- COALITION AIRCRAFT STRIKE IRAQI ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND - November 30, 1999 -- U.S. Air Force "Fighting Falcons" and U.S. Navy F/A-18 "Hornets" used precision-guided weapons to strike anti-aircraft artillery batteries located near the city of Al Khidr, approximately 160 miles south-southeast of Baghdad and near Al Amarah, approximately 165 miles east-southeast of Baghdad.
- COALITION AIRCRAFT STRIKE IRAQI MILITARY RADAR SITE UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND November 29, 1999 -- U.S. Navy F-14 "Tomcat" used precision guided munitions to strike an Iraqi military radar site approximately 170 miles southeast of Baghdad near the city of An Nasiriyah.
- G-C-C SUMMIT WRAP Voice of America 29 November 1999 -- Gulf Arab leaders say they blame the government of Iraq for the suffering of the Iraqi people.
- Iraqis fire at ONW aircraft UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND (28 Nov 99) -- The Iraqi forces fired anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) at coalition aircraft from sites near Bashiqah, and used target tracking radar from a site north of Mosul. Coalition aircraft responded by dropping ordnance on the integrated air defense system.
- Iraqis fire at ONW aircraft UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND (27 Nov 99) -- The Iraqi forces fired anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) at coalition aircraft from sites near Bashiqah, northeast of Mosul, and from sites near the Saddam Dam, north of Mosul. Coalition aircraft responded by dropping ordnance on the integrated air defense system.
- Iraqis fire at ONW aircraft UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND (25 Nov 99) -- Coalition aircraft responded by dropping ordnance on the integrated air defense system.
- CAN SADDAM BE OVERTHROWN? Voice of America 24 November 1999 -- Earlier this month, President Bill Clinton authorized the use of funds provided by the U.S. Congress to support the Iraqi opposition to Saddam Hussein. What role the various and sometimes fractious opposition groups can play in toppling Saddam Hussein remains to be seen, but few expect the groups to pose any direct military challenge to Saddam's brutal regime.
- IRAQ OIL EXPORTS Voice of America 24 November 1999 -- Mahmoud Zawawi of Voice of America in Amman interviewed Dr. Walid Khadduri, Executive Editor of the Middle East Economic Survey about Iraq's oil exports.
- IRAQ / U-N / OIL EXPORTS Voice of America 24 November 1999 -- A senior official in Iraq has rejected as senseless a recent two-week extension of the U-N oil-for-food program for Iraq.
- Text: Rubin Comments on Amnesty International Report on Repression in Iraq -- 24 November 1999 "Amnesty International's report highlights common Iraqi government practices including torture, ethnic cleansing, arbitrary arrest and detention, extra-judicial executions, and cruel, inhuman, and degrading punishments," said James E. Rubin, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs on November 24.
- U.S. Developments Iraq News, NOVEMBER 24, 1999 -- Before recessing, Congress passed legislation authorizing new funding for the Iraqi opposition. It awaits the president's signature.
- Iraq and Terrorism Iraq News, NOVEMBER 24, 1999 -- EgyptAir flight 990 was the third plane in four years to crash on departing JFK airport. Some put this down to bad luck and the precise reasons for the EgyptAir crash remained unclear at press time. But Iraqi affairs expert Laurie Mylroie, publisher of the electronic newsletter Iraq News and a strong critic of U.S. policy on Iraq, believes Iraq may have had a role in several such recent incidents.
- IRAQ OIL-U-N Voice of America 23 November 1999 -- The President of the United Nations Security Council indicated today (Tuesday) that Iraq will resume oil shipments if the Council extends the "oil-for-food" program for another six months.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1999 -- With respect to the weapons of mass destruction issue, the United States has been working constructively with a number of countries, and we are working closely with the British and the Dutch on their draft resolution that is now getting increasing support of the Security Council, which we hope will reestablish the maximum consensus possible in the Security Council, to send inspectors back to Iraq and to require those inspectors to be able to do their jobs.
