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    U.S. Assistance to Iraq

    State Department representatives testified before the committee about the situation in Iraq. They spoke about the need to reallocate reconstruction funds in Iraq to address security…

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    Situation in Sudan

    Secretary Powell testified about his recent trip to Africa and his meetings with world and African leaders over the security and humanitarian situation in Sudan. He characterized the…

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    North Korean Nuclear Programs

    Witnesses described recent negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea, negotiations that involved several other nations as well and were held in Beijing, China. They also addressed…

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    United Nations Ambassador Nomination

    Witnesses and committee members spoke about the nomination of former senator John Danforth to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Committee members, many of whom were…

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    Intellectual Property Piracy

    Witnesses testified about issues of intellectual property piracy, including products of high value from authors, artists, inventors, programmers, and others. In his opening statement,…

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    Future of Iraq

    Witnesses testified regarding the future of Iraq. Among the issues addressed were the planned transition to Iraqi sovereignty, creation of a legitimate Iraqi government, security…

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    Future of Iraq

    Officials testified about operations in Iraq, the planned transition of sovereignty to Iraqi authorities, security concerns in the country, reports of prisoner abuse by U.S. forces, and…

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    Iraq Ambassador Nomination

    Ambassador Negroponte testified about his nomination as Ambassador to Iraq following the transition of sovereignty to an Iraqi interim government. Among the topics he addressed were…

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    Transition to Iraqi Sovereignty

    Officials testified about military and diplomatic reconstruction efforts in Iraq and about government preparations for the transition of Iraqi sovereignty to Iraqi authorities on June 30,…

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    Transition to Iraqi Sovereignty

    Witnesses testified regarding the situation in Iraq and the planned June 30 transfer of sovereignty to a new Iraqi government. Among the issues addressed were the character,…

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    Humanitarian Aid to Iraq

    Witnesses testified about Iraq’s “oil-for-food” program administered by the United Nations and measures to provide further humanitarian aid as part of reconstruction…

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    North Korean Weapons Programs

    Witnesses testified about North Korean issues including nuclear weapons programs, economic issues, and human rights. Mr. Kelly talked about the status of nuclear development and…

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    U.S.-Libya Relations

    State Department officials testified about U.S. policy toward Libya. In December 2003 President Bush announced that Libya had committed to open its weapons program to international…

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    State Department Budget Proposal

    Secretary Powell testified about the president’s budget request for the Department of State. Among the issues he addressed were funding levels for winning the war on terrorism,…

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    Atomic Energy Safeguard Agreement

    Witnesses testified about proposals to expand and strengthen the International Atomic Energy Agency’s ability to inspect nuclear power facilities. The proposals were part of an…

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    North Korean Weapons Programs

    Mr. Hecker testified about his recent trip to North Korean nuclear facilities in which he looked at nuclear material processing. He had been part of an informal delegation to talk…

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    Ambassadorial Nominations

    Mr. Oberwetter and Mr. Mulford testified about their qualifications and views on foreign policy. Mr. Oberwetter was nominated to be ambassador to Saudi Arabia and…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iran

    This is only a portion of a longer hearing. The committee met to review the United States policy toward Iran. After opening statements the committee recessed for voting before hearing…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iran

    Mr. Luers reported on the discussions that he had been holding in Europe with Iranians and former officials over the last year and their attitudes as well as some problems that could…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Cuba

    Witnesses testified regarding United States policy toward Cuba. Many condemned the Fidel Castro and the Cuban government for restricting the rights of the Cuban people and harshly…

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