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dbcooper
06-16-2010, 10:07 AM
Iraq and UN Security Council Meeting – June 15th 2010



What to expect, also a June 30th deadline …
Iraq and the UN Security Council for June 2010. (June 15th and June 30th)

- page 4 and 5 http://www.un.org/Docs/sc/Forecast.pdf

Iraq DFI/IAMB and Immunity provisions Resolution 1905(2009) of 21 December 2009 – due June 15th

Decides that the provisions in paragraph 1 of the resolution for the deposit of proceeds into the development fund for Iraq and for the role of the international advisory and monitoring board as well as the provisions of paragraph 22 of resolution 1483 (2003) to the effect that the pretroleum, petroleum products and natural gas originating in Iraq shall be immune until title passes to the initial purchaser, from legal proceedings against them, shall be reviewed at the request of the government of Iraq or no later than June 15, 2010.

The review of the DFI/IAMB arrangements and the immunity provisions is expected to take place no later than June 15, 2010.

High Level Coordinator financing expires June 30th

Security council has decided to to earmark funds from the 2.2 percent part of the escrow acccount intended for administration and operational costs to finance the continuation of the activities of the High level coordinator and his support staff until June 30th.

The financial arrangements for the High level coordinator will expire on June 30th.

Iraq/Kuwait missing persons are to be reported every 4 months on compliance by Iraq with obligations regarding the reprepriations or return of all Kuwaiti and 3rd party nationals on their remains and on the return of all kuwaiti property every 6 months.

Letter from the president of the security council dated 4 february 2010 (S/2010/72) Informs the secretary general that the security council requests a comprehensive report on progress during the period of the present mandate of the high level coordinator by June 30, 2010.

The report ot the secreatary general is expected to be submitted by mid june 2010.

Excerpts from UN Security Report for Iraq June 2010 and what to expect:

___The Secretary-General’s latest report on the activities of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) was released on 14 May. On Iraq/Kuwait issues, the report noted that Iraq had now appointed its first ambassador to Kuwait since 1990. In addition, progress had continued towards implementing a project to increase Iraqi capacity to identify and exhume human remains. The project would be funded by a Kuwaiti grant and administered by UNAMI in support of the high-level coordinator.

___The Secretary-General encouraged Iraq to fulfill its obligations related to Kuwait, which could in turn lead to action in the Council on the removal of other outstanding Chapter 7 measures. The report also noted that the formation of the next Iraqi government was expected to require a considerable amount of time, and that the coming months would be a critical time for Iraq.

**_The key issue before the Council is how much further progress is needed on resolving the question of missing Kuwaiti persons and property, and whether an extension of the mandate of the high-level coordinator’s activities is desirable.

**_A related issue is Iraq’s request that the Council remove measures imposed in resolutions adopted during the regime of Saddam Hussein. This question remains as the backdrop when considering issues such as Kuwaiti missing persons and property. Progress made on the missing persons issue could aid in resolving other Iraq/Kuwait issues such as compensation and the maintenance of the boundary between Iraq and Kuwait. Similarly, the resolution of Iraq/Kuwait issues could potentially facilitate the lifting of other measures imposed on Iraq, such as those related to disarmament.
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Options include:

1. extending the activities of the high-level coordinator for an additional six months or longer;

2. seeking to hasten progress on Iraq/Kuwait issues by adopting a statement substantively addressing the issues and reaffirming the Council’s commitment to resolving outstanding issues between Iraq and Kuwait; and

3. allowing the high-level coordinator’s mandate to expire (an unlikely option).