- IRAQ OIL / SANCTIONS Voice of America 23 November 1999 -- The government of Iraq has decided to stop exporting oil to underscore its rejection of the recently extended U-N oil-for-food program.
- Iraq Stops Humanitarian Oil Sales By Will Kramer Washington File 22 November 1999 -- Iraq stopped selling oil November 22 and suspended its participation in the United Nations oil-for-food program, despite the Security Council's extension of the program for another two weeks a few days earlier.
- Iraq will not renew accord on UN's oil-for-food programme UN News Service 22 November 1999 -- Iraq has notified the United Nations that it will not sign an extension of the agreement which sets out arrangements for implementing the UN's humanitarian oil-for-food programme, a UN spokesman reported today.
- IRAQ-U-N REACTION Voice of America 22 November 1999 -- A United Nations official says that U-N humanitarian operations in Iraq will continue despite the Iraqi government's decision to suspend oil sales.
- COALITION AIRCRAFT STRIKE SAM SITE UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND -- NOVEMBER 22, 1999 -- U.S. Navy F/A-18 "Hornets" used precision-guided weapons to strike a surface-to-air missile site located near the city of An Najaf, approximately 85 miles south of Baghdad.
- Iraqis fire at ONW aircraft UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND (22 Nov 99) -- Coalition aircraft responded by dropping ordnance on the integrated air defense system.
- Iraqi Cabinet Rejects UK/Dutch UNSC Resolution Iraq News, NOVEMBER 21, 1999 -- Iraqi leadership issued a statement rejecting the proposed UK/Dutch UNSC resolution "as an imperialist plan which aimed to keep sanctions in place for many years to come."
- IRAQ/SANCTIONS Voice of America 21 November 1999 -- Iraqi leaders are rejecting a draft resolution before the U-N Security Council aimed at ending international sanctions in exchange for a resumption of weapons inspections. The Security Council has been
split over the draft resolution.
- U-N-IRAQ OIL Voice of America 19 November 1999 -- The United Nations Security Council today (Friday) extended - for just two weeks - Iraq's right to sell oil to raise money for humanitarian purposes.
- SECURITY COUNCIL EXTENDS IRAQ 'OIL-FOR-FOOD' PROGRAMME UNTIL 4 DECEMBER Press Release SC/6757 -- 19 November 1999 -- Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Security Council this afternoon extended the programme of humanitarian assistance to Iraq known as “oil for food” until 4 December. The programme allows Iraq to sell oil to purchase humanitarian goods for the Iraqi people.
- U.S. Will Continue to Carefully Check Oil-For-Food Contracts, Envoy Says By Judy Aita Washington File 18 November 1999 -- The United States will continue putting holds on Iraq's oil-for-food contracts until it is assured that the material is going to Iraqi civilians and money isn't going into the pockets of Iraqi officials, U.S. Ambassador Peter Burleigh said November 17.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing NOVEMBER 18, 1999 -- IRAQ - US generally blocks around 5 percent of proposed sales under Oil-for-Food program. There are very good reasons for blocking them. Iraq now imports more food and medicine, and exports more oil, than it did before the Gulf War. US continues to meet with other Perm 5 members on the Iraq omnibus resolution.
- COALITION AIRCRAFT STRIKE IRAQI MILITARY RADAR SITE UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND November 18, 1999 -- A US Navy F/A-18 "Hornet" enforcing the Southern No-Fly Zone used precision guided munitions to strike an Iraqi military radar site approximately 245 miles southeast of Baghdad near the city of Al Basrah.
- Humanitarian situation in Iraq has improved under oil-for-food programme, says UN official. UN News 17 November 1999 -- The humanitarian situation in Iraq has improved considerably since the United Nations oil-for-food programme was implemented three years ago, a top UN official told the Security Council today.
- IRAQ-U-N-OIL SALES Voice of America 17 November 1999 -- The United Nations Security Council is expected to decide this week to renew a humanitarian exemption to the embargo on the purchase of oil from Iraq.
