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Oil Minister Recommends Rejection of UN Iraqi Oil Sales Plan

Mr. Usama al-Hiti, the Iraqi Oil Minister, has recommended that hisgovernment should reject the UN Security Council plan to allow the sale of$1.6bn of Iraqi crude oil to purchase food and medicine over a six-month period.However, the final decision on the matter will be made by higher politicalauthorities, and the Iraqi official made it clear that there is no timetablefor his government to make the...