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RE: Query on Oil For Food

Hi Peter,

Thanks for your e-mail about the gap between contracts approved for shipment
to Iraq, and contracts actually arrived.  We had a brief correspondence on
this list about this last May under the thread name "banned goods".  My
posting at set out what I knew then,
which hasn't changed.  I've looked at some of the other postings in that
thread as my recollection is that some others also addressed this question;
I gave up before finding these, though.

You're absolutely right that the holds don't explain this gap.


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-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of peter kiernan
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 3:04 AM
Subject: Query on Oil For Food

I would like to find out from any-one who can explain the procedure of the
oil for food program. Basically, as of the end of phase X (Dec 2001), only
$17b. worth of contracts have been recieved in Iraq, despite approximately
$30b. having been approved by the UN sanctions committee. This disparity
cannot be explained by the $5b. in held-up contracts, but the difference
between contracts approved and contracts delivered. It could a matter of
bureaucracy, of either the Iraqi govt., the UN, or problems with the
If any-one can shed light on this issue, I really would appreciate it,
Peter Kiernan

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