Saturday, March 3, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 3

1958 Nuri al-Said became premier 8th time
(Musings On Iraq interview with Historian Phebe Marr comparing PM Said with PM Maliki)
1970 Committee created for economic cooperation between Iraq and Soviet Union
1981 Islamic Conf Organization went back to Tehran to present its peace plan
1983 Iraq claimed it destroyed several Iranian oil rigs and 5 Iranian ships in Persian Gulf
1984 US stopped company from selling products to Iraq that could be used for chemical
1986 Iran ended Op Dawn 9 that reached within a few miles of Sulaymaniya City but
            then got pushed back
1987 Gulf Cooperation Council condemned Iran’s occupation of Fao Peninsula Basra
1991 Iraq signed ceasefire with US to end Gulf War
1991 Demonstrations against Saddam started in Najaf following Gulf War Fired upon
            by security forces
1995 CIA told its team in Irbil not to support INC uprising plan
1999 Pres Clinton told Congress that Iraq violated UN sanctions by smuggling oil
1999 SCIRI’s Hakim claimed it attacked govt buildings in Karbala in revenge for
            murder of Ayatollah Sadr
2003 Russia threatened to use veto power in UN to stop any resolution authorizing
            war vs Iraq
2003 US and UK planes hit five targets in Wasit and Basra as part of no fly zone Were
            trying to weaken Iraq’s air defenses before invasion
2003 IAEA told US that docs alleging Iraq-Niger uranium deal were forgeries
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 ORHA head Garner went to UN to try to get support for postwar Iraq UN said no
2003 UndersecDef Feith briefed Bush on Pentagon’s postwar plans Included creating
            democracy winning intl support destroying WMD
2003 Pentagon postwar Iraq plans only outlined goals not how to accomplish them
2004 Gen Taguba’s investigation into abuses at Abu Ghraib prison sent to military
2005 Kurds said parties had agreed on Talabani being Iraq’s president and Jaafari
            prime minister in new govt
2011 Gorran and 2 Islamic parties boycotted Kurdish parliament in support of protests
2014 ISIS released statement telling people in Kirkuk not to vote

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