Wednesday, October 4, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 4


1980 Iraq announced unilateral ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War but Iran didn’t comply
1982 Sec of State Shultz and Soviet For Min Gromyko met and agreed Iran-Iraq
            War should end as soon as possible
1999 UN Res 1266 allowed Iraq to export $3.04 bil in oil under Oil for Food Program
2002 Unclassified version of CIA’s report on Iraq’s WMD released Dropped most
            of the reservations in original
2002 CIA told NSC to remove reference to Iraq trying to buy uranium from Niger
            from Bush speech
2002 UK Foreign Office legal adv Sir Wood said that U.N. needed to act on Iraq to give
legal justification for war otherwise British forces could be sued
2002 Intel officials complained to press that White House pressuring them on reports
            on Iraq
2002 Report some intel analysts and scientists disagreed that aluminum tubes Iraq
            tried to buy were for nuke program
2003 US Iraq Cmdr Gen Sanchez  said insurgency had evolved and gotten deadlier
2003 Last day CPA paid ex-Iraqi soldiers turned into violent demonstrations in
            Baghdad and other cities 3 killed by US & British troops
2004 Car Bombs in Baghdad’s Green Zone and Mosul killed 21 Wounded 90
2004 CIA review found no connection between Saddam and Zarqawi as White House
            claimed
2007 NatlSecAdv Rubaie told Pentagon officials Maliki opposed to Sahwa plan
            and wanted to control them
2014 IS threatened to kill US aid worker Peter Kassig because of US air strikes

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