Iraq sprang forward twice this weekend

Paul Eggert eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Mon Apr 2 02:35:25 UTC 2007

The AP reported today that the Iraqi government issued a statement two
weeks ago saying DST would begin yesterday (March 31) at 00:00 local
time.  At the appointed time the American military obediently shifted
its clocks forward, but state-run TV did not.  Apparently the cabinet
had changed its mind, without notifying the Americans.  State-run TV
later announced that the government had decided to change the time
today at 00:00 local time instead.

No changes are needed to the tz database for this one, since it agrees
with what the Iraqis eventually ended up with.  We were lucky that we
didn't get that statement two weeks ago.

Here's a reference:,1,4607391.story

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