- David Hirst, Al Ahram Weekly, Nov 11-17, Inept US Policy Iraq News 17 November 1999 - More importantly, the INC conference was boycotted by large segments of the opposition itself, that fissiparous agglomeration of forces riven by ethnic, confessional, factional and personal conflicts, as well as by the divergent agendas of regional states to which they habitually turn for sponsorship. Major organisations which had been present at the INC's founding conference stayed away. That the US just isn't serious, in fact, is the long-held opinion of
virtually all Saddam's adversaries.
- DoD News Briefing November 16, 1999 -- I don't think the issue of either the Northern no-fly zone or Southern no-fly zone are addressed in the draft as it stands. I'm not so sure that it's so much "reconstitute" as just our visibility -- our knowledge of the current state of play is much less thorough if you don't have an inspections regime in place on the ground in Iraq.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing 16 November 1999 -- Iraq's obligations have not changed. It must fully declare and destroy its weapons of mass destruction and prohibited missile. And we believe - the council believes that this obligation has not been met. What this resolution is designed to do is identify those steps Iraq must take before there could be any temporary suspension of sanctions, such as letting the inspectors back into Iraq, fulfilling the key disarmament tasks required by Resolution 687, and cooperating fully with inspectors for a substantial period of time.
- Iraqis fire at ONW aircraft UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND (14 Nov 99) Coalition aircraft responded by dropping ordinance on the integrated air defense system.
- COALITION AIRCRAFT STRIKE SAM SITE UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND NOVERMBER 13, 1999 - U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18s "Hornets" and U.S. Navy F-14 "Tomcats" struck a SAM site near Al Kut, approximately 95 miles southeast of Baghdad.
- WE ARE SERIOUSLY WORRIED BY REPORTS ABOUT THE CONTINUING US AND BRITISH AIRSTRIKES ON IRAQ IN THE SO-CALLED NO-FLY ZONES MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION NOVERMBER 11, 1999 - We cannot but note that these illegal actions against a sovereign state, which have become systematic since December 1998, have been stubbornly ignored by some circles and mass media in the West.
- New Iraqi Nerve Gas? Iraq News 11 November 1999 - The two Russians call themselves civilian agricultural advisers, but their reported presence at an Iraqi pesticide plant is setting off alarms in intelligence circles that Saddam Hussein is trying to rebuild stocks of chemical weapons
- COALITION AIRCRAFT STRIKE IRAQI MILITARY TARGETS IN THE SOUTH UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND 11 November 1999 -- U.S. Air Force F-16 "Hornets" and U.S. Navy F-14 "Tomcats," and British Royal Air Force GR-1 "Tornado" aircraft struck Iraqi Anti-Aircraft Artillery battery sites near Al Basrah, and As Samawah, and an Iraqi military radar site near Jassan.
- Iraqis fire at ONW aircraft UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND (9 Nov 99) Coalition aircraft responded by dropping ordinance on sites involved in the Iraqi integrated air defense system.
- DoD News Briefing November 09, 1999 -- I think our pilots have come back in recent days and reported that there have been a couple of close calls. But we think that's just dumb luck. We don't think that that represents any kind of change in their capability or tactics.
- FRANCE / IRAQ Daily Press Briefing Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (Paris, November 9, 1999) Iraq's capacity for mass destruction is today essentially dismantled, to the point where this capacity no longer represents a danger for its neighbors.
- Iraqis fire at ONW aircraft UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND (8 Nov 99) Coalition aircraft responded by dropping ordinance on the integrated air defense system.
- EDITORIAL: IRAQI WAR CRIMINALS Voice of America 08 November 1999 -- The U.S. is determined to see this clique of Iraqi criminals stripped of their power, and if possible, brought to justice. They should not benefit from contracts, trade, or initiatives that would bestow any legitimacy on their criminal enterprise in Baghdad.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing 05 November 1999 -- UN humanitarian relief official in Iraq, Mr. Von Sponeck, has not been as forceful and as direct as he should be, in confronting the Iraqi Government, with the fact that enormous quantities of food and medicine remain in warehouses, undistributed. He has issued reports about subjects he knows even less about, which is the effect of civilian casualties throughout Iraq in the no-fly zones.
