Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz said he would meet United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan Tuesday to discuss the ongoing dispute over weapons inspectors and the growing standoff with the U.S.
Iraq's vice president on Thursday said there was no point in allowing United Nations weapons inspectors to re-enter the country because the U.S. had already decided to oust the government of Saddam Hussein.
President Bush met with Saudi Arabia's ambassador, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, in Texas Tuesday to discuss a possible military incursion into Iraq to oust Saddam Hussein from power.
White House lawyers have told President Bush that he would not need explicit congressional approval to launch an attack on Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
German police ended the occupation of the Iraqi embassy in Berlin Tuesday, nearly five hours after members of a previously unknown dissident group stormed the building and took Iraq's acting ambassador and his staff hostage.
Saddam Hussein responded Thursday to the growing threat of U.S. military action against him warning that anyone who attacks Iraq will "die in disgraceful failure."…
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Monday that he would ask for "clarifications" on last week's invitation from Iraq to start arms talks, saying he expects Baghdad to show some willingness to provide access to a full team of weapons inspectors.
As the U.S. continues to discuss potential efforts to oust the government of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, Iraq's foreign minister invited the lead United Nations weapons inspector to meet in Baghdad to discuss the possibility of resuming inspections.
The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to overhaul sanctions on Iraq, cutting red tape that had slowed the delivery of civilian goods, but maintaining the military embargo on Saddam Hussein's regime.
Iraqi military officials said the country's air defenses shot down an unmanned U.S. reconnaissance plane over southern Iraq.
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