Tuesday, October 3, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History – Oct 3

1932 Iraq gained independence from Britain
1968 Soviet Union called for negotiations between Baghdad and KDP rebels
1978 Ayatollah Khomeini left Najaf for Paris after Baghdad demanded he reject politics
            in deal made with Shah of Iran
1980 Iraq Foreign Minister Hamadi presented Iraq’s case to UN claiming it acted in
            self-defense in Iran-Iraq War
1980 Khomeini speech said goal of war was to punish the Baath and rejected
            negotiations to end it
1982 Sudan said it would send troops to help Iraq in Iran-Iraq War
1996 Iraq admitted to UN inspectors that it hid part of its missile program and then
            secretly destroyed them in March 92
2002 Bush signed executive order to train 5,000 Iraqi exiles to help with invasion
2002 US planes dropped flyers over Iraq telling them not to fight Americans
2003 Bush said interim report by Iraq Survey Group justified invasion because found
            WMD programs
2003 Rice US went to war with Iraq because most likely place terrorists could get WMD
2014 Australia authorized air strikes against IS and Special Forces to be sent to Iraq

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