Iraq News and Information Links June 12 2004
BREAK up Iraq into 3 nations
Straits Times – Singapore
DESPITE the milestone United Nations Security Council resolution backing
the transfer of sovereignty, concerns remain about Iraq's future.…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/news/story/0,4386,256034,00.html

KILLING won't derail Iraq handover, officials vow
ABC Online – Australia
Officials from Iraq's interim government and the White House have vowed
to push ahead towards a handover of power, despite the assassination of
one of Iraq's…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1130745.htm

BLAIR to send 3000 extra troops to Iraq
Independent – London,England,UK
By Robert Fox and Francis Elliott. Tony Blair is preparing to defy voters'
protests by sending another 3,000 British troops to Iraq.…
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=530991

NO question of sending troops to Iraq: Natwar
Rediff – Mumbai,India
… of a sharp reaction at home to his remarks, External Affairs Minister
Natwar Singh on Saturday said, “The question of sending Indian troops
to Iraq does not…
in.rediff.com/news/2004/jun/12nat.htm

PETITIONSITE.COM — Iraq again
Useless-Knowledge.com – USA
… petition on that. And I will pray for Iraq, that they can have peace
for once in their lives – if that is truly what they want. Sorry I…
www.useless-knowledge.com/articles/apr/june086.html

IRAQ Officials Blame Hussein Loyalists in Minister's Killing , AP…
Bloomberg – USA
Gunmen shot and wounded Bassam Salih Kubba, 60, Iraq's most senior career
diplomat, who was in a car in the city's Azimiyah business district, AP
said, citing…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aLZabTKRAKrs&refer=top_world_news

SEVEN hostages released in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
SEVEN Turkish construction workers kidnapped in Iraq earlier in the week
had been released and were on their way home, the Turkish embassy in Baghdad
said today…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9831802%255E1702,00.html

TROOPS To Iraq: Natwar Draws Flak From Left & Right
Financial Express – New Delhi,India
… JUNE 12: External affairs minister K Natwar Singh received flak from
the entire spectrum of the political spectrum for his remark on sending
troops to Iraq.…
www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=61220

INDIA> BJP regrets Natwar's statement on Iraq
Webindia123.com – India
New Delhi, June 12 Sharply reacting to External Affairs Minister Natwar
Singh's statement on the question of sending Indian troops to Iraq, the
Bharatiya…
www.webindia123.com/news/m_details.asp?newscode=56802&catcode=ENG3&subcatcode=

UN sources: Special Iraq envoy Lakhdar Brahimi announced his resignation…
Ha'aretz – Israel
NEW YORK – United Nations special envoy to Iraq Lakhdar Brahimi a few days
ago announced his resignation during a UN retreat, diplomatic sources
in the world…
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/438212.html

WORLD News: No Indian troops for Iraq: Natwar Singh
Keralanext – Kerala,India
Washington, External Affairs Minister K. Natwar Singh Saturday ruled out
the possibility of India sending troops to Iraq, setting at rest a controversy
over…
www.keralanext.com/news/index.asp?id=38944

WASHINGTON TODAY: Bush follows Kerry playbook on Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Ghazi al-Yawer, to western allies last week at a the Group of Eight
summit in Georgia and to declare ''there will be an Iraqi face on the
security of Iraq.''.…
www.boston.com/dailynews/164/politics/WASHINGTON_TODAY_Bush_follows_:.shtml

IRAQ War Haunts British Labor Party in Local Polls
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… England and Wales. Prime Minister Blair's decision to take Britain
to war in Iraq is seen as a key factor in the elections. For the…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=C2D40250-9431-4CB5-826912C22BB74C22

IRAQ through the eyes of Saddam's doctor
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Saddam Hussein's doctor says his book, In the Name of Terror, is intended
to set the record straight on Iraq's history which he believes has suffered
from a…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/858CBBCD-B192-4AA9-A7FB-B7DF13CE9D4B.htm

