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Full text of Bremer Iraq 'budget' announcement: US Department of State website: http://tinyurl.com/g8nt ----- Original Message ----- From: "ppg" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Monday, July 07, 2003 2:25 PM Subject: Bremer: Iraqi "budget'"revealed > Reuters UPDATE 2-U.S.civilian authority announces new Iraq banknotes > http://tinyurl.com/g8mh > > > [...] "..Bremer also approved a budget for the second half of 2003 of nine > trillion dinars with over half its revenues from oil sales. > > The budget, based on the Saddam dinar, allocates 440 billion dinars for > electricity, which has become a sore spot for most Iraqis enduring frequent > power cuts during soaring summer temperatures. > > Billions more dinars will be spent on security, public health, > telecommunications and water and sewage, Bremer said. > > The senior CPA official said the cash budget assumed oil revenues of $3.5 > billion. The budget will be revised if Iraq is unable to achieve that level > of oil exports, the CPA official said." > > also today, > > (AFX-Focus) 2003-07-02 12:59 GMT: UK's Straw meets US' Bremer in Baghdad > during surprise trip - > > BAGHDAD (AFX) - The UK's foreign secretary Jack Straw has arrived on a > surprise visit to Baghdad and is attending a meeting with US overseer Paul > Bremer, a coalition official said. > > Straw flew into Baghdad from the southern city of Basra, where he met > British coalition troops controlling the region, said British press officer > Emily Hands. > > Hands confirmed he is currently holding talks with Bremer, but has declined > to disclose the venue for the meeting. > > This is Straw's first visit to Iraq since the ouster of Saddam Hussein's > regime by the US-UK coalition on April 9. > > > > > > _______________________________________________ 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