No 15

15 April 2002


Iraqi Oil And The May Deadlines

In the aftermath ofIraqs decision to suspend oil exports for 30 days as a protest against theIsraeli assault on Palestinian territory which comes at a time when BaghdadsUN escrow account is short of funds there are now two deadlines in May thatcould determine whether or not Baghdad will resume exports in the near future.

President Saddam Husain announced on 8 April that his country would halt oilexports immediately and for a...