Thursday, March 1, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History – Mar 1


1939 PM Said claimed coup attempt to remove King Ghazi by fmr PM Sulaiman
            and Gen Sidqi followers in army
1939 Many didn’t believe there was any coup Said just getting revenge on his political
            enemies
1939 Fmr PM Sulaiman given death sentence for coup plot Commuted to five years
            imprisonment upon intervention of British ambassador
1969 KDP launched offensive against Bakr govt
1979 KDP leader Mustafa Barzani died in U.S. where he went for medical treatment
            for lung cancer
1981 Islamic Conf Org group met with Khomeini said wanted aggressor in Iran-Iraq
            War punished
1981 Khomeini told Islamic Conf Org group he wanted plebiscite in Iraq to see
            whether people wanted Saddam as their leader
1982 UN Rep Palme said his 5th attempt to negotiate ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War
            failed
1983 Iraq attacked Iran’s Nowruz oilfield along Persian Gulf
1984 Iran made another attack through Iraq’s southern marshes Suffered heavy casualties
1984 France agreed to $500 mil loan to Baghdad that would pay for French contractors
            in Iraq
1985 Iraqi diplomat and son assassinated in Kuwait Iraq blamed SCIRI Executed 10 Hakim family
            members in retaliation for assassination of its diplomat in Kuwait
1987 Iraq counterattacked in Basra but failed to regain much territory from Iranian
            forces
1988 Iraq fired missiles at Tehran for 2nd day in last war of cities
1991 Iraqi army units in Basra began revolt after end of Gulf War
1991 Pres Bush said that the Iraqi people should overthrow Saddam
1995 Iraqi National Accord head Nouri went to US and argued against backing INC’s
            uprising plan Talked Clinton admin out of supporting plot
1998 UN inspectors revealed progress of their work with CNN violating agreement with
            Iraq on inspection regime
2001 NSC meeting on Iraq policy Powell told to devise smart sanctions proposal for UN
2001 Powell and Rumsfeld argued over dual use equipment that should be banned from
            Iraq
2001 Separate NSC meeting discussed working with Iraqi opposition and INC Talked
            about arming them but couldn't agree on anything
2002 State Dept report on Iraq-Niger uranium deal Said it was unlikely
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 Turkish parliament rejected allowing US forces to use country for Iraq invasion
2004 Iraqi Governing Council agreed to text of Transitional Administration Law to be
            Iraq’s interim constitution
2004 Weekly Standard article talked with Mukhabarat officer who claimed he was
            emissary to Al Qaeda

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