No. 04



Resolution 1284 Gets Off To A Bad Start As Annan Warns Of 200,000 B/D Drop In Iraqi Oil Exports In 1H2000

The failure of the Security Council to approve the Secretary-Generals nomination (Ambassador Rolf Ekeus) as the executive director of the new arms inspection agency for Iraq, UNMOVIC, reflects two interesting developments. The first is that France, Russia and China have decided to abandon the passive role they previously played in the Council on Iraq...