Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iraq

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iraq

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See also, Regional Affairs, Turkey 1996

Apr. 16: The French organization, Council of Trade and Industry with Iraq, established a trade center to aid Iraqi purchase of items not prohibited by United Nations (UN) trade sanctions. [4/17 FT]

Apr. 26: The London-based newspaper Sharq al-Awsat reported that former Iraqi irrigation minister Nizar al-Qasir had defected to Jordan. [4/29 FBIS]

May 13: The Amman-based Urdun reported that 40 army officers were executed by the direct order of President Saddam Husayn in late April. [5/24 FBIS]

May 17: Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) sources reported that government security forces had arrested 700 Kurds in Karkuk on 13 May. [5/20 FBIS]

May 20: The United Nations and Iraq reached agreement on a plan for Iraq to sell $1 billion worth of oil every 90 days. More than half of the proceeds of the sale would purchase food and medicine; one third of the proceeds would go to compensate Kuwaitis for Iraq's 1990 invasion; and $150 million would be earmarked for Kurdish areas. [5/21 NYT]

June 9: The United Nations reported that the destruction of the al-Hakam biological weapons plant, under UN supervision, began in mid-May. [6/10 NYT]

June 11: In a suburb of Baghdad, government officials prevented UN weapons inspectors from entering a military site. [6/12 NYT]

June 12: The government refused to allow UN weapons inspectors into three military sites. …

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