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When evaluating U.S./UK policy proposals it may be worth noting that the 661 Committee rejected a notification-only procedure (much later approved in SCR 1284 and now hailed by the U.S./UK) for "certain humanitarian items". This was in 1992. In December 1990 the Scurity Council President recommended such a procedure 1990 and several non-aligned countries later supported it. See below. From: Report of the Security Council Committee Established by Resolution 661 (1990) Concerning the Situation Between Iraq And Kuwait S/1996/700 26 August 1996 http://www.un.org/Docs/sc/committees/IraqKuwait/661Comm%20Annual%20Reports/7 00e.wpf..wpf From: http://www.un.org/Docs/sc/committees/IraqKuwait/IraqReportsEng.htm 43. In view of the statement of the President of the Security Council of 20 December 1990 (S/23305) and a subsequent request by a group of non-aligned countries, suggesting that the Committee permit the supply of certain humanitarian supplies to Iraq under the notification procedure rather than the "no-objection" procedure, the Committee considered the matter at its 66th meeting on 6 March 1992. It reached the understanding that, while there would be no change in the procedure, the following categories of items would generally receive favourable consideration: medical equipment; packaging material for medical supplies and foodstuffs; clothing; supplies for babies and infants; soaps; animal feed and animals and eggs for breeding or hatching purposes; agricultural seeds; supplies and materials for primary and secondary education; spare parts and materials for water treatment and sewage plants; and storage facilities for grain and foodstuffs. Nathaniel Hurd Iraq Sanctions Project (ISP) Associate Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) 162 Montague Street, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA Tel.: 718-237-9145, x 21 Fax: 718-237-9147 Mobile: 917-407-3389 Personal E-Fax: 707-221-7449 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.cesr.org/isp *The contents of this message may contain personal views which are not the views of ISP, unless specifically stated* -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email firstname.lastname@example.org Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://www.casi.org.uk