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September 21, 1996
THE U.S. ACTED from humanitarian instincts in creating a zone in northern Iraq where Kurds might live unmolested by the government of Saddam Hussein. American aid was given and American lives risked. The State Department tried valiantly to broker an accord between the two rival Kurdish armies, the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Massoud Barzani and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan of Jalal Talabani, but failed.This U.S. trust was betrayed when Mr. Barzani invited the brutal Iraqi dictator to defeat the forces of Mr. Talabani, who had taken aid from Iran, leaving Mr. Barzani supreme in Iraqi Kurdistan.
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July 16, 2003
Iraq's interim government, called the Governing Council, is made up of 25 people responsible for creating a new Iraq. Next week, they plan to begin appointing Cabinet members. Eventually, they will organize a commission to draft a constitution. Yesterday, they said they considered it their duty to convene a court to try high-level officials of the Saddam Hussein government for war crimes. They have the authority to approve a budget for next year. They are trying to fill Iraq's seat at the United Nations.
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NEWS
September 6, 1996
A caption with yesterday's Sun Journal on Page 2A incorrectly identified the leaders of two Kurdish factions. Jalal Talabani of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan was on the left and Massoud Barzani of the Kurdistan Democratic Party was on the right. The Sun regrets the errors. Pub Date: 9/06/96
NEWS
September 21, 1996
THE U.S. ACTED from humanitarian instincts in creating a zone in northern Iraq where Kurds might live unmolested by the government of Saddam Hussein. American aid was given and American lives risked. The State Department tried valiantly to broker an accord between the two rival Kurdish armies, the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Massoud Barzani and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan of Jalal Talabani, but failed.This U.S. trust was betrayed when Mr. Barzani invited the brutal Iraqi dictator to defeat the forces of Mr. Talabani, who had taken aid from Iran, leaving Mr. Barzani supreme in Iraqi Kurdistan.
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By William Safire | May 14, 1993
REMEMBER those gut-wrenching pictures two years ago of Kurdish villagers fleeing the wrath of the defeated Saddam Hussein, tearfully abandoning their homes, children freezing in the snow?The nation's horror at the sight of that first televised exodus drove President George Bush into doing what his advisers warned against: intervening in the complex internal affairs of Iraq, with all its ancient ethnic hatreds and vengeful savagery. U.S. air cover sealed off most of the Kurdish portion of northern Iraq, creating a haven for the targets of genocide.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | September 5, 1996
A caption with yesterday's Sun Journal on Page 2A incorrectly identified the leaders of two Kurdish factions. Jalal Talabani of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan was on the left and Massoud Barzani of the Kurdistan Democratic Party was on the right.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 9/06/96AMMAN, Jordan -- A Kurdish king, born just north of Baghdad, led the holy war that crushed the Crusaders in the 12th century. Today the descendants of the heroic Saladin are locked in a less glorious fight with a too familiar enemy -- themselves.
NEWS
July 16, 2003
Iraq's interim government, called the Governing Council, is made up of 25 people responsible for creating a new Iraq. Next week, they plan to begin appointing Cabinet members. Eventually, they will organize a commission to draft a constitution. Yesterday, they said they considered it their duty to convene a court to try high-level officials of the Saddam Hussein government for war crimes. They have the authority to approve a budget for next year. They are trying to fill Iraq's seat at the United Nations.
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By New York Times News Service | July 26, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration has agreed for the first time to meet with a high-level delegation of Iraqi opposition figures, who are on a mission to Washington to discuss the idea that the United States and its allies should back an opposition government against President Saddam Hussein and arm it for civil war.The administration has strongly opposed supporting such an external challenge to President Hussein and in the past has refused to meet...
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 9, 2004
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A crisis for the new Iraqi government loomed yesterday as Kurdish leaders threatened to withdraw from the Iraqi state unless they receive guarantees against Shiite plans to limit Kurdish self-rule. In a letter sent to President Bush this week, the two main Kurdish leaders, Massoud Barzani and Jalal Talabani, wrote that the Kurds would "refrain from participating in the central government" in Baghdad if any attempt were made by the new Iraqi government to nullify the interim Iraqi constitution that was adopted in March.
NEWS
July 30, 1998
This editorial appeared yesterday in the New York Times: Awash with money from Congress for covertly promoting Iraqi opposition to Saddam Hussein, the Clinton administration is once again dreaming about engineering his ouster.The only problem is that no one in Washington has figured out how to do so. Instead, the administration is preparing to renew its courtship with Massoud Barzani, a Kurdish factional leader who betrayed Washington and other opposition groups by forming a temporary military alliance with Baghdad in 1996.
NEWS
September 6, 1996
A caption with yesterday's Sun Journal on Page 2A incorrectly identified the leaders of two Kurdish factions. Jalal Talabani of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan was on the left and Massoud Barzani of the Kurdistan Democratic Party was on the right. The Sun regrets the errors. Pub Date: 9/06/96
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | September 5, 1996
A caption with yesterday's Sun Journal on Page 2A incorrectly identified the leaders of two Kurdish factions. Jalal Talabani of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan was on the left and Massoud Barzani of the Kurdistan Democratic Party was on the right.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 9/06/96AMMAN, Jordan -- A Kurdish king, born just north of Baghdad, led the holy war that crushed the Crusaders in the 12th century. Today the descendants of the heroic Saladin are locked in a less glorious fight with a too familiar enemy -- themselves.
NEWS
By William Safire | May 14, 1993
REMEMBER those gut-wrenching pictures two years ago of Kurdish villagers fleeing the wrath of the defeated Saddam Hussein, tearfully abandoning their homes, children freezing in the snow?The nation's horror at the sight of that first televised exodus drove President George Bush into doing what his advisers warned against: intervening in the complex internal affairs of Iraq, with all its ancient ethnic hatreds and vengeful savagery. U.S. air cover sealed off most of the Kurdish portion of northern Iraq, creating a haven for the targets of genocide.
NEWS
October 15, 1996
AMERICAN DIPLOMATS should be telling the leaders of Kurdish Iraq that if they fight each other, the United States cannot protect them from external enemies, Saddam Hussein included.The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has been rolling back the conquest made by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in early September. It is not surprising that the pendulum would swing from the Iran-aided PUK to the Iraq-backed KDP and back again. It is ominous but not surprising that KDP chief Massoud Barzani would claim that Jalal Talabani's PUK advance is made with Iranian troops.
NEWS
May 26, 1992
Never has sovereignty been more undermined than has Iraq's in Kurdistan. Kurdish adults turned out massively to vote for a 105-member Iraqi Kurdish National Assembly and for a national leader. In a carefully orchestrated transport movement, American trucks and planes violated Iraqi sovereignty to fly out some 30 tons of records, from three Iraqi intelligence agencies, that were liberated by three Kurdish insurgency movements that overran the police stations last year.Yet none of the above denies Iraqi sovereignty in the northern Tigris and Euphrates valleys.
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