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February 23, 1998

Meeting of Mr. President with Members of the Iraqi Government regarding the Embargo, Sanctions, and Other Matters

This audio file contains a meeting between Saddam Hussein and Iraqi officials on the topic of the embargo. They first discussed "the devilish British acts" around the world, especially in third world countries and the Arab countries. After the collapse of the British Empire, a new evil rose up and that is the United States. The Iraqi government decided to open all the sites to the UN inspectors who were selected by the UN General Secretary, who was pleased by the cooperation of Iraq for the first time. The reason for cooperation is that they are serious in having the embargo removing and proving to the world that they are innocent form the US and British pretexts. They talked about the countries that stood up beside Iraq at the UN, and the reasons for that are the four million tons of oil they gave to Russia and the two million tons they gave to France. The personnel present for this meeting were Saddam Hussein, Tariq 'Aziz, Dr. Sa'dun Hammadi, the Foreigner Minister, "Izzat Al‐Duri and others.

July 21, 1982

Saddam Meeting with the Cabinet during Iran-Iraq War about Iranian Advances and Security Council Negotiations

This file contains a meeting between Saddam Hussein and the Cabinet Ministers discussing the war between Iran and Iraq: ‐ At the beginning of the speech, a general explains recent information from the war.  The participants discuss the Iraqi military situation, Iranian casualties, and recent Iranian advances on the battlefield.  They also discuss the negotiations made by Security Council and the Nonalignment Nations in order to stop the war.

February 1982

Saddam Being Briefed about the Iran-Iraq War and Discusses Iraqi-Syria Relations and Hafiz Al-Asad

This audio file contains: discussions of the Iran-Iraq War, including Iranian attack preparation and defenses; Iraqi military details and attack plans; prisoners of war; negotiations with Syria and Lybia; Syrian relations with Iran; statements by Hafiz Al-Asad about Iraq.

August 22, 2000

Letter by 'Uday Saddam Hussein supporting the Fedayeen Saddam and a list of weapons and ammunition

Handwritten letter by 'Uday Saddam Hussein regarding support of Fedayeen Saddam. Also contains a list of weapons and ammunition, and other miscellaneous information.

January 31, 1990

Fax regarding meeting between Deputy Crown Prince of Kuwait and Izzat Ibrahim, Revolutionary Command Council Vice President

Fax letter from King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, to the Emir of Kuwait, Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, proposing a meeting between the Deputy Crown Prince of Kuwait and Izzat Ibrahim. Letter dated to 8 days before Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.