Thursday, June 12, 2003
No treaty, no aid: "Enough with the sweet talk. It's back to good old bullying at the White House, which is pressuring Balkan countries to exempt U.S. soldiers from the international human rights tribunal. The Guardian reports, "In an exercise in brute diplomacy which is causing more acute friction with the European Union following the rows over Iraq, the U.S. administration is threatening to cut off tens of millions of dollars in aid to the countries of the Balkans unless they reach bilateral agreements with the US on the ICC by the end of this month.""
In Alternet: War On Iraq
U.S. Military Targets Saddam Loyalists: "U.S. fighter jets bombed a suspected terrorist camp and troops stormed door-to-door through Sunni Muslim towns Thursday, seeking Saddam Hussein loyalists in one of the biggest American military assaults since the war. (AP)"
In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
Allies 'delaying return of Iraqi refugees': "A senior Iranian official has claimed US and Britain are delaying the return of thousands of Iraqi refugees who fled to Iran during Saddam Hussein's reign."
In Ananova: War In Iraq