May 19, 1987 |
The Defense Department has released names of five crew members killed in the attack on the U.S. frigate Stark. Additional names will be released once next of kin are notified. DeAngelis, Christopher Werner, electronics technician, 23, Dumont, N.J. Kiser, Stephen Greg, 36, electronics mate, Elkhart, Ind. MacMullen, Thomas Joseph, gunner's mate, 30, Darby, Pa. Phelps, Jeffrey Lee, seaman recruit, 21, Locust Grove, Va. Shippee, Robert Laurence, fire control technician, 35, Jefferson, N.Y.
June 27, 1987 |
The Pentagon, in a major increase of U.S. firepower in the troubled Persian Gulf, has ordered the Navy to dispatch the battleship Missouri and three escort ships to the region next month, officials said Friday. The recently refurbished World War II-era battleship, which will join the aircraft carrier Constellation in the region, will not accompany the 11 Kuwaiti oil tankers that will be reregistered to fly the American flag and escorted by other U.S. ships.
August 9, 1998 |
An Iranian exile group based in Iraq said that a bomb exploded near its headquarters in Baghdad, killing three Iraqis and seriously wounding 11. The Moujahedeen Khalq said in a statement that the bomb killed a 4-year-old girl, a 65-year-old street vendor and his 15-year-old son. The bomb also damaged buildings and shops, the statement said. The group blamed the attack on the "clerical regime's terrorists." An Iraqi civil defense source confirmed the blast.
May 3, 2000 |
Six rockets slammed into a residential quarter of Baghdad and wounded eight civilians, the official Iraqi News Agency reported. Iraq holds "the Iranian authorities responsible for this criminal operation and reserves the right to revenge at the appropriate time," the agency said. Residents of the Baghdad neighborhood said they heard at least three explosions at 11:30 p.m. Monday, and one rocket gouged a big hole in an apartment.
February 12, 1997 |
Skirting the shoals of Iran's Persian Gulf coast, tankers are smuggling tens of thousands of tons of fuel oil out of Iraq in violation of U.N. sanctions, a U.S. admiral said Tuesday. The embargo breakers and their Iranian protectors have had two confrontations with the Navy in the last two weeks, ramming a U.S. frigate in one showdown that wasn't publicized. "Our indications are that this is a rather sophisticated effort, centrally controlled within Iran," Vice Adm. Thomas B.
October 20, 1994 |
A bomb exploded in a prayer room at Iraq's Ministry of Religious Affairs on Wednesday, killing a senior civil servant and seriously injuring five people. No one claimed responsibility, and official media reports did not identify any specific group. But the official Iraqi news agency INA said the bomb was locally made. Iraqi television blamed "agents hired by the enemies of Iraq," usually considered to be a reference to Kurdish separatists or Iranian-linked Shiite Muslim rebels.
August 4, 1990 |
Iran has chided its Persian Gulf neighbors for ignoring its warnings about dealing with Iraq, its opponent in a bitter and bloody eight-year war. Iran's Foreign Ministry condemned Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and urged an immediate withdrawal of Iraqi forces. The ministry's statement, carried late Thursday by Tehran Radio and monitored in Nicosia, also warned that Iran considers the invasion a threat to regional "stability and security."
August 17, 1990 |
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein vowed Thursday that Iraqi troops will not withdraw from occupied Kuwait, declaring in a televised "open letter" to President Bush: "There is no going back." In a personal lecture laden with prophesies of disaster, Hussein told Bush that "you, the President of the United States, have chosen to be a liar like the band you have selected and consider to represent the Arab nation." He warned that U.S.
August 10, 1990 |
Iraq's Saddam Hussein is no military mastermind. He makes a few political bluffs and then hammers straight for his objective. But he is shrewd enough to watch his flanks, and last week he invaded Kuwait apparently confident that Iran and Syria, the enemies on his borders, would not take the opportunity to strike at him. The Iraqi strongman won the first trick, but not without possible cost.
August 26, 1990
As a humanitarian gesture, and as a reflection on the true nature of America, President Bush should ship food to Iraq as a gift. We could make several important points with this gesture and provide for the people in Iraq. Take the ships to the ports of Iraq and let them unload it. Nothing in this world could say it better and all the possible reactions would work to the world's favor. DONALD A. McWILLIAMS Fullerton