
and injured 142, as militants continued a bloody campaign to instill fear

PRESS doubts over Iraq deployment
BBC News – London,England,UK
Japanese papers agree that the government's approval of a plan to allow
troops to join a new multinational force in Iraq is in principle the right
thing to do.…

SOUTH Korea to send 3000 troops to Iraq beginning in early August
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korea will send 3,000 soldiers to northern
Iraq beginning in early August to assist the US-led coalition, the Defense

FOR Iraq Security US Turns South
The Namibian – Windhoek,Namibia
MIAMI—If Jose Miguel Pizarro has his way, he will recruit 30,000 Chileans
as mercenaries to protect American companies under Pentagon contract to
rebuild Iraq…

ANOTHER car bomb kills 35 in Iraq
The Namibian – Windhoek,Namibia
By Michael Georgy. The blast, outside an army recruiting centre on a busy
road, also wounded 138 people, Iraq's health minister said.…

OUTLOOK on Iraq aiding Bush
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – A new poll shows that Americans have become much more upbeat
about events in Iraq, giving President Bush his first political boost
in months.…

SECURITY force hopefuls killed in Iraq blast
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Car bombers targeted Iraq's security services Thursday,
blasting Iraqis hoping to join the military in Baghdad and a civil defense
post north…

CAR Bombs in Iraq Kill at Least 35
NPR (audio) – USA
… new Iraqi army recruits were being processed, and a second bombing
in the town of Balad, north of the capital, that killed members of Iraq's
Civil Defense Corps…

JAPAN approves SDF for Iraq multilateral force
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… Junichiro Koizumi's cabinet on Friday approved a controversial plan
allowing Japanese ground forces to participate in a multilateral force
in Iraq, opening it…

SOUTH Korean troop dispatch to Iraq to begin in early August
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korea will send 900 soldiers to northern
Iraq in early August in the first stage of a troop deployment to assist
the US-led…

CRUDE oil surges as attacks intensify
Ventura County Star – Ventura county,CA,United States
… Gunmen on Wednesday killed the chief of security for the North Oil
Co., which operates Iraq's northern fields. “Amazingly, we didn…,1375,VCS_128_2972463,00.html

US central command admits shortcomings in Iraq's security
ABC Online – Australia
The head of the American military's Central Command, General John Abizaid,
has acknowledged shortcomings in the recruitment of members of Iraq's
new security…

IRAQ oil to flow shortly
London Free Press – London,Ontario,Canada
LONDON — Iraq could resume exporting limited amounts of oil as early as
today, analysts said, with repair crews nearing completion of work on
the smaller of…

CAR bombs kill 41 in Iraq; Bush insists on Al-Qaeda-Saddam link
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Car bombs in Iraq killed 41 people and injured 141, as US President
George W. Bush insisted Al-Qaeda had links with Saddam Hussein, despite

BLOODY day in Iraq leaves 42 dead
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… Baghdad. At least 70 persons have died and 215 have been injured in
five days of car bombs in Iraq, most of them in the capital.…

JAPAN OKs troops for Iraq after transfer
China Daily – Beijing,China
Japan's Cabinet on Friday approved a plan for Japanese troops now in Iraq
on a humanitarian mission to remain as part of a multinational force after
an interim…

PM to argue for continued presence in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Prime Minister John Howard will outline his strongest arguments yet on
Australia's continued involvement in Iraq in a major foreign policy speech
in Sydney…

RP condemns attacks in Iraq
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
Malacañang on Friday denounced the attacks on Iraq's fledgling security
forces Thursday that killed 41 people and wounded nearly 150.…

IRAQ sovereignty: links and information
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
On June 30, 2004, the Iraq Interim Government will take over administrative
power from the Coalition Provisional Authority set up by the US-led occupation

BETWEEN al-Qaida, Iraq before attack
WorldNetDaily – Grants Pass,OR,USA
By Joseph Farah. WASHINGTON ˆ In concluding there was “no credible evidence”
of cooperation between Iraq and al-Qaida before the Sept.…

IRAQ report affects crude oil futures
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
NEW YORK ˜ The disruption of Iraq's oil exports, the threat of a strike
in oil-rich Norway, and a surge in petroleum products futures helped lift
crude oil…

JAPAN Cabinet OKs Joining Iraq Multinational Force
Reuters – USA
TOKYO (Reuters) – The cabinet decided on Friday that Japan should take
part in a multinational force in Iraq despite criticism from the opposition
and some…

TWO huge bombings kill over 40 in Iraq
Xinhua – China
… Iraq's new Prime Minister Iyad Allawi accused foreign countriesof being
behind the suicide bombing. “Some foreign countries, through…

IRAQ bomb toll rises
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Car bombs in Iraq killed 41 people and injured 141, as US President George
W Bush insisted al-Qaeda had links with Saddam Hussein, although an official

AUSTRALIAN Minister Under Fire Over Iraq Abuse
Reuters – USA
Prime Minister John Howard, a close US ally who sent 2,000 military personnel
to the Iraq war, says he was unaware of the abuse until photographs of

