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03 Apr 1997 description
report UN Security Council

The following was issued today by the Iraq Sanctions Committee:
On 1 April 1997, the Security Council Committee established by resolution 661 (1990), which is monitoring the sanctions
against Iraq, approved the following additional Points of Understanding relating to the implementation of resolution 986 (1995):

"The Committee is working with the Department for Humanitarian Affairs and relevant agencies to ensure that the process of
considering contracts for export of goods to Iraq, under resolution 986 (1995), is responsive to the most urgent humanitarian

28 Mar 1997 description

Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme

This is an excerpt of the original WFP report which includes: A) Sudan B) Albania C) Iraq D) Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire and Tanzania E) Uganda

24 Mar 1997 description
report Voice of America

DATE=3/24/97
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-211923
TITLE=IRAQ / FOOD ( L-ONLY )
BYLINE=LAURIE KASSMAN
DATELINE=CAIRO
CONTENT=
VOICED AT:

INTRO: IRAQ IS WAITING FOR THE ARRIVAL THIS WEEK OF 13-THOUSAND TONS OF RICE FROM THAILAND, AS FOOD SHIPMENTS BEGIN TO TRICKLE INTO IRAQ IN PREPARATION FOR DISTRIBUTION UNDER THE U-N

17 Mar 1997 description

BAGHDAD, March 17 (Reuter) - More than 170,000 tonnes of wheat are due to arrive in Iraq in late March or early April, Iraqi and U.N. sources said on Monday.

They said the wheat, from Australia and France, was part of an influx of supplies Iraq purchased under an oil-for-food deal with the United Nations.

The deal allowing oil sales by Iraq worth $2 billion in six months is designed to ease the impact of trade sanctions imposed on Iraq for its 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

10 Mar 1997 description

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(According to former State Department official) (600)
By David Pitts

03 Mar 1997 description

(Excerpt)
NORTHERN IRAQ

We have received reports over the weekend that some 1300 Kurdish refugees have left the Atroush camp and settled in Ain Sufni - near the Iraqi government controlled area. UNHCR staff in Dohuk so far have registered 1319 people (340 families) in Ain Sufni. Together with our implementing partners (WFP and 4Rs) we delivered food, water medicine, additional tents and kerosene to assist the refugees.

27 Feb 1997 description

Dr Hiroshi Nakajima, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) accompanied by Dr Hussein Gezairy, Regional Director of the Eastern Mediterranean Office, paid a four-day visit to Iraq to observe the health situation in the country and examine the details of the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution (SCR) 986, which authorizes the sale of oil in return for the provision of food and medicines.

27 Feb 1997 description
report Voice of America

DATE=2/27/97
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-210674
TITLE=U-N / IRAQ (S ONLY)
BYLINE=DOUGLAS ROBERTS
DATELINE=GENEVA
CONTENT=

26 Feb 1997 description
report Voice of America

DATE=2/26/97
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-210614
TITLE=IRAQ / KURDS (L-ONLY)
BYLINE=AMBERIN ZAMAN
DATELINE=ANKARA
CONTENT=

18 Feb 1997 description

Tuesday February 18 11:26 AM EST

BAGHDAD (Reuter) - Iraq Tuesday accused the United Nations sanctions committee of delaying the arrival of medical supplies under an oil-for-food deal signed with the world body.

"Until today (Tuesday) there is only one contract that has been approved by the (U.N.) sanctions committee out of 347 contracts which have arrived there (to the U.N in New York)," Iraqi Health Minister Umeed Madhat Mubarak told Reuters television in Baghdad.

13 Feb 1997 description

BAGHDAD, Feb 13 (Reuter) - An Iraqi official newspaper on Thursday said some United Nations members were delaying food supplies to Iraq under an oil-for-food plan signed with the world body.

Thawra, organ of the ruling Baath party, hinting that the Untied States was behind the delay, blamed the U.N.

04 Feb 1997 description

GENEVA (Mar 4, 1997 09:37 a.m. EST) - Some 1,300 Turkish Kurd refugees have apparently left a troubled camp of 15,000 in northern Iraq and resettled on the edge of the zone controlled by the Iraqi government, a United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday.

The U.N.

31 Jan 1997 description

This is an excerpt of the original report which includes: A) Afghanistan B) Iraq C) Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire and Tanzania D) Uganda E) Sierra Leone.

30 Jan 1997 description

[This is a summary of current media reports. Their accuracy is solely the responsibility of the news sources cited. This is provided only as a service to the UN Secretariat and UN Agencies.]

27 Jan 1997 description

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(Former UNSCOM monitor reviews lessons learned) (440)
By Rick Marshall