Friday, July 27, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 27

1958 Provisional constitution gave Kurds recognition was equal to Arabs
1959 Gen Qasim passed deal promising Arab-Kurdish partnership after
            talks with Mullah Mustafa Barzani
1968 Communists issued demands to new Baath govt calling for National Front
            and coalition govt
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Franzen on History of the Iraqi Communist Party)
1982 US official sent to Baghdad to share CIA satellite imagery of Iranian troop movements
1983 Iraq announced it would increase attacks on Iran’s oil facilities
1987 US asked Iraq to stop attacks on shipping in Persian Gulf in hopes that Iran would
            follow suit
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)
1990 Congress voted to impose sanctions on Iraq for threats against Kuwait Israel
            nuke and WMD programs and human rights violations White House opposed
1990 Israel Science Minister threatened retaliation with chemical weapons if Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on Saddam’s motivation for threatening Israel before the Kuwait invasion)
1993 Iran asked for aid for 4,000 Iraqi refugees that entered country as southern
            marshes were drained
2003 DepSecDef Wolfowitz claimed that Iraq’s insurgency had no support in Iraq or in
2003 Iraq Survey Group head Kay briefed Bush Cheney Rumsfeld Wolfowitz Tenet
Rice Card on WMD hunt Said Iraq probably only had surge capacity to quickly restart WMD programs but no stockpiles Said trailers found were probably not mobile WMD labs Said Bush seemed unphased by fact that no WMD found
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2003 Kay separately briefed Chene who asked Kay to look into whether Iraq sent its
            WMD to Syria or Bekka Valley Lebanon
2005 Saddam’s trial ended
2006 Iraq and UN announce International Compact to help develop country
2006 UK Amb to Iraq Patey said that de facto division of Iraq and civil war more likely
            than transition to democracy
2007 KDP and PUK renewed strategic power sharing agreement
2015 Protests in Nasiriya over lack of electricity and Rania KRG over project being
            stopped that led to clash with police

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