No. 20



Security Council Begins Deliberations On Sanctions And 10th Oil Program

The Security Council will this week begin discussions on the extension of the oil-for-food program for a 10th period and is expected to vote on the question on 3 June when the current program ends. The current deliberations at the UN differ from previous debates in two main respects: firstly the US is preparing to introduce "smart" sanctions; and secondly, the Security Council is grappling...