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Iraq's Oil Export Plan Falls On Deaf Ears At UN

The Baghdad government's call for UN endorsement of a $4bn oil sales plan tofund Iraq's humanitarian requirements - clearly intended to preempt aUS-sponsored resolution envisaging the seizure of frozen Iraqi assets overseasto cover such funding - has evidently fallen on very deaf ears at the SecurityCouncil. Despite Iraq's protestations that it would be prepared to resume oilsales talks with the UN without...