this week at state: october 19, 2018

At the request of President Trump, Secretary Pompeo traveled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 15-16 to underscore, in meetings with Saudi government leaders, the need for prompt and open investigation into the disappearance of Washington Post Jamal Khashoggi. . ..

panetta on first iraq trip

BAGHDAD -- New Pentagon Leon Panetta made his first visit to Iraq including rash of attacks on U.S troops and continued indecision about whether United States will withdraw its forces by the end of the year.. ..

‘kurdish independence plan weakens iraq’

Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani shakes hands with secretary of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Kosrat Rasul Ali, Tehran on July 17, 2017 Iranian official has warned that plan by Iraq's Kurdistan region to hold referendum will weaken Arab country.. ..

u.s. has tough plans for iraq

LONDON - The Bush administration has drafted stringent plan for inspections that provides for immediate access to all sites Iraq, including Saddam Hussein's presidential compounds and palaces, and authorizes the use of military force if Baghdad interferes, according to European and U.S officials.. ..

cheney argues for war on iraq

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney delivered Bush administration's most comprehensive case for war against Iraq yesterday, warning that the world faces danger if it stands by while Saddam Hussein develops nuclear weapons... ..

OPEC is working on a very long-term deal to try to extend its alliance with other oil producers, at energy conference Baghdad, Iraq on Wednesday... ..

rumsfeld: more iraq help needed

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, arriving on unannounced visit Thursday, said the number of U.S troops Iraq would not be increased except more international forces are needed to help quell rising in the country... ..

iraq spurns palace inspections

WASHINGTON -- In bid to pre-empt United States and further divide United Nations, Iraq reversed course Saturday and would not abide by any new U.N resolution allowing weapons inspectors access to key presidential compounds.. ..


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