US lifts holds on contracts under UN oil-for-food programme for Iraq

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The United Nations Office for the Iraq Programme announced today that the Government of the United States had lifted its holds on contracts totaling $112 million under Iraq's "oil-for-food" programme.
According to the UN office, the US Government lifted holds on 69 contracts and placed holds on seven other contracts worth $7.6 million, lowering the total level of holds to $1.67 billion.

The contracts were mostly for humanitarian projects, but included $15.6 million worth of contracts in the oil sector, for heavy machinery and spare parts.