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  • Resolution 1137 - Nov. 12, 1997
    Approves travel sanctions against senior Iraqi officials.
  • Resolution 1134 & Resolution 1115 - Oct. 23 & June 21, 1997
    Demand that Iraq cooperate fully with the inspections regime.
  • Resolution 986 - April 14, 1995
    Approves sale of Iraqi oil for food and humanitarian relief.
  • Resolution 687 - April 3, 1991
    Formally ends the 1991 Persian Gulf War and authorizes the inspection and elimination of Iraq's suspected weapons of mass destruction.
  • Resolution 661 - Aug. 6, 1990
    Imposes a trade and financial embargo on Iraq and occupied Kuwait. Establishes a special sanctions committee to implement the resolution and calls upon U.N. members to protect the assets of Kuwait around the world.
  • Resolution 660 - Aug. 2, 1990
    Condemns the invasion of Kuwait, demands Iraq's unconditional, immediate withdrawal and calls on both countries to begin negotiations.


  • State Department
    Recent remarks and press releases on Iraq's U.N. compliance.
  • Report: Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction - Feb. 13, 1998
    A government White Paper detailing Iraq's suspected biological, chemical and ballistic and nuclear weapons programs.


  • Military Personnel Statistics
    The U.S. Department of Defense statistics of all active military personnel by region as of June 30, 1998. (Warning: PDF format)
  • DefenseLINK
    The primary WWW gateway for official and semi-official information available online from the Department of Defense.
  • The U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)
    CENTCOM is responsible for U.S. military operations in the Middle East, northern Africa and southwest Asia.


  • Permanent Mission of Iraq to the United Nations
    Speeches by Saddam Hussein, addresses by Iraqi leaders to the United Nations and press releases and statements on Iraqi policy, sponsored by the Iraqi government.
  • Iraqi National Congress
    A dissident group that received U. S. support in the past. After the 1991 Persian Gulf War, the United States spent nearly $100 million on covert aid to Iraqi opposition groups.
  • Iraq Action Coalition
    A grassroots group opposing U.N. sanctions on Iraq.


  • Human Rights Watch
    HRW on the situation in Iraq regarding opposition groups and Kurds.
  • Report on Human Rights in Iraq
    The 1997 State Department report on human rights status in Iraq.


  • Iraq Maps
    Detailed regional, political, topical and tactical maps from the Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • CIA's World Factbook
    Maps and political, cultural, economic and military profiles of countries throughout the world, including Iraq.


  • GulfLINK
    Current news, declassified documents and veterans' services from the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses at the Defense Department.
  • Gulf War Veterans
    An FAQ on Gulf War illnesses and how to get help, maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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