(October 13, 2004) Naomi Kline revealed today that James Baker has serious conflicts as regards Saddam’s debt. Jubilee Iraq has been critical of Baker’s involvement in this issue since his appointment last December. The latest revelations are particularly shocking, but are in harmony with the odious nature of the original loans to Saddam.
(October 13, 2004) The exact amount of the Iraqi debt to Russia has not been established so far, which makes it impossible to adopt any resolutions on writing it off, Sergei Kirpichenko, ambassador at large of the Russian Foreign Ministry, told reporters.
(October 13, 2004) Iraq’s acting deputy leader pleaded with donors Wednesday to fulfill their promises of aid to help rebuild his war-ravaged nation.
(October 11, 2004) The U.S. should cut off all contributions to the United Nations until it cooperates fully in exposing what may well be the biggest criminal enterprise in history: editorial.
(October 10, 2004) The Iraqi foreign debt is the most visible remaining symbol of international complicity with Saddam Hussein’s bloody reign.
(October 8, 2004) Saddam Hussein courted a world of nations, firms, and individuals.
(October 8, 2004) Iraq advocacy group, the Iraqi-Canadian Society, issued letters this week to the leaders of France, Germany, and Russia requesting 100 percent debt cancellation for Iraq.
(October 7, 2004) Saddam Hussein personally directed a worldwide scheme using valuable Iraqi oil to secretly win the support of officials from dozens of countries, according to a bombshell new report yesterday that named names.
(October 7, 2004) The fissures dividing Europe and the United States on how to go about granting debt relief to highly indebted poor countries have widened at the meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank in Washington this week.
(October 7, 2004) Russia has pledged to cooperate with an investigation instigated by a U.S. report charging that Saddam Hussein tried to bribe Russian and French officials and firms to win support for Iraq in the U.N. Security Council.
(October 7, 2004) The cover-up is always worse than the crime, they say. But that doesn’t necessarily hold true when you’re dealing with the crime of the century – in fact, two centuries.
(October 6, 2004) U.S. lawmakers have criticized foreign governments, companies, and the United Nations, accusing them of acquiescing to corruption that diverted billions of dollars from the former U.N. Oil for Food Program to former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
(October 6, 2004) Europe’s wealthy countries just could not decide over the weekend whether they were willing to forgive Iraq’s crippling debt load. They reportedly decided, therefore, on a predictable Third Way approach.
(October 6, 2004) The allies have stepped forward and agreed to reduce and forgive Iraqi debt to the tune of nearly $80 billion by one estimate . . ." – Dick Cheney Vice Presidential debate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
(October 5, 2004) Iraq hopes to reach a debt forgiveness deal with leading creditor nations by the end of the year, and views an offer by France to initially relieve only 50 percent of its debt as just a starting point.