Sunday, December 24, 2017

This Day in Iraqi History - Dec 24


1938 Golden Square army colonels overthrew PM Jamil Midfai for trying to
            remove pan-Arab officers
1938 Coup backed by Nuri al-Said who became PM and Taha al-Hashimi who became
            Minister of Defense Rashid al-Gaylani became Chamberlain of Royal Office
1963 Arif govt promised to settle problems with foreign oil companies
1980 Iraq air forced bombed Iran’s main oil terminal at Kharg Island for 1st time
2002 Niger Premier said that his country did not try to sell uranium to Iraq
2002 UK Foreign Secretary Straw told Sec of State Powell a 2nd UN resolution was needed
            to gain UK political support and legal justification for war
2003 Report President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board found White House
            disregarded warnings by CIA about Iraq-Africa uranium story
2004 Rumsfeld told troops in Iraq insurgency could be defeated
2005 National Security Adv Rubaie met with Ayatollah Sistani Said Sistani rejected
            calls for revote due to complaints and violations
2005 National Security Adv Rubaie said Iraq would re-arrest Baathist officials just
            released by US
2005 Iraq court barred 90 candidates from election for Baathist ties
2013 Maliki ordered ISF to surround Ramadi protest site 

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