Letter dated 13 June 2002 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 1409 (2002).
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), 1382 (2001), 1409 (2002) 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. On
the basis of the information given in the annexes, no items have been identified
which would be prohibited under the provisions of the relevant resolutions of
the Security Council. It has been
concluded, however, that the necessarily general nature of the description of
many items in the annexes to the plan renders it impossible to determine
definitively their status under the relevant resolutions of the Council.
The technical experts of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and
Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
will keep the matter under review and provide further assessment following the
submission of applications, in accordance with the provisions contained in
resolution 1409 (2002), notably the adoption of the Goods Review List
(S/2002/515) and the revised procedures for its implementation.
plan and the letter dated 13 June 2002 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 are attached.
Kofi A. Annan