- COALITION AIRCRAFT STRIKE IRAQI MILITARY TARGETS IN THE SOUTH UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND November 5, 1999 -- U.S. Air Force F-16 "Falcon," U.S. Navy F/A-18 "Hornet" and F-14 "Tomcat," and British Royal Air Force GR-1 "Tornado" aircraft struck Iraqi Anti-Aircraft Artillery battery sites and a military radar site at Tallil, AAA sites near As Samawah, and a military radar site near Al Kut and a radar site near An Nasiriyah.
- EDITORIAL: IRAQI OPPOSITION DESERVES SUPPORT Voice of America 05 November 1999 -- The United States strongly backs the goals of the Iraqi National Congress. While Iraq's political transition must come from within the country, it
is clear that the world must respond to the pleas of the Iraqi people for protection and help.
- INTERVIEW WITH GEN. NAJIB SALHI Iraq News 04 November 1999 - The INC has long maintained that the Mar 95 offensive was successful
and it was basically the Clinton administration's misplaced nervousness that obliged it to break it off. That account has been supported by Warren Marik, then a CIA officer working with the INC in the North. As regards events like those that occurred in March 1995, had they continued and had there been coordinated operations in the South, Saddam
would have collapsed in 15 days.
- "FIRING BLANKS" Iraq Action Coalition 04 November 1999 -- Time Magazine, Nov 8, carried an extensive report on US policy toward
Iraq, or the lack thereof. Most Americans can be forgiven, if they have forgotten-assuming they ever knew-that the U.S. has been at war with Iraq.
- Iraqis fire at ONW aircraft UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND (3 Nov 99) -- Coalition aircraft responded by dropping ordinance on the sites engaging the aircraft.
- IRAQ / EMBARGO Voice of America 03 November 1999 --
Iraq's Foreign Minister is asking for a constructive dialogue between the Security Council and
his country to find a way to end U-N sanctions.
- Conclusion of INC Nat'l Assembly Meeting Iraq News 02 November 1999 - NEW INC LEADERSHIP ELECTED
- Rep. McKinney letter to PM Chretien Iraq Action Coalition 02 November 1999 -- Re: M-223: Motion to Lift Economic Sanctions Against Iraq
- Killing the Messenger Iraq Action Coalition 02 November 1999 -- The US and UK are trying to get rid of UN humanitarian aid coordinator for Iraq, Hans Von Sponeck, because he dares to speak the truth about the
devastating effects of sanctions on the people of Iraq.
- Iraqis fire at ONW aircraft again UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND (1 Nov 99) Coalition aircraft dropped munitions directly on the (AAA) site northeast of the city of Mosul near Ba'ashiqah.
- STATEMENT BY OFFICIAL SPOKESMAN OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION NOVERMBER 1, 1999 - Russian diplomacy sees one of its main tasks in facilitating in every way a speedy political settlement and the lifting of sanctions. Also attracting attention is the fact that the blocking of contracts is directed first of all against Russian companies.
- Text: Ambassador Pickering's Speech on "The Recovery of Iraq" (Presented at the Iraqi National Assembly in New York, Nov. 1) "My message to the Iraqi people today is that the United States hears you, and will actively support you not only until you are free, but also thereafter in rebuilding a new, democratic Iraq," Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, said November 1.
- Text: Ambassador Pickering Letter to the Iraqi National Congress "The United States is eager to support the rebirth of a strong, unified liberation movement and organization to represent and serve the Iraqi people and to cooperate with neighbors and friends around the world," Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, said in a letter to members of the Iraqi National Congress prior to their assembly in New York November 1.
- U.S. Pledges Support for Iraqi Opposition By Judy Aita Washington File 01 November 1999 -- The United States will actively support Iraqi opposition leaders "not only until you are free, but also thereafter in rebuilding a new, democratic Iraq," Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering told a major meeting of Iraqi opposition leaders November 1.
- IRAQI OPPOSITION Voice of America 01 November 1999 -- The United States has pledged support for an increasingly united coalition of groups opposed to Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
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