February 17, 1995 |
With the help of unscrupulous truck drivers, clandestine tramp steamers and compliant Iranian customs officials, Iraq has succeeded in selling between 80,000 and 100,000 barrels of oil a day, despite a U.N. economic embargo, Clinton Administration officials said Thursday. But they said the sales are a tiny fraction of Iraq's volume of 2.5 million barrels a day before the Gulf War.
January 22, 1993 |
The lawmaker who has spearheaded the congressional investigation of the last Administration's aid to Iraq before the 1991 Persian Gulf War vowed Thursday to continue a full-scale inquiry until all questions are answered. Chairman Henry B. Gonzalez (D-Tex.
December 11, 1992 |
President-elect Bill Clinton said Thursday he is not satisfied that all the facts have come to light on the Justice Department's handling of a controversial Iraqi loan case, and declared that he will ask his attorney general to look into the matter after he takes office.
November 22, 1992 |
Saddam Hussein's most-prized weapon lay concealed on a mountaintop in northern Iraq, where it was not discovered until well after the Persian Gulf War. The 165-foot-long cannon, capable of firing projectiles armed with nuclear devices and lethal chemicals at targets more than 100 miles away, had been tested and was nearly operational. The cannon was one of several "super-guns" that Hussein planned to acquire as part of his ill-fated drive toward military dominance in the Persian Gulf.
November 17, 1992 |
A Justice Department decision to conduct a preliminary inquiry into possible wrongdoing in an Iraqi loan case was characterized as a "calculated process of delay and denial" Monday by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jack Brooks (D-Tex.). The department should have taken the step months ago, Brooks suggested. By delaying, he claimed, Atty. Gen. William P.
November 13, 1992 |
A special Justice Department investigator has taken the first step toward the appointment of an independent counsel to investigate whether Bush Administration officials violated the law in carrying out and possibly covering up U.S. dealings with Iraq before the Persian Gulf War. A Justice Department official confirmed Thursday that retired U.S. District Judge Frederick B.