January 28, 1999 |
Iraq's parliament on Wednesday called on Arabs to topple the Kuwaiti and Saudi governments for backing U.S. attacks on Iraq, and Baghdad also said it will keep challenging Western warplanes flying over its airspace. U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright accused Iraqi President Saddam Hussein of making fresh trouble with such statements, blamed him for the plight of the Iraqi people and vowed to pursue efforts to contain his nation. "Arab masses who stand against the aggression . . .
January 11, 1999 |
Iraq stepped up denunciations of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on Sunday as part of an emerging tactic to discredit its two chief critics within the Arab world by portraying them as traitors and U.S. puppets. Foreign Minister Mohammed Said Sahaf said at a news conference in Baghdad that hundreds of strikes against Iraq during December's four-day U.S.-British air campaign were launched from Saudi and Kuwaiti airspace, making the two Arab states full participants in the "aggression."
February 3, 1998 |
After six hours of talks in a luxurious desert encampment, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announced Monday that the Saudis have agreed with the United States that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's "lawless behavior" could provoke "grave consequences" if he does not accede to diplomatic efforts and comply with an international disarmament regime. U.S.
August 14, 1992 |
About 35,000 Iraqis, many of them veterans of an abortive uprising against Saddam Hussein's dictatorship, are marooned in two desert internment camps in Saudi Arabia, unable to go home for fear of execution and unable to go anywhere else because no one wants them. Now, after almost 18 months of living in harsh desert conditions, a few hundred of the refugees have been granted political asylum in the United States, but U.S. officials say this country will ultimately take no more than one in 10.
February 23, 1992 |
A key Iraqi opposition leader is in Saudi Arabia for talks on coordinating a campaign to topple Saddam Hussein, Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency reported Saturday. The agency, monitored in Nicosia, said Mohammed Bakr Hakim arrived in Riyadh late Friday from his headquarters in Tehran. He is head of the Supreme Assembly of the Islamic Revolution of Iraq, a coalition of Shiite Muslim groups backed by Iran.
September 28, 1991 |
The impending return of Iraq and Kuwait to world oil markets has strained relations among OPEC members, prompting Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter, to threaten to leave the oil cartel. Iraqi and Kuwaiti exports were halted at the beginning of the Gulf crisis in August, 1990, but under a U.N. plan Iraq could sell as much as 500,000 barrels a day. Saudi Arabia--OPEC's biggest producer--declared this week that the kingdom would produce 8.