NEA program helps Iraq soldiers write
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… Jenkins said although the media has extensively covered the wars in
Afghanistan and Iraq, where the 10th Mountain has seen combat, there are
“a lot of empty…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?category=1110&slug=Soldiers'%20Writing

NATWAR retracts on his Iraq goof up
Times of India – India
WASHINGTON : The question of sending Indian troops to Iraq does not arise,
External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh clarified here on Saturday.…
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow/735048.cms

US frees journalists held for bomb traces in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The US military has released four journalists who were
detained after explosives residue was found on them as they tried to enter
the US…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=528126&section=news

IRAQ'S Deputy Foreign Minister Fatally Shot by Gunmen
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Gunmen fatally shot a senior deputy foreign minister in Iraq's interim
government on Saturday, as he traveled to his Baghdad office.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=21210FCE-D52F-4284-B9311EB159BC9558

NO rethink on troops to Iraq issue: Indian FM
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
NEW DELHI – Indian Foreign Minister Natwar Singh on Saturday said there
was “no reconsideration‰ of India‚s decision not to send troops
to Iraq.…
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/sub
continent/2004/June/subcontinent_June328.xml&section=subcontinent

UN Resolution on Iraq
ZNet – Woods Hole,MA,USA
by Phyllis Bennis. * The new US-UK draft resolution endorses Iraq's interim
government as “sovereign” and credentials the US-dominated occupation
forces as a UN…
www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=15&ItemID=5696

GHOST of Iraq haunts Blair
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… As his leadership came under intense pressure in a strong Iraq involvement
backlash, Mr Blair dismissed suggestions that he would step down before
the next…
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/12/1086749945146.html

IRAQ Soldiers raised abuse concerns
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The top US military officer in Iraq approved letting officials at a Baghdad
jail subject detainees to temperature extremes, reversed sleep patterns
and diets…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/12/1086749942252.html

IRAQ war was not worth it, US voters say
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Most American voters now believe it was not worth going to war in Iraq
and almost two-thirds believe the US is “getting bogged down” in the operation.

www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/12/1086749946392.html

BRITISH ex-FM says Blair paid for Iraq war with poll debacle
EUbusiness – London,UK
… foreign secretary Robin Cook said Saturday that Prime Minister Tony
Blair's poll debacle in regional elections was due to his support for
the war in Iraq.…
www.eubusiness.com/afp/040612135511.ao5orhxz

IRAQ Kidnappers Kill Lebanese, 2 Iraqi Hostages
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… Earlier this week, a videotape presumably made by the kidnappers showed
the seven abducted men and gunmen demanding Turkish companies end all
business in Iraq.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=5914FAB5-C1C9-45A1-A66EBCC30B898988

NO re-think on sending troops to Iraq: Natwar
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
Washington, June 12: Seeking to clear the air on the issue of sending troops
to Iraq, External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh on Saturday said there
was no re…
www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=32468

1 Lebanese, 2 Iraqis killed in Iraq
Xinhua – China
BAGHDAD, June 12 (Xinhuanet) — A Lebanese transport worker and two of
his Iraqi colleagues have been killed in Iraq by their captors, Qatar-based
al-Jazeera…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/12/content_1522540.htm

IRAQI Diplomat, Lebanese Hostage Killed in Iraq
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Gunmen killed a top Iraqi diplomat on Saturday in the
first high-profile assassination in Iraq since an interim government took
over on…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5405626

SEVEN Hostages Released in Iraq, Three Killed
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Seven Turkish hostages seized in Iraq this week were
freed on Saturday, but a Lebanese and two Iraqi hostages abducted in a
separate…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5405608

NOT a single jawan should be sent to Iraq: Basu
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
… Basu on Saturday vehemently opposed External Affairs Minister Natwar
Singh's remark on a fresh look on the issue of sending Indian troops to
Iraq, and said it…
www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=32463

