Issue No. 23



Iraq's SOMO Weighs Prices And Contracts For Next Phase Of Oil Sales

The Security Council voted unanimously on 4 June to have the provisions of resolution 986 "remain in force" for another 180 days beginning at 0401 GMT on 8 June, thus avoiding any hiatus in the operation of the Iraqi oil-for-food program. The vote followed a report submitted the day before by UN Secretary General Kofi Anan in which he recommended that Iraq be allowed to continue the program in...