July 19, 1991 |
U.S. officials Thursday greeted with skepticism a new report from United Nations inspectors that Iraq had produced far less nuclear weapons material than originally believed. In addition, the U.N. special commission overseeing the scrapping of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction issued a statement suggesting that the report by its own inspectors was not the final word. The commission called recent findings "preliminary," saying they applied to only a few facilities. Members of the U.N.
April 8, 1987 |
Iran announced Tuesday that its forces have launched a new offensive aimed at the city of Basra in southern Iraq. Iraq said it has repulsed the attack, the first major flare-up in more than a month on the southern front. Military analysts said it was not clear whether the attack signaled the start of Iran's long-heralded "final offensive" in the 6 1/2-year-old war. But Iran, by describing the attack as retaliatory, was believed to be indicating that the offensive is limited.