(June 17, 2004) OIC countries appealed all states to contribute to the alleviation of the financial burden on Iraq by writing off Iraqi debts as an expression of their support and as a contribution to the reconstruction of the country.
(June 17, 2004) Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged critics to allow a panel investigating allegations of corruption within the UN Oil-for-Food programme for Iraq to reach its conclusions before pronouncing judgement.
(June 16, 2004) With international attention focused on the impending transfer of power in Iraq, the Coalition Provisional Authority is committing billions of dollars to ill-conceived projects just before it dissolves, according to a new briefing.
(June 16, 2004) The former head of Canada’s spy agency will conduct an investigation into allegations of corruption and fraud surrounding the United Nations’ oil-for-food program in Iraq.
(June 15, 2004) The unanimous passage of a new United Nations Security Council resolution on Iraq last week, together with the appointment of an interim Iraqi government on June 1, provides some long overdue clarity about what will happen on June 30.
(June 14, 2004) The International Monetary Fund will not make a recommendation on forgiving Iraq’s debt, IMF Managing Director Rodrigo Rato said today, calling it a decision for Iraq’s creditors.
(June 12, 2004) Oil-for-food program: Co-ordinator says colleagues blamed U.S., Britain for Iraqi suffering.
(June 10, 2004) Eight industrialized nations say debt should be cut, but do not reach any conclusion on how much.
(June 10, 2004) African countries have waited for more than two decades for debt cancellation. Now they are being offered a pittance as a sweetener to persuade other countries to back the U.S. proposal on Iraq debt.
(June 10, 2004) There has been intense speculation that the G8 summit will see a dramatic move on Saddam’s $120bn debt, but the G8 countries have not even put the issue on the official agenda.
(June 9, 2004) The Bush administration will push fellow members of the G8 summit in Georgia to forgive Iraq its $120 billion in external debt, the Financial Times said.
(June 15, 2004) President Bush is eager to hand over Saddam Hussein, but Iraq must have adequate security guarantees in place before it can take custody of him, Iraq’s interim president said.
(June 3, 2004) The leaders of the Group of Eight industrial nations next week will be sure to welcome OPEC’s decision to raise oil output and will discuss reducing Iraq’s debt burden, a European diplomatic source said on Thursday.
(May 31, 2004) Australia would forgive Iraq a $600 million debt for wheat shipments in an extraordinary act of generosity to be announced by the federal government this week, the Sunday Telegraph said.
(May 28, 2004) Chancellor’s ‘no’ to sending NATO troops leaves U.S. government reliant on voluntary alliance.