BULGARIAN Soldiers to Leave Iraq Next Year: Foreign Minister
Bulgarian News Network – Sofia,Bulgaria
SOFIA (bnn)- Bulgarian soldiers will leave Iraq next year,Foreign Minister
Solomon Passy said Saturday. “Bulgarian soldiers will…
www.bgnewsnet.com/story.php?sid=5483

IRAQ War Brings 'Historic Defeat' to Blair
Zaman – Turkey
Britons unhappy with the Iraq war vented their anger by dealing British
Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labor Party a crushing defeat at the ballot
boxes in local…
www.zaman.com/?bl=international&alt=&trh=20040612&hn=9460

THREE transport workers killed in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
A Lebanese citizen and two of his Iraqi colleagues have been killed in
Iraq by their captors. Husayn Ali Alyan from the south Lebanon…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/5134D669-A138-4C83-8263-6C15DAE7B0CB.htm

TURKISH hostages released in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
Seven Turkish contractors taken hostage in Iraq have been released by their
kidnappers, Turkish officials say. They were released…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3800889.stm

SENIOR Iraq official slain in Baghdad
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Jun. … On Wednesday assailants opened fire on Iraq's deputy
health minister, Ammar al-Saffar, as he left his home for work. He escaped
unharmed.…
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040612-050333-5273r.htm

GENERAL imported pressure tactics to Iraq prison
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… Ricardo S. Sanchez, the senior US military officer in Iraq, borrowed
heavily from a list of high-pressure interrogation tactics used at the
US detention center…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/8906706.htm

TURKISH hostages released in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
ANKARA, Turkey — Seven Turkish contractors taken hostage in Iraq were
released by their kidnappers, their employer said Saturday.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Turkey%20Hostages

FOUR Lebanese held hostage in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
… body. Dozens of foreign workers have been taken hostage by armed Iraqi
groups who are battling the US-led presence in Iraq. Some…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=527951&section=news

TURKISH hostages released in Iraq
KPLC-TV – Lake Charles,LA,USA
Ankara, Turkey-AP — Seven Turkish contractors taken hostage in Iraq have
been released, according to their employer. An official…
www.kplctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1936632

IRAQ blamed for Blair losses in local voting
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
… as his governing Labour Party fell to third place yesterday in Britain's
local elections, a result he and colleagues blamed on voter anger over
the war in Iraq…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001954557_blair12.html

INDIA unchanged on refusal to send troops to Iraq, official says
Channel News Asia – Singapore
NEW DELHI : India's position that it will not send troops to Iraq has not
changed, an official said, clarifying a statement by Foreign Minister
Natwar Singh…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/89674/1/.html

LATHAM DENIES BACKFLIP ON TROOPS IN IRAQ
Special Broadcasting Service – Australia
… federal opposition leader, Mark Latham, has disputed reports he is
considering changing Labor's policy to bring Australian troops home from
Iraq by Christmas.…
www9.sbs.com.au/theworldnews/region.php?id=87087&region=7

US Voters: Iraq War Not Worth It
Free Internet Press – New York,NY,USA
Most American voters believe it was not worth going to war in Iraq and
almost two-thirds believe the US is “getting bogged down”, according to
a Los Angeles…
freeinternetpress.com/article.pl?sid=04/06/12/089226&mode=thread

IRAQ cleric says he will cooperate
Myrtle Beach Sun News – Myrtle Beach,SC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A radical cleric whose uprising two months ago has left
hundreds dead and threatened to enflame the Shiite heartland said Friday
he would…
www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/news/nation/8905826.htm

REBELS strike Iraq police again
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
YUSUFIYAH, Iraq — Gunmen stormed a police station south of Baghdad, drove
off the poorly armed police and blew up the building Friday.…
www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq12_20040612.htm

DUTCH Leader Proposes Keeping Troops in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
THE HAGUE ˜ The Dutch government said Friday that it plans to keep about
1,300 troops in Iraq until March 2005 as part of a multinational force,
in a boost…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-dutch12jun12,1,6936816.story?coll=la-headlines-world

