NO. 7


UN Embargo

40 Ships Checked Daily in Gulf and Red Sea

According to information released by US military authorities, an average of40 ships are checked daily in the Gulf and the Red Sea in order to enforce theUN trade embargo against Iraq. The multinational force of 150 vessels had, as of13 November, intercepted and checked 3,630 ships with 417 vessels having beenboarded for a closer inspection of their cargo and 16 ships having beendiverted. Despite the fact that...