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April 19, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Thousands of paramilitary troops organized during the U.N. weapons inspection standoff marched through Baghdad in a show of might and defiance toward the United States. Brandishing assault rifles, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children in khaki, pea green or mottled commando fatigues marched in squads of about 100 across Grand Festivities Square.
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October 17, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
These are excerpts from the first day of a two-day U.N. Security Council debate on Iraq. Council members, including the United States, will speak last. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (in a statement read by Deputy Secretary-General Louise Frechette) "Iraq has to comply. It must implement the disarmament program required by our resolutions.... The inspectors must have unfettered access. The council will expect nothing less.
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June 13, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A standoff between the United Nations and Iraq escalated as inspectors demanded unconditional access to weapons sites after Iraq for the first time flatly denied entry to sensitive facilities. Iraq's stance defies U.N. resolutions approved after the 1991 Persian Gulf War that allow inspectors to search for banned chemical, nuclear and biological weapons and long-range missiles. The 15-member U.N.
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March 9, 2002 | WILLIAM ORME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraq is signaling a seeming new willingness to admit international weapons inspectors, foreign diplomats and U.N. officials said Friday after a closed-door review of the previous day's meeting here between Iraq's foreign minister and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. But U.S. officials said they remain highly skeptical of Iraq's intentions, despite what all sides described as an unexpectedly cordial and "constructive" exchange here Thursday.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Crude Futures Drop on Prospect of Iraq Oil Deal: Crude oil futures prices fell on the New York Mercantile Exchange after U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali said he assumes Iraq's willingness to negotiate humanitarian oil sales will lead to a deal. The news, which came four days after the United Nations and Iraq recessed talks without a deal, shattered renewed confidence on the energy futures market that sent prices soaring, analysts said.
NEWS
April 17, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Raising the threat of a new crisis with the United Nations, Iraq demanded Thursday that the Security Council lift economic sanctions when it meets later this month to review the status of Baghdad's weapons programs. But U.N. officials said there is little chance that the council will lift the sanctions when it meets, possibly the week of April 27. The U.N.
NEWS
March 16, 1998 | From Reuters
The United Nations has launched a nationwide campaign to immunize 3.5 million Iraqi children against polio, a U.N. official said Sunday. Eric Falt, spokesman for the U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, said the UNICEF campaign, which started Saturday and ends today, will cover all children younger than 5.
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October 23, 1992 | Reuters
The United Nations and Iraq on Thursday signed a controversial agreement on resuming relief aid projects after months of negotiations and last-minute objections from the United States. The memorandum of understanding was signed by Jan Eliasson, undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs, and Nizar Hamdoun, Iraq's U.N. ambassador. It will provide Iraq with $200 million in relief aid, including $90 million for Kurds in the north.
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February 29, 1992 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.N. Security Council angrily condemned the flagrant defiance of Saddam Hussein on Friday as Iraq refused to allow the destruction of ballistic missile equipment, pending the dispatch soon of a high-level Iraqi government mission to the United Nations. Iraq's government, facing a Friday deadline to respond to the council, delivered a letter that U.S. Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering characterized as "seven pages of 'no' " to U.N.
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August 26, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze hailed Saturday's U.N. Security Council decision authorizing the use of military force to uphold international sanctions against Iraq as a "historic" step toward a safer world, but he urged Baghdad to back down so that it will never be implemented.
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March 27, 2001 | MICHAEL SLACKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The controversy over sanctions against Iraq has taken center stage from the Palestinian-Israeli conflict at a gathering of Arab heads of state that begins today, as officials struggle to reduce bitter differences that have alienated Baghdad from its Gulf neighbors for a decade. With Iraqi officials pushing hard to win an unequivocal endorsement for ending the U.N.
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February 28, 2001 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraqi officials were unmoved Tuesday despite Washington's declaration that it favors easing the United Nations' decade-long sanctions on Iraqi civilians. In the second day of talks with the U.N. aimed at breaking a two-year stalemate, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Said Sahaf said Secretary of State Colin L. Powell's notion of "smart sanctions" proved that the U.N.'s current policy was "stupid."
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February 27, 2001 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary- General Kofi Annan said Monday that he did not expect miracles from two days of meetings with an Iraqi delegation but was encouraged by signals that Security Council members are ready for a change in the U.N.'s Iraq policy. "For a long time, the attitude had been, 'This is our policy, this is the way we do things,' " Annan said. "But I think recently we have put on the table the question of 'What should we be doing?'
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February 21, 2001 | From Reuters
Iraq has confirmed that it will attend U.N. talks this month on the decade-old Persian Gulf War sanctions, despite last week's airstrikes near Baghdad by the United States and Britain, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Tuesday. Annan, speaking to reporters, also said the United States assured him that the air attacks were "not an escalation, not a qualitative difference in their activities in Iraq."
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December 12, 2000 | Reuters
Iraq on Monday reportedly applied the brakes on the resumption of oil sales under the United Nations' oil-for-food program by insisting on an illegal surcharge. Baghdad told customers they would have to make a payment--40 cents a barrel above the prices agreed to with the United Nations last week--directly to an Iraqi bank account, industry sources said. Under the U.N. humanitarian program, buyers make payments straight to a U.N. escrow account.
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December 6, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The Security Council approved a six-month extension of the U.N. humanitarian program for Iraq, aiming to get more aid to the country's neediest people and provide its ailing oil industry with up to $530 million in additional funding. Whether Iraq actually gets the money will depend on its willingness to cooperate with the U.N., which is required to monitor how funds are spent. The oil-for-food program allows the sale of oil only if proceeds go for humanitarian supplies or oil equipment.
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July 10, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration on Tuesday denounced as unacceptable and misleading Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's report to the United Nations claiming that his country's nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. In the first detailed U.S. analysis of the 29-page Iraqi report, State Department spokeswoman Margaret Tutwiler said Hussein made "significant omissions and discrepancies" intended to hide the truth about the program, which Washington considers to be an effort to develop a nuclear bomb.
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November 17, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first contingent of 30 evacuated U.N. humanitarian aid workers returned to headquarters in the Iraqi capital Monday night, the first sign that normal operations were resuming here after two weeks of tense standoff between Iraq and the U.N. Security Council. But the real test of whether the crisis has passed comes today, when 84 weapons inspectors from UNSCOM, the U.N.
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December 3, 2000 | From Reuters
About 115 European politicians, clergymen and members of nongovernmental organizations arrived here from Paris on Saturday aboard the latest flight to test United Nations sanctions against Iraq. The official Iraqi News Agency said the plane landed at Baghdad airport in the morning. The trip was in apparent defiance of the United States and Britain, whose governments argue that such flights must first have the U.N. sanctions committee's approval.
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December 1, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tarik Aziz rejected any new dispatch of U.N. weapon inspectors to his country, but he said Baghdad would hold talks with the United Nations. Aziz's comments to reporters in Moscow, at the end of a two-day visit to Russia, followed talks at the U.N. aimed at resuming inspections and lifting sanctions imposed on Baghdad a decade ago. U.N. officials had said they hoped Iraq would agree to let inspectors return to Baghdad.
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