Wednesday, December 20, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 20


1983 Reagan envoy to Middle East Rumsfeld met with Saddam as part of new
            US policy to back Iraq in Iran-Iraq War
1998 UN Res 1153 allowed Iraq to sell $5.3 bil in oil for 6 months under Oil for Food
            program
2001 NYTimes article with Iraqi defector Haideri provided by INC claimed he went to 20
WMD sites
2001 Haideri’s claims used in CIA DIA and White House reports Later found to be
            unreliable by US intel
2002 IAEA inspectors said Tuwaitha facility involved in civilian nuclear research not
            involved in weapons program
2002 CIA blocked UN Amb to UN Negroponte mentioning Iraq-Niger uranium deal in
            speech to Security Council
2004 Bush said he expected violence to increase before Jan 05 elections
2006 US military turned over 3rd province to Iraqi forces, Najaf
2012 Maliki had 10 of Finance Min Issawi’s bodyguards arrested Led to protests in
            Anbar Salahaddin Ninewa Baghdad

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