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Russia Wants Iraqi Oil Sanctions To Be Lifted Next Spring

Russia has publicly served notice that it wants Iraqi oil sanctions to belifted next spring if Baghdad continues to cooperate with UN officials on thelong-term weapons monitoring program. The Russian ambassador to the UN, SergiLavrov, told reporters on 21 December that he thought a six-month test periodwould be sufficient to ascertain that the monitoring system was working wellenough to guarantee...