No. 28



US/UK Smart Sanctions Plan Suffers Major Setback

Attempts by the US and the UK to introduce changes to the Iraqi sanctions suffered a major setback on 3 July when, in a surprise development, the Security Council voted unanimously to rollover the oil-for-food program for five months (for the text of resolution 1360, see below). Russias consistent refusal to accept smart sanctions and its threat to veto any resolution on the issue forced the US and the UK to back...