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hi all see below link and story from annaova, the press association website says that the vote at the UNSC has been delayed til next week also it says that the new resolution proposes UNMOVIC and the IAEA checking goods rather than the 661 committee, no specific mention of the goods review list . Is this a mistake by PA or has the proposal changed richard voices http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_583999.html Ananova : UN Security Council delays Iraq sanctions vote The UN Security Council has delayed a vote on an overhaul of sanctions against Iraq at Russia's request, Western diplomats say. The five veto-wielding permanent council members introduced a new sanctions resolution on Monday. Diplomats had predicted a vote as early as Wednesday but now say the council may not act on the resolution until early next week. Russia told a meeting of experts from the 15 nations on the Security Council that it doesn't want a vote this week, diplomats say. Russia wants President Vladimir Putin to take a final look at the new sanctions package, the diplomats say. The new sanctions are aimed at tightening the 11-year-old military embargo on Saddam Hussein's regime while easing the flow of civilian goods into Iraq. The proposed resolution would approve a six-month extension of the oil-for-food program, which began in 1996 to help Iraq's people cope with sanctions imposed after Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait. The program is an exemption to sanctions, and was originally designed to provide food and basic humanitarian goods but has expanded to cover public services such as education and water supply. Under the proposed new system, all humanitarian contracts ordered by Iraq would be forwarded to the two UN agencies responsible for dismantling Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them. The two agencies - the UN Monitoring and Verification Commission and the International Atomic Energy Agency - would have 10 days to raise any objections to the contracts. Story filed: 03:31 Thursday 9th May 2002 _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk