Posts Tagged ‘State Department’
6 May 2003
With the weekend announcement of the first two names for an advisory board, US plans for oversight of Iraq’s oil industry appear to be taking shape.
But questions are being asked as to why the rest of the board is taking so long to firm up, and what this might mean for Washington’s ability — or desire — to shape Iraqi oil policy.
Some observers say that the late and limited announcement on the advisory board — it has only two names so far, Philip Carroll as …
29 April 2003
About 300 Iraqis — most of them exiles until the recent fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime — met in Baghdad on Monday under the leadership of US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and began debating the process of setting up an interim Iraqi government.
The Baghdad session is the fourth in a series that started in London in mid-December with a meeting of most political groupings of Iraqi exiles and was followed by another in Iraqi Kurdistan earlier this year. In mid-April, a third meeting was held in Nasiriyah, …
18 December 2002
Iraqi opposition exiles on Tuesday unveiled the results of a three-day confab in London, having agreed to set up a 65-member coordinating committee to follow up on principles and proposals agreed at the conference, and adopted in a main political statement and a document entitled the “transition period project.”
The conference, attended by 350-plus delegates, focused on the roles of different groups and parties in a post-Saddam Iraq, the nature of the regime to be established, and challenges of a transition period between the fall of the …