Friday, October 6, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History – Oct 6


1958 Mustafa Barzani returned to Iraq from exile in Soviet Union for talks with
            new Qasim govt
1980 Iraqi army surrounded Khorramshahr, Iran and street fighting began
1986 Heavy Iraq air strikes on Kharg Island Iran oil terminal
1994 Iraq puts troops on Kuwait border & threatened to stop working with UN
            weapons inspectors
1997 inspectors told UN that progress made on Iraq’s missile and chemical programs
            but still missing info
1997 IAEA provided last report on inspections Said if any info was left was a political
            decision
2002 Bush said Iraq could have a nuclear weapon in a year if got enriched uranium
2002 Dep Nat Sec Adv Hadley asked CIA Dir Tenet if story of Iraq trying to buy
            uranium from Niger could be put back in Bush speech Tenet said no
2003 1st battalion of Mahdi Army graduated in Basra
2003 Iraq produced 4,518 megawatts of electricity exceeding CPA target by 118
            megawatts
2004 Iraq Study Group report said Iraq’s WMD destroyed in 1991
2006 Bush told Maliki had to ignore news coming out of US because domestic
            politics
2006 Maliki told Bush he couldn’t ignore US news like talk about dividing Iraq or
            immediate withdrawal
2006 Maliki told Bush he was going to push reconciliation fighting terrorism and
            militias
2010 Obama adm review of Iraq policy VP Biden said wanted Maliki to stay as PM &
            Obama agreed
2015 Badr’s Amiri criticized Abadi’s reforms as full of mistakes and disorganized
2015 Teachers in Sulaymaniya and Halabja struck over unpaid wages


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