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the temporary suspension of the activities
of the humanitarian programme in Iraq, the Independent Inspection
Agents have been withdrawn from Iraq. In the absence of
Independent Inspection Agents, the arrival in Iraq of supplies under
the Oil-for-Food Programme cannot be authenticated as required by
Security Council resolution 986 (1995).
with consignments of goods approved pursuant to Security Council
resolution 986 (1995), which are in transit to Iraq, should advise
the Office of the Iraq Programme, in writing, through the Permanent
Mission of their respective country of the Comm. Number, description
and quantity of goods in transit, method of shipment and the current
location of the goods. Suppliers should also advise the Office of
the Iraq Programme of any special features concerning the handling
of the aforementioned consignments such as a requirement for
refrigerated storage or the need for delivery to silos in the case
of certain food stuffs delivered in bulk.
On 22 March 2003,
members of the Security Council agreed on the need to take
appropriate measures promptly to deal with the emergency
humanitarian situation prevailing in Iraq. In that connection,
the Security Council is considering proposals for necessary
adjustments to the Oil-for-Food Programme. Information as to
any decisions taken in that regard will be provided as appropriate.
The Office of the Iraq
Programme regrets that it is unable to respond to requests for
information from companies or their representatives. The primary
point of contact for companies is the Permanent Mission of their
respective countries to the United Nations.