-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends ff8c072dd79a91c1300f032d674241a8d64367100ffb1f25fa3f9bec4a05319f
Kidzworld Logo

Travel - The Republic of Iraq

Iraq's Crops and Natural Resources

Iraq's most-prized natural resource is its crude oil and natural gas reserves. Other resources found in Iraq include phosphates and sulfur. Crops such as barley, wheat, rice, aubergines, beans, chickpeas, cucumbers, onions, okra, tomatoes, dates, watermelons, sesame, cotton and tobacco can also be found in this middle-eastern country.

Conflicts and UN Sanctions on Iraq

Iraq has been involved in a number of conflicts with other countries in the past few decades. Iraq and Iran were at war for eight years, between 1980-1988, because of a dispute over land. In 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait in an attempt to take over their oil reserves but the United Nations (UN) stepped in and forced Iraq out. This was known as the Gulf War. After the Gulf War, the UN placed sanctions on Iraq. This means that all trade with Iraq was banned among United Nations countries. In 1995, however, a clause was made so that Iraq could export petroleum and petroleum products as long as the majority of money they received went towards humanitarian projects. In order for the sanctions to be lifted, Iraq must destroy all weapons of mass destruction, improve human rights and respect the boundaries, and independence, of Kuwait.

Iraq's Position

Throughout the UN inspections of the past few months, Iraq has maintained that they do not have any weapons of mass destruction. Inspectors have found some missiles which they have requested be destroyed and Iraq has agreed. Saddam Hussein has suggested that he and President Bush have a televised debate about the United States' evidence against Iraq. Reports have been made however, that much of the evidence the United States has supplied against Iraq is actually false. Click here for the Channel 4 story.

Related Stories:
0 Comments

Related Stories

Guatemala is the home of the oldest Mayan ruins, as well as the latest castaways of Survivor. Fin...
If you learned everything you know about Africa from Survivor Africa, you'd better read this. Get...
How much do you know about Iraq? Find out a little more about the history, the geography and what...
Head to the famous cliffs in La Quebrada, Mexico and watch divers jump into what looks like just ...
F1122062712687

Which Country Does Not Border Iraq?

  • Iran.
  • Syria.
  • Turkey.
  • India.

General In The Forums

ThePaleWalker636
Happy Birthday XxRuby PhoenixxX Your presence makes whole my life feel like a remix Of the apathy that it once was before With you, I know that I'll never be bored! So congratulations on this milestone- Have the best b-day that you've ever known!
reply 12 minutes
shadowfire230
Can you link me to the form thingy? I'd love to know what it's about
reply 23 minutes
AwesomeIvysaurGirl34
"XxRuby_PhoenixxX" wrote: *hugs you back* legit one person said happy birthday to me last year so this year is a lot better on here (: *cough* me *cough* Anyways, happy birthday, BFF!!!!!!!!! 
reply about 1 hour
Tennis123
Tennis123 posted in Debating:
I’ve argued with a few that do believe that the earth is flat on here before. It was surprising tbh.
reply about 2 hours
Kirsteeeeen
Like any website, KW is what you make of it. If you put time into it, I'm sure there'll be more activity from others as well. :)
reply about 2 hours