(May 20, 2003) "We must encourage the world community to address all outstanding debt and reparations claims against Iraq. If not addressed [they] will compromise Iraq’s future and undermine the prospects for democracy." says U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel.
(May 18, 2003) According to German Minister of Finance, Hans Eichel, he and his G-8 colleagues agreed in Deauville, France on Saturday, that they are not going to relieve any of Iraq’s debt.
(May 15, 2003) This is the U.S. State Department’s transcript of an interview U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell gave on Echo Moskvy Radio in Moscow, Russia.
(May 15, 2003) There’s a silver lining to the war in Iraq, it is this: The arms merchants who supplied Saddam Hussein’s military machine will not berepaid. The foreign financiers who financed Saddam Hussein’s undemocratic regime will not be repaid.
(April 17, 2003)Chairman of the Duma’s Committee on the State Debt and Foreign Assets, Vladimir Nikitin, called the American proposals for debt relief "more than bizarre". Iraq’s debt to Russia – some "well verified and grounded" $8 billion – is not negotiable.
(April 11, 2003) Expressing the sense of the U.S. House of Representatives that France, Germany, and Russia can initially best contribute to the reconstruction of Iraq by the forgiveness of outstanding debt…
(March 31, 2003) A recent New Yorker article endorsed Probe International’s position on Iraq’s odious debts, articulated in a National Post opinion piece on Feb. 12, 2003, by Larry Solomon and Probe International’s Pat Adams.
(March 6, 2003) According to the Guardian, confidential files reveal Tory ministers’ roles in the approval of a gas-producing facility in Iraq and plans to hide it from the U.S.
(March 6, 2003) A chemical plant was secretly built by Britain in 1985 behind the backs of the Americans. Ministers in the then Thatcher government secretly gave financial backing to the British company involved, Uhde Ltd, through insurance guarantees.
(February 12, 2003) Russia and France have good reason to oppose a war with Iraq: They stand to lose more from Saddam Hussein’s ouster than any other countries in the world.