Tag: Iraq’s Odious Debts

Make Baghdad pay

(November 6, 2003) The New York Times posted an amendment to an opinion editorial published on Nov. 4 by Mark Medish, who wrote Iraq should repay its foreign debts and negotiate "an orderly, market-friendly debt repayment schedule based on financial analysis; and encourage creative solutions, including debt swaps." What the article didn’t disclose at the time of publication was that Mr. Medish, an international lawyer and former Treasury official, represents corporations that are owed money by Iraq.

UN envoy meets with new Iraqi Governing Council, visits Syria and Iran

(July 15, 2003) Visiting more of Iraq’s neighbours in his efforts to help create a stable, democratic and sovereign country, top United Nations envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello arrived in Damascus today for talks with Syrian President Bashir al Assad. Following the talks, scheduled for tomorrow, Mr. Vieira de Mello, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, will then leave for Tehran to meet with Iranian President Mohamed Khatami before returning to Baghdad on Thursday.