No 49



Security Council Agrees On 180-Day Oil-For-Food Program Rollover

The UN Security Council on 4 December voted unanimously to extend the Iraq oil-for-food program for 180 days until 4 June 2003. The previous phase of the program ended on 25 November and was extended only for an interim period of nine days to allow more time for discussions after the US demanded a renewal lasting 90 days only. The Bush administration wanted the subsequent rollover approval to be...