Iraq

Iraq: Annan would welcome measures to ease impact of sanctions on civilians

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said he would welcome any measures that would ease the impact of sanctions on ordinary Iraqis, stressing that it is up to the Security Council to take action on the matter.

UN panel pays out $760 million for losses from Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait

The United Nations Compensation Commission, which processes and pays compensation for losses resulting from Iraq's 1990 invasion and occupation of Kuwait, disbursed today over $760 million in damages.

Iraq: Security Council committee places more humanitarian contracts on hold

Over the past week, the Security Council committee monitoring the sanctions against Iraq had placed more humanitarian contracts on hold than it released, according to the statistics released today by the United Nations office running the oil-for-food programme.

Iraq: In reversal, Security Council frees more humanitarian contracts than it holds

Reversing a trend, the Security Council committee monitoring the sanctions against Baghdad has released more humanitarian contracts under the oil-for-food programme than it has placed on hold, the office running the effort announced today.

Iraq earns additional €354 million under UN's oil-for-food scheme

Iraq has earned an additional €354 million (euros) under the United Nations oil-for-food programme, which allows Baghdad to export its petroleum and use a portion of the revenues to purchase humanitarian relief.

Iraq earns additional €370 million under UN's oil-for-food programme

Iraq has earned an additional €370 million (euros) under the United Nations oil-for-food programme, according to new statistics released today by the office overseeing the scheme, which allows Baghdad to export its petroleum and use a portion of the profits for humanitarian relief.

Security Council members call on Iraq to cooperate on missing Kuwaitis

Security Council members today expressed concern at the plight of Kuwaiti and third country nationals missing since Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait, and called on Baghdad to cooperate with the United Nations official who is looking into that matter.

IAEA remains ready to resume verification work in Iraq: report

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) remains prepared to resume its inspections in Iraq on short notice in order to verify the status of the country's past clandestine nuclear programme, according to the Agency's latest progress report, which was released today at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

UN's Iraq-Kuwait mission promotes calm and should be maintained - report

Carrying out its tasks "smoothly," the United Nations UN Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM) is contributing to calm along the border and should be maintained, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a report released today.