Iraq after Saddam Hussein
President Bush on defeating extremists in the Middle East
Speech to the 89th annual national convention of the American Legion in Reno, Nevada, August 28, 2007 (full text).
President Bush likens Iraq to Vietnam
Speech by President Bush to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, August 22, 2007 (full text).
Iraq Study Group Report
Report on US policy in Iraq from a bi-partisan group led by former secretary of state James Baker. 6 December 2006 (PDF)
Draft constitution (2005)
To be submitted to referendum. Full text in English, with link to Arabic version.
Signed 8 March, 2004. Full text in English
Agreement on political process
Document issued on 15 November 2003, setting out the terms for restoration of Iraqi sovereignty by the end of June, 2004.
Special provisions for the Kurdistan region of Iraq
Kurdistan Regional Government, 20 February 2004
Draft of Security Council resolution
Proposed by the United States, 15 October, 2003
Coalition Provisional Authority
Text of decrees and regulations issued by the CPA
Prohibited media activity
Order issued by Paul Bremer on behalf of the Coalition Provisional Authority, 2003
Security Council resolution 1483
On the lifting of sanctions, 22 May 2003
The "Saddam tapes"
Text of messages from the former Iraqi leader
Invasion of Iraq, 2003
Draft resolution (the "war resolution")
Presented by the US, Britain and Spain to the UN Security Council, 7 March 2003, but abandoned.
Report by Hans Blix (3)
Delivered by the executive chairman of Unmovic to the UN Security Council, 7 March 2003
Report by Hans Blix (2)
Delivered by the executive chairman of Unmovic to the UN Security Council, 14 February 2003
Statement by Colin Powell
UN Security Council, 5 February 2003
British dossier on Iraq (3)
"Concealment, deception and intimidation" in relation to weapons inspections.
Issued 3 February 2003. Although allegedly based on "intelligence material", large parts of this document were later found to have been plagiarised from academic sources.
Report by Hans Blix (1)
"An update on inspection"- delivered by the executive chairman of Unmovic to the UN Security Council, 27 January 2003
The transition to democracy in Iraq
Document issued following conference of the Iraqi opposition, 12 December 2002. PDF file.
British dossier on Iraq (2)
"Saddam Hussein: Crimes & Human Rights Abuses". PDF file, issued 2 December 2002.
Iraq accepts Security Council resolution 1441
Letter from foreign minister to UN Secretary-General, 13 November 2002 (full text)
President Bush: speech in Cincinatti, Ohio
Described by the White House as "a comprehensive assessment of the threat Saddam Hussein's regime poses to the security of the United States and the World and our commitment to confront it". 7 October, 2002
British dossier on Iraq (1)
Assessment by the British government on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
Issued 24 September 2002
Naji Sabri: letter to United Nations
Iraq accepts weapons inspections "without conditions". 16 September, 2002
President Bush: speech to UN General Assembly
12 September, 2002 (full text)
Tony Blair on Iraq
Full transcript of press conference by the British prime minister, 4 September, 2002
A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm
A 1996 report for Binyamin Netanyahu's government in Israel which advocated the removal of Saddam Hussein as a first step towards reshaping Israel's "strategic environment". It was produced by Richard Perle, James Colbert, Charles Fairbanks Jr, Douglas Feith, Robert Loewenberg, David Wurmser, and Meyrav Wurmser – several of whom later influenced US policy on war with Iraq. See also: Playing skittles with Saddam (Brian Whitaker, Guardian website, 3 September 2002).
Opposition to Saddam Hussein
As proposed by opposition groups, February 1999
Declaration of the Shia of Iraq - July, 2002
Military Covenant of Honour
Issued by the Military Alliance, 14 July, 2002
Declaration of Confederation
Agreement between the Free Officers' Movement and the Assyrian National Congress, signed on 15 June, 2002
Iraqi National Coalition - statement of principles
Iraqi National Accord - its charter
Turkman People Party - founding statement
Constitution of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region
Kurdistan Democratic Party, 13 October 2002
Kurdish view on the constitutional future of Iraq
by Nouri Talabany, 18 June, 1999
Washington accord between PUK and KDP
Full text. 17 September, 1998
Alliance between PUK and KDP
21 November, 1994
Paris agreement between PUK and KDP
Sanctions and weapons inspections
Security Council Resolutions
Relating to the oil for food programme
Goods Review List
Unofficial version of the list of goods that could not be imported into Iraq without UN permission. PDF file (4,567KB)
Relevant UN resolutions, and inspectors' reports to Security Council (UN website)
Iraq and Kuwait
Security Council Resolutions relating to compensation
Key Security Council resolutions (UN website)
Security Council resolution 348 - 28 May 1974 (PDF only).