IRAQ foreign ministry official assassinated
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Gunmen have fatally wounded a senior official of Iraq's
foreign ministry in Baghdad, a foreign ministry official says.…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=527905&section=news

IRAQ'S Deputy Foreign Minister Killed
Novinite – Bulgaria
Unknown assailants fired at the car of Bassam Qubba, the ministry's director-general,
as he was on his way to work on Saturday in Baghdad's Adhamiya district

www.novinite.com/newsletter/print.php?id=35735

TRANSLATOR in Iraq perseveres despite death threats
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
By Mike Marshall. BAGHDAD, Iraq ˜ AM Hassan signed on with the Americans
right after the fall of Baghdad in the spring of 2003.…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001954553_translator12.html

SDF'S 'crappy' Iraq posting has soldiers on the runs
Mainichi Shimbun – Tokyo,Japan
Japanese troops stationed in Samawah, Iraq, as part of the nation's contribution
to the war on terror, have been plagued by a rampant diarrhea, according
to…
mdn.mainichi.co.jp/news/20040612p2a00m0dm005000c.html

INDIAN Communists Slam Talk of Sending Troops to Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Communist parties have slammed India‚s foreign minister for saying the
country may consider sending troops to Iraq following a UN resolution
endorsing the…
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3055135

SOUTH Korea to send troops to Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
South Korea plans to deploy troops to Iraq in three stages between late
July and August ˆ creating the third largest military contingent after
the US and UK.…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7D177BFC-4239-4B28-AB84-EF51F4361134.htm>

CONGRESS covers up Iraq faux pas
Sify – Delhi,India
The Congress on Friday was caught on the wrong foot as External Affairs
Minister Natwar Singh said that India will consider sending troops to
Iraq as the UN…
sify.com/news/politics/fullstory.php?id=13496552

DUTCH Plan to Keep Troops in Iraq Until 2005, Says Premier
Aljazeerah.info
THE HAGUE, 12 June 2004 ˜ The Dutch government said yesterday it plans
to keep around 1,300 troops in Iraq until March 2005 as part of a multinational
force…
www.aljazeerah.info/12n/Dutch%20Plan%20to%20Keep%20Troops%20in%20Iraq%20Until%202005,%20Says%20Premier.htm

FINAL preparations made as 24th MEU, equipment embark for Iraq
New Bern Sun Journal – New Bern,NC,USA
… Humvees, generators and even 155 mm artillery sent from Camp Lejeune
were all delivered to the North Carolina State Port in Wilmington for
voyage to Iraq.…
www.newbernsj.com/SiteProcessor.cfm?Template=/GlobalTemplates/Details.cfm&StoryID=15828&Section=Local

US Wary as Iran Works to Increase Influence in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
With the occupation of Iraq due to end in three weeks, the Bush administration
fears that Iran will move in as a major player after months of quietly
building…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35283-2004Jun11.html

LABOUR takes a 'kicking' in local polls over Iraq: press
EUbusiness – London,UK
… Labour Party put it in its own “category of awfulness”, with voters
punishing Prime Minister Tony Blair for taking them into the Iraq conflict,
British…
www.eubusiness.com/afp/040612021457.9h917xz5

OFFICERS approved using dogs against prisoners in Iraq,media…
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
High-ranking US intelligence officers at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison ordered
guards to use unmuzzled dogs to intimidate prisoners, The Washington Post
said…
www.etaiwannews.com/World/2004/06/12/1087006314.htm

ANGER in Iraq boils over as mercury rises
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
… governments. Insurgents are stepping up attacks on Iraq's fragile infrastructure
even as the US pumps in billions of dollars to rebuild it.…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4824903.html

VIOLENCE mars Friday prayers in Iraq
eTaiwan News – Taipei,Taiwan
The Shiite radicals launched their attack as some 200 members of the Supreme
Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, a mainstream Shiite religious
party…
www.etaiwannews.com/World/2004/06/12/1087006175.htm

