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 2000

Aug. 11: The London-based Middle East Economic Digest reported that on I August, the head of the UN "oil-for-food" program, Benon Sevan, had arrived in Baghdad for a 17-day tour of facilities. [8/11 MEED]

Aug. 12: Iraqi sources reported that US and British aircraft had attacked a government warehouse near Samawa, killing two. US officials admitted to the strike, but claimed that the target was an Iraqi command post. [8/13 NYT, 8/25 MEED]

Aug. 17: In Baghdad, the Iraqi government announced that it had reopened Saddam International Airport. [8/18 NYT, FT]

Sept. 22: Without receiving the approval of the United Nations, France allowed a chartered plane carrying doctors, athletes, and writers to fly to Baghdad from Paris. US State Department Spokesman Richard Boucher said the flight was "in blatant violation" of UN sanctions. 19/23 NYT, FT, WP]

Sept. 23: At Saddam International Airport in Baghdad, a Russian airliner landed, carrying the Russian soccer team, musicians, and medical supplies. [9/24 NYT, WP, 9/29 MEED]

Sept. 25: The Iraqi News Agency (INA) reported that during a visit to Baghdad, Indian Deputy Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ajit Kumar Panja had signed a cooperation accord with Iraqi officials, which denounced sanctions and joint US-British aircraft patrols of Iraqi "no-fly" zones. …

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