THE vanishing case for war in Iraq
Berkshire Eagle – Pittsfield,MA,USA
“We have no credible evidence,” says the September 11 Commission “that
Iraq and al-Qaida cooperated on attacks against the United States.” And
despite evidence…,1413,101~6267~2220105,00.html

SEPT. 11 Panel's Dismissal of Iraq-Al-Qaeda Link May Hurt Bush
Bloomberg – USA
June 18 (Bloomberg) — A US report dismissing a link between al-Qaeda and
Saddam Hussein's Iraq may damage President George W. Bush's re-election

WHITE House sticks to its guns about Al-Qaida-Iraq links
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
11 attacks said that Iraq had little to do with the terrorist organization.
President Bush said the administration has never suggested…

Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Cross. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld personally ordered the Army
in Iraq to hold a prisoner in this arbitrary and unethical way.…

NO evidence of Iraq-Al Qaeda ties: 9/11 commission undermines…
World Socialist
… of the 9/11 commission released June 16 further discredits one of the
main lies employed by the Bush administration to justify its invasion
and conquest of Iraq…

CRUDE oil expected to flow again soon in Iraq, analysts say
Winston Salem Journal – Winston-Salem,NC,USA
Iraq could resume exporting limited amounts of oil as early as today, analysts
said, with repair crews nearing the completion of work on the smaller
of two…

JAPAN to join UN-mandated multinational force in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's cabinet on Friday approved a plan
to allow Japanese troops to join a UN-sanctioned multinational force in
Iraq, a government…

RUDD defends Labor's Iraq policy
ABC Online – Australia
… Kevin Rudd and we'll also be asking him how the report of the September
11 commission blows apart the Howard Government's case for the war in
Iraq as he…

JAPAN troops to join Iraq force
CNN International – USA
TOKYO, Japan — Japan's Cabinet has approved a plan for Japanese troops
to remain in Iraq as part of a multinational force after an interim government

BUSH Defends Assertions of Iraq-Al Qaeda Relationship
Washington Post – USA
“The reason I keep insisting that there was a relationship between Iraq
and Saddam and al Qaeda: because there was a relationship between Iraq
and al Qaeda…

OIL prices rise over Iraq fears
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
LONDON: Oil prices climbed in trading yesterday, amid worsening violence
in major producer Iraq, already crippled by a halt to exports following
a pipeline…

RUMSFELD Admits He Told Jailers to Keep Detainee in Iraq Out of…
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… reasoning. Mr. Rumsfeld said the detainee, who is still in military
detention in Iraq, has been treated humanely. Officials said…

BLASTS Kills 41 in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD ˜ On a day when two suicide bombings killed 41 Iraqis and injured
more than 130, Iraq's interior minister said Thursday that the interim

ROYAL Marines called back to southern Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Key quote “If we judge that further changes to the UK military contribution
in Iraq would be appropriate to support this process, we will of course
inform the…

IRAQ car bombs kill 41
Dallas Morning News (subscription) – Dallas,TX,USA
Car bombers targeted Iraq's security services Thursday, blasting Iraqis
hoping to join the military in Baghdad and a civil defense post north
of the capital.…

BOMBS kill 41 on bloody day in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ Two car bombs killed at least 41 Iraqis and wounded more
than 100 in separate attacks Thursday against the country's nascent security

IRAQ gave al-Qaida a base, says Blair
Guardian – UK
Downing Street maintained yesterday that Saddam Hussein had allowed al-Qaida
to operate out of Iraq. The claim appeared to contradict…,12956,1241752,00.html

BOMB attack on Iraq army queue kills 35 – London,England,UK
… centre in Baghdad. It was the 20th car bomb in Iraq this month and
a copy of a devastating attack four months ago. The target was…

BREMER satisfied with Iraq's progress
USA Today – USA
BAGHDAD ˜ Despite an increase in violence before the transfer of sovereignty
to Iraqis, the American administrator of Iraq says the country is on a
path to…

I did not appease Saddam on Iraq visits
Guardian – UK
… action in public was made at the request of the British government
through Douglas Hurd, then Foreign Secretary, who asked me to go out to
Iraq, all expenses…,12956,1241753,00.html

PANEL slams Bush's rationale for Iraq war
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
WASHINGTON, JUNE 17: The commission investigating the 9/11 attacks called
into question on Wednesday one of President Bush‚s rationales for the
Iraq war, and…

RUMSFELD issued order to hide Iraq detainee
Daily Times – Pakistan
… Airport, officials said. Washington has linked Ansar al-Islam to Al
Qaeda and blames the group for some attacks in Iraq. In March…

IRAQ Car Bombs Kill 41
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
… militants. Iraq‚s interior minister said he believed an Al-Qaeda-linked
militant, Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, was connected to the bombing.…

HUNGARY military reports losing first soldier in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
BUDAPEST A Hungarian soldier was killed Thursday in an attack on a convoy
south of Baghdad, becoming the nation's first military death in Iraq,
the authorities…

SUICIDE bombers kills 41 at Iraq base
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
… June 30. The blast outside an Army recruiting centre on a busy road
also wounded 138 people, Iraq‚s Health Minister said. Colonel…

Main Index >> Iraq NewsLinks >> Iraq Index >> Middle East Index >> Palestine/Israel Index