IRAQ troops dispatch : Natwar ‚ s remarks create controversy
Daily Times – Pakistan
NEW DELHI: Indian External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh‚s remarks in
Washington that India was looking into the issue of sending troops to
Iraq has landed…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_12-6-2004_pg4_15

US voters reject Iraq war in poll
Guardian – UK
Most American voters believe it was not worth going to war in Iraq and
almost two-thirds believe the US is “getting bogged down”, according to
a Los Angeles…
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1237162,00.html

BUSH, Blair See Support at Home Battered by Iraq
Wired News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Most Americans now say the Iraq war was not worth it,
an opinion poll showed on Friday, and British Prime Minister Tony Blair
acknowledged…
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=877668&tw=wn_wire_story

LABOR may keep some troops in Iraq: Latham
ABC Online – Australia
Federal Opposition leader Mark Latham has admitted he may leave Australian
troops in Iraq to protect diplomats there, if the Foreign Affairs Department

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1130508.htm

IRAQ War Isn't the Whole Story of Blair's Defeat, Pollsters Say
Bloomberg – USA
June 12 (Bloomberg) — While UK Prime Minister Tony Blair laid blame on
the Iraq war for his party's defeat in Thursday's local elections, that
wasn't the…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=aCSu01vBKp.o&refer=uk

DIVISIONS remain in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
TONY JONES: George W Bush went out of his way to praise what he called
the common spirit on Iraq at the conclusion of the group of eight summit
of…
www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2004/s1130485.htm

A crucial vote for Iraq
The Japan Times – Japan
The United Nations Security Council's vote to formally end the occupation
of Iraq is a crucial step toward the restoration of sovereignty and stability
in that…
www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/geted.pl5?ed20040612a1.htm

DUTCH troops to stay in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
The Dutch Government has announced plans to keep its troops in Iraq until
March next year. The decision by Prime Minister Jan Peter…
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1130494.htm

COL . Mike Turner : Rebuilding Iraq By Breaking It Up
Newsweek – New York,NY,USA
… ve been trying for weeks now to be positive, to figure out how to apply
the Powell doctrine in a way which can lead the United States out of this
mess in Iraq.…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5191422/site/newsweek/

IN Iraq, 'Failure Is Not an Option'
FOX News – USA
… The main courtroom in the central court of Iraq is where former dictator
Saddam Hussein may face justice. It's just one of more…
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,122503,00.html

BLAIR pays price for Iraq war
The Statesman – Calcutta,India
˜Britons today rebuffed Prime Minister Mr Tony Blair for his Iraq policy
by … The feeling has been that Iraq has gone wrong,‰ Mr Blunkett told
BBC.…
www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=8&theme=&usrsess=1&id=45481

G8 Summit Highlights Unity, Differences on Iraq
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: At the G8 summit in Sea Island, Ga., this week, the world's
leading economic powers pledged to work together to make Iraq's transition
to…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=1954301

DUTCH troops to leave Iraq in March 2005, after eight month…
SpaceDaily – USA
Dutch troops in Iraq will leave the country in March 2005 as the Dutch
government will not renew their mandate after an eight month extension,
Prime Minister…
www.spacewar.com/2004/040611162224.jwsl3lds.html

NATWAR remark: Left talks outside support in Iraq
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
NEW DELHI, JUNE 11: India will take a ŒŒfresh look‚‚ at the issue
of sending combat troops to Iraq, in the wake of a unanimous UN Security
Council…
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=48831

A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
As of Thursday, June 10, 825 US service members have died since the beginning
of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Defense Department.

www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V8225.AP-Iraq-US-Deaths.html

SADDAM'S daughter: I want to go to Iraq
CNN International – USA
… Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter told a weekly women's magazine that
her life has been full of emotional suffering and that she would go back
to Iraq if she…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/06/11/saddam.daughter.ap/

  
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