NO. 16


Security Council Retains Sanctions As Iraq Faces Stiff US Demands

As expected, on 12 January the UN Security Council decided to roll over itsoil and economic sanctions against Iraq during its bimonthly periodic review ofthe subject. The US and the UK have demanded that there should be no easing ofthe sanctions until Iraq demonstrates its peaceful intentions and technicalcompliance with UN resolutions. MEES soundings indicate that the Council willmaintain the...