No. 27



Iraqi Sanctions: All Options Are Open

The Security Council, having failed so far to arrive at a consensus among the permanent five (P5) on Iraqi sanctions, is expected to continue its deliberations until 3 July, when a new vote is scheduled. MEES soundings indicate that all options are open for the time being, particularly since Russia has announced its opposition to the UK draft resolution on smart sanctions. In fact, last weeks deliberations focused on two...