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The discussion in the Security Council from May to July 2001
A new set of proposals for modifying the sanctions regime was launched by the UK, with US backing, in May 2001. A considerable number of texts were circulated at the United Nations Security Council by the UK, France and Russia, and many of these texts have been obtained by CASI.
At present, no agreement has been reached -- the "oil-for-food" system is continuing as before under the terms of Security Council Resolution 1360 (3 July 2001). All sides recognise the unsatisfactory nature of this situation, and discussion is set to continue until an agreement is reached. The provisions of Resolution 1360 will terminate after 150 days, and the Security Council will have to decide how to take forward its approach to Iraq. The positions outlined in the following texts will be of considerable significance in determining the nature of the new regime that is likely to be imposed on Iraq by the end of 2001.
The proposals formally submitted to the Security Council for discussion
These are the proposals that CASI is aware of, together with explanatory statements.
The discussion at the Security Council
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