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May 1, 1991

Saddam Hussein and Military Officials Discussing the Condition of the Iraqi Army and Its Possible Enlargement

This audio file from a meeting dated 1 May 1991 between Saddam Hussein and the General Command of the Army regarding the enlargement of the Army, the political changes which affect the Army and its training. Saddam Hussein admired the forming of the Republican Guards groups, soldeirs who participated in Qadissyah Saddam (Iran-Iraq War). In addition, this file includes a discussion regarding the invasion of Kuwait and the low morale of Iraqi soldiers, the American request to cease-fire because of the Iraqi soldiers' brevity, the gradual erosion of Iraqi morale on the front, and the increase of Divisions' numbers within the Army. Major General Sultan discussed the use of high-technology weapons by the American forces in the First Gulf War.


Meeting Between Saddam Hussein and His Cabinet Regarding Iran-Iraq War

This audio file contains a meeting between Saddam and his cabinet regarding the Iran-Iraq War. Saddam discusses the resolutions of the Security Council, the position of various Arab states, the role of chemical weapons and other subjects. The attack on the USS Stark is also discussed.

October 18, 1984

Saddam and Officials Discussing Military Operations and Secret Project During the Iran-Iraq War

This audio file contains a meeting between Saddam Hussein and unknown officials dated 18 Oct 1984. They are discussing military and diplomatic issues pertaining to the Iran-Iraq War


Meeting to Discuss Security Council Resolutions and POW Issues During the Iran-Iraq War

This audio file contains a record of a meeting in which Iraqi officials discussed Security Council resolutions and POW issues pertaining to the Iran-Iraq War. They discussed the Geneva Convention and its implications, translating the text of the resolutions into various languages, and the diplomatic positions of the various members of the Security Council. They also discuss the number of Iraqi POWs held by Iran, and vice-versa.

March 29, 2003

Speech made by Saddam Hussein containing instructions for the Iraqi Army to attack the enemy

Contains correspondence between the Army Staff, Military movements Directorate and leadership of military units regarding a speech by Saddam Hussein.

October 2002

General Military Intelligence Directorate correspondence regarding information that Iraq placed chemicals and biological weapons in the coffins of Iranian POWs

This file contains a memo dated 3 October 2002 from the General Military Intelligence Directorate to Section 35 regarding information from a trusted source who stated that the Iraqi opposition was concealing chemical and biological weapons nisde the coffi

September 1988

Record of Meetings in Prime Minister Takeshita’s Visit to China

Detailed summaries of Japanese Prime Minister Takeshita's conversations with Li Peng, Yang Shangkun, Deng Xiaoping, and Zhao Ziyang. Topics of discussion include Sino-Japanese political, economic, and cultural relations; China's economy and politics in the 1980s; the "history" problem; and the status of Taiwan. The two sides also discussed a range of international issues, including relations with the Soviet Union and the United States; developments on the Korean Peninsula; the Cambodian-Vietnamese conflict; the Iran-Iraq War; and Pakistan.

August 1985

Special Envoy Nakayama’s Visit to Syria (Summary of Remarks and Response)

This summary of Special Envoy Nakayama’s visit to Syria includes discussion of bilateral relations between Japan and Syria, cooperation in economic and technical fields, cultural exchange, peace in the Middle East, and the Iran-Iraq conflict.

July 26, 1985

[Draft] Letter, Shintaro Abe, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, to George P. Shultz, Secretary of State

In a letter to Secretary of State Schultz, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Abe describes his visits with various countries in the Middle East after the ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conference with Dialogue Partners. He discusses the Iran-Iraq conflict, the American hostages held in Lebanon, and the general issue of peace in the Middle East.

July 26, 1985

Message to Secretary Shultz (Draft)

This draft message to Secretary of State Schultz from a Japanese government official summarizes a series of trips to countries in the Middle East and appeals to the United States to assist in obtaining peace in the Middle East.