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Dear all In part reply to IRAQI's query as to who the 'Iraqi National Alliance' might be here is an article from The Radio Free Europe Iraq Report, http://www.rferl.org/iraq-report/2002/10/35-251002.html >. For another article on the same subject see, in the News mailings, News, 19-25/10/02 (1), 'Al-Rikabi might preside over an Iraqi government; Baghdad negotiate with oppositions abroad', from http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/021024/2002102416.html. The Democratic Accord Group, which is mentioned below, is referred to in another Free Radio Europe article, www.rferl.org/iraq-report/2001/04/12-130401.html (13 April 2001) when they were not invited to a broadly pro-US meeting of the Free Iraqi Council in London. Peter HUSSEYN ASKS OPPOSITION TO RETURN, JOIN GOVERNMENT. Iraqi President Saddam Husseyn extended an invitation to several opposition figures to return to Iraq and join in the formation of a new "national coalition" government, according to a 23 October report in the Jordanian newspaper "Al-Arab al-Yawm." A leftist Iraqi writer and politician, Abd-al-Amir al-Rikabi told the newspaper that Iraqi officials contacted him and a number of other opposition figures before the 15 October referendum in which Iraqis unanimously voted to keep Husseyn in office for another seven years. The interview came amid reports that Iraqi officials Nizar Hamdun and Abd-al-Razzaq al-Hashimi asked al-Rikabi to head a national coalition government. Al-Rikabi told "Al-Arab al-Yawm" that negotiations are under way "within the framework of attempts to reach a coalition formula, which will rebuild the Iraqi nationalist forces' alliance in the face of U.S. threats against Iraq. These negotiations also aim at forming national unity government, the basic function of which will be moving towards democracy in Iraq." Al-Rikabi currently lives in France. "Al-Arab al-Yawm" reported that among those contacted by the Iraqi government were the former leader of the Syrian branch of the Ba'ath Party, Abd-al-Jabbar al-Kubaysi; Baqir Ibrahim, former member of the political bureau of the Iraqi Communist Party; Salah Umar al-Ali, former member of the Regional Command of the Ba'ath Party and head of the opposition Democratic Accord Group; and Awni al-Qalamji, a Nasirite leader. ---------- From: "IRAQI" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 07:40:22 +0000 To: email@example.com Subject: re:[casi] Iraqi opposition delegation in Baghdad..., Dear Hassan, About the "Iraqi National Alliance" you mentioned. I was wondering if you have any further information about it, like when was it founded? and where? an alliance of what? do they have a newspaper? a website? or even a yahoo group? have they held any conferences? Please tell us! ahmed Sent by Mail at easy.com, an easyGroup company. _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk