No 5

4 February 2002


Britain ChallengesCross Border Oil Trade to Syria

Britain has challengedIraq cross borderoil trade with Syria, asking Damascus to explain whyit was buying at least 100,000 b/d of Iraqi oil in violation of UN sanctions.The UK mission circulated a document to the sanctions committee on 28 January,being a collection of media reports concerning the operation of the Iraq/Syriapipeline (see full text below), stating that with Syria now a member of the15-nation...