Letter dated 1 August 2001
from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council
I have the honour to inform you and, through you, the members of the
Security Council, that, pursuant to paragraph 8 (a) (ii) of Security Council
resolution 986 (1995), the Government of Iraq has submitted to me its
distribution plan for the purchase of humanitarian supplies during the new
period specified in paragraph 1 of resolution 1360 (2001).
The Government of Iraq was informed today that I have approved the plan
on the understanding that its implementation would be governed by resolutions
986 (1995), 1281 (1999), 1284 (1999), 1302 (2000), 1330 (2000), 1360 (2001) and
the memorandum of understanding concluded on 20 May 1996 between the United
Nations Secretariat and the Government of Iraq (S/1996/356), without prejudice
to the procedures followed by the Security Council Committee established by
resolution 661 (1990).
A copy of the list of supplies and goods accompanying the distribution
plan will be made available to the Security Council Committee.
The list has been reviewed by experts of the joint unit established by
resolution 1051 (1996), who have concluded that, on the basis of the information
given in the annexes, no items have been identified which would be prohibited
under the plans for ongoing monitoring and verification, or under Security
Council resolution 707 (1991). They
have also concluded that the necessarily general nature of the description of
many items in the annexes to the plan renders it impossible to determine
definitively whether or not an item is notifiable under the provisions of
resolution 1051 (1996).
The distribution plan (see annexes II and III) and the letter dated 31
July 2001 from the Executive Director of the Iraq Programme addressed to the
Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations, conveying my acceptance
of the plan (see annex I), are attached.
(Signed) Kofi A. Annan