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27 Jan 1997 description

*97012701.NNE

(Former UNSCOM monitor reviews lessons learned) (440)
By Rick Marshall

22 Jan 1997 description

[This is a summary of current media reports. Their accuracy is solely the responsibility of the news sources cited. This is provided only as a service to the UN Secretariat and UN Agencies.]

21 Jan 1997 description
  1. Northern Iraq/Atroush
    In response to questions about the current situation in the camp: we have seen virtually no movement from Atroush since we announced a month ago that we will be phasing out our operations there. We no longer provide assistance
21 Jan 1997 description

[This is a summary of current media reports. Their accuracy is solely the responsibility of the news sources cited. This is provided only as a service to the UN Secretariat and UN Agencies.]

15 Jan 1997 description

[This is a summary of current media reports. Their accuracy is solely the responsibility of the news sources cited. This is provided only as a service to the UN Secretariat and UN Agencies.]

15 Jan 1997 description
report Voice of America

DATE=1/15/97
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-208733
TITLE=IRAQ KURDS (L-ONLY)
BYLINE=AMBERIN ZAMAN
DATELINE=ANKARA
CONTENT=

14 Jan 1997 description

[This is a summary of current media reports. Their accuracy is solely the responsibility of the news sources cited. This is provided only as a service to the UN Secretariat and UN Agencies.]

14 Jan 1997 description

PARIS (Reuter) - France urged Iraq Tuesday to make an extra effort to comply with U.N. Security Council resolutions arising from the Persian Gulf War so that an international economic embargo in force since 1990 could be lifted.

After talks with visiting Iraqi Vice-Prime Minister Tareq Aziz, French Foreign Minister Herve de Charette urged Baghdad to satisfy U.N. inspectors on the removal of its weapons of mass destruction, and make progress on the issue of Kuwaiti and Saudi citizens missing since the 1991 Gulf War.

"I told Mr.

13 Jan 1997 description

By Leon Barkho

BAGHDAD, Jan 13 (Reuter) - A group of men from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) arrived in Baghdad on Monday with 32 tonnes of baby milk and medicine for the sanctions-hit Iraqi people.

They visited Saddam hospital and were seen caressing malnourished Iraqi babies and holding them in their arms.

''Our visit is in harmony with the initiative of UAE President Sheikh Zaid bin Sultan al-Nahayan on the necessity of putting an end to differences in the Arab arena,'' Isa Murad Hassan, one of the group members, told reporters.

The UAE president is …

05 Jan 1997 description

BAGHDAD (Reuter) - Iraq will soon start new excavations at its missile sites to provide evidence that it has destroyed all its long-range missiles banned under the 1991 Gulf War cease-fire terms, a senior U.N. arms official said Sunday.

Goran Wallen, head of Baghdad's Ongoing Monitoring and Verfication Center (OMV), said a team of U.N. missile experts was due in Baghdad Monday to supervise Iraqi digs expected to take place at sites close to Baghdad.

"It is very clear that Iraq has not accounted for a number of missiles.

03 Jan 1997 description

[This is a summary of current media reports. Their accuracy is solely the responsibility of the news sources cited. This is provided only as a service to the UN Secretariat and UN Agencies.]

02 Jan 1997 description

Turkish government forces claim to have killed 72 Kurdish separatists in a major operation in northern Iraq.

Officials in Diyarbakir, the main town in Kurdish-majority southeastern Turkey, say 29 were killed yesterday in the Iraqi Sinath region, after 43 were reported killed earlier this week.

The Anatolia news agency says five-thousand Turkish troops, backed by jets and helicopter gunships crossed into northern Iraq after Kurdish guerrillas attacked a military outpost in Turkey.

Turkey claims its troops demolished three Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq.

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30 Dec 1996 description
report UN Security Council

SC/6308
Presidential Statement Strongly Reaffirms Full Support for United Nations Special Commission's Mandate

The Security Council this morning deplored the Iraqi Government's refusal to allow the removal of approximately 130 missile
engines from the country for analysis by international experts working for the United Nations Special Commission, which was

22 Dec 1996 description

BAGHDAD (Reuter) - A non-governmental U.S. releif agency on Sunday delivered blankets, medical supplies and powder milk to a number of hospitals in Baghdad.

The aid group, from the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S., said it had so far presented sanctions-hit Iraqis with relief supplies worth more than $7 million since it started operating in the country six years ago.

Mel Lehman, the group's information director, said he and another U.S.

21 Dec 1996 description

UNHCR today announced that its assistance programmes for Atroush camp in Northern Iraq, which houses some 14,000 Turkish Kurdish refugees, would be phased out within one month.

17 Dec 1996 description

Northern Iraq
As you may have heard, the situation in Atroush has come to a point where we can no longer carry out humanitarian functions effectively. There are coercive elements in the camp not allowing refugees to freely chose their future, whether or not to return to Turkey.

We will be disbanding the camp in the near future. This does not mean that we are abandoning the refugees, we are working on an alternative way to assist the vulnerable camp population.

17 Dec 1996 description

The World Food Programme Tuesday reiterated its urgent request for assistance for Iraq to help the neediest people until the oil-for-food agreement between Baghdad and the United Nations becomes fully operational.

13 Dec 1996 description

Press statement by Department of State Spokesman Nicholas Burns, Washington, DC, December 4, 1996.

At 3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 4, the United States began the movement from Northern Iraq of
the local employees of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that either are based in the United States, or
funded by the United States Government, or both.

After crossing into Turkey the NGO employees and their family members will be flown to Guam on chartered

12 Dec 1996 description

[This is a summary of current media reports. Their accuracy is solely the responsibility of the news sources cited. This is provided only as a service to the UN Secretariat and UN Agencies.]