Iraq end the "oil for food" program commitments
By Roudao 4 hours ago
Iraqi Foreign Ministry building
Roudao - Erbil
Iraqi Foreign Ministry announced the resolution of the private oil for food and medicine as a major program's belongings out of the country from international sanctions under penalty of the UN Charter Chapter VII.
The UN Security Council imposed sanctions on Iraq after its invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and in 1996 the Security Council approved a program to ease the economic embargo on Iraq called the "oil for food and medicine."
Said Ahmed Gamal Foreign Ministry spokesman in a written statement on Sunday, said that "the Iraqi Foreign Ministry led the six rounds of important negotiations with the General Secretariat of the United Nations and the views of contracting with them in New York and Paris in order to implement one of the requirements of Security Council Resolution 1958 of 2010 and private exit Iraq of Chapter VII after his commitment to end the belongings oil-for-food and medicine program. "
Jamal added that "the Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations, Ambassador Mohammed Ali Hakim headed Iraq's negotiating team, which finally form of consultants and experts from the State General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Justice and Ministry, and efforts culminated in reaching an agreement whereby the resolution of the external financial issues related to the oil file in exchange for food, medicine and restoration of Iraq's estimated $ 145 million US dollars. "
The Iraqi official said that his country "has fulfilled the commitment before the final decision regarding his release from Chapter VII, it was left only has complete compensation with neighboring Kuwait file."
Chapter VII allows the UN Security Council to resort to a series of options ranging from sanctions to military action in the event of one of the States refused to submit to the demands of the Security Council. LINK