December 28, 1997 |
Oil Minister Amir Mohammed Rashid said Saturday that Iraq expected to resume oil exports under its oil-for-food deal with the U.N. within a week. Rashid, speaking to reporters after holding talks with Jordanian Energy Minister Mohammed Hourani, also said Iraq's aid distribution plan was sent two days earlier to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan for approval. He said Iraq would not start oil exports until Annan approved the plan. The U.N.
July 5, 2007 |
Political infighting blocked lawmakers from opening debate Wednesday on legislation to oversee the oil industry as Iraqi and U.S. leaders used the Fourth of July holiday to call for reconciliation among Iraq's feuding factions. An influential group of Sunni Muslim clerics, the Assn. of Muslim Scholars, joined the fray surrounding the oil bill Wednesday by issuing a fatwa, or religious edict, forbidding legislators to vote for it.
December 22, 2003 |
Iraqi officials blamed loyalists of jailed former leader Saddam Hussein on Sunday for sabotaging a vital stretch of oil pipeline and blowing up a huge gasoline storage tank in Baghdad. The attacks that set the north-south oil pipeline ablaze in at least four places threatened to worsen an already dire shortage of gasoline that has angered Iraqi drivers and fomented criticism that the U.S.-led coalition is mismanaging postwar reconstruction.
May 21, 1996 |
The United Nations agreement to allow Iraq to begin its first oil exports in six years should hasten the decline of gasoline prices in California, but there won't be a steep plunge at the pumps, analysts said Monday. Prices throughout the oil marketing system had already begun to fall for reasons unrelated to Iraq, and the addition of Iraqi oil to the pool will improve supplies worldwide, analysts said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1996
With his needy people on one side and a stiff-backed U.N. on the other, Saddam Hussein got caught between Iraq and a hard place ("U.N. Will Let Iraq Sell Oil," May 21). JACK O'MARA Irvine
August 10, 2003
Re "Immunity for Iraqi Oil Dealings Raises Alarm," Aug. 7: Kudos to The Times for giving front-page coverage to President Bush's executive order granting U.S. oil companies blanket immunity from lawsuits and criminal prosecution in connection with the sale of Iraqi oil. If anyone is still blind or naive enough to believe the U.S. invaded Iraq to promote liberty and democracy, this article should dispel the last shred of doubt as to the real reason....