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Iraq Rations Gasoline, Lubricants and Medicine

Iraq will institute rationing of gasoline and lubricants as a result of theUN trade embargo, according to Mr. Isam al-Chalabi, the Iraqi Oil Minister, whowas speaking at a press conference in Baghdad on 19 October. Mr. Chalabi saidthat quotas had been set, coupons would be distributed to all car owners in thenext two days, and rationing would start on 23 October. "The only reasonbehind these measures is to ensure...