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The Iraq Oil-For-Food Program

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations

The Iraq Oil-For-Food Program

starving for accountability : hearing before the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, April 21, 2004

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United Nations. -- Oil-for-Food Program -- Corrupt practices,
  • Petroleum industry and trade -- Iraq,
  • Economic sanctions -- Iraq,
  • Humanitarian assistance -- Iraq

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesIraq Oil For Food Program
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 285 p. ;
    Number of Pages285
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14546668M
    ISBN 100160742501
    OCLC/WorldCa58396310

    Iraq: Humanitarian Needs, Impact of Sanctions, and the “Oil for Food” Program Summary Many private and international humanitarian agencies argue that under the U.N. sanctions, Iraqi civilians, and especially children, suffer and die from lack of adequate food and medical supplies despite the “oil for food” program and other international assistance.   PARIS (Reuters) - French oil giant Total was acquitted on Monday of corruption charges related to the U.N. oil-for-food program in Iraq by a Paris criminal court. The logo of French oil company.   Oil-for-Food Corruption Aug. 10, The latest report on the oil-for-food program at the United Nations and a guilty plea by a procurement officer provide the most troubling evidence yet of. Saddam’s goal was to end sanctions then restart WMD program. Saddam’s focus for WMDs was tactical use on Iran & Israel. UN sanctions hurt Saddam militarily and politically. Saddam used Oil For Food program to bank $11 billion. Desert Storm & UN sanctions destroyed Saddam’s missiles. Saddam’s nuclear program decayed after Desert Storm.

      By Gary Vogler, author or Iraq and the Politics of Oil. April 24 marks the 15 th anniversary of my initial entry into Baghdad as the senior oil advisor to retired Lieutenant General Jay Garner, our US government civilian leader in Iraq. It was the beginning of my six plus years in Iraq working on the oil sector and denying the allegation that the Iraq war had an oil agenda.


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Iraq Oil-For-Food Program: Starving for Accountability. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated, © Get this from a library. Iraq: oil-for-food program, illicit trade, and investigations. [Kenneth Katzman; Christopher M Blanchard; Library of Congress.] -- The "oil-for-food" The Iraq Oil-For-Food Program book (OFFP) was the centerpiece of a long-standing U.N.

Security Council effort to alleviate human suffering in Iraq while maintaining key elements of the Gulf war-related. In Oil for Food, Eckart Woertz analyzes the geopolitical implications behind the current investment drive of Arab Gulf countries in food insecure countries like Sudan or Pakistan.

Having lived in Dubai for seven years, and drawing on extensive archival sources and interviews, he gives the inside story of how regional food security concerns have Cited by:   United Nations whistleblower Soussan jauntily recounts his tenure coordinating the Iraq Oil-For-Food program, revealing why bribery and kickbacks were tolerated.

In grimly humorous prose he describes the characters he encountered in his “[An] absorbing memoir.4/5. A resolution () was adopted unanimously by the Security Council on 28 March adjusting the Oil-for-Food Programme and giving the Secretary-General authority to facilitate the delivery and receipt of goods contracted by the Government.

The Executive Director of the Oil-for-Food Programme, Mr. Benon Sevan, updated the Security Council today (19 November) on arrangements for the handover of programme operations and responsibilities to the Coalition Provision Authority (CPA) on Friday.

Under the Oil-for-Food program, the United Nations was supposed to monitor and approve all of Iraq’s oil sales. All profits went into special escrow accounts that the United Nations controlled. There were, indeed, many flaws in the program, and Saddam Hussein did divert oil revenues.

But the story The Iraq Oil-For-Food Program book turn negative for years, until after the world-body objected to the United States' second invasion of Iraq in The Oil-for-Food Program. The sordid truth about the oil-for-food scandal. By Con Coughlin. The real scandal contained in the long-awaited report of the Iraq Survey Group (ISG) that was published last week concerns the.

Iraq - Iraq - The UN embargo and oil-for-food program: The UN-imposed economic embargo on Iraq remained in force during the Persian Gulf War but expired after Iraq withdrew from Kuwait. Arabic/Nat XFA Iraq's vice president has made an unprecedented attack against the United Nations and the Arab League over the "Oil for Food" programme.

Taha Yassien Ramadan accused the U-N of. The Oil-for-Food Programme (OIP), established by the United Nations in (under UN Security Council Resolution ) was established to allow Iraq to sell oil on the world market in exchange for food, medicine, and other humanitarian needs for ordinary Iraqi citizens without allowing Iraq to boost its military : Benon Sevan.

Most disturbing are Iraqi records that suggest Benon Sevan, the executive director of the Oil for Food office, received a voucher for million barrels of oil from Saddam’s manipulation of.

The AWB oil-for-wheat scandal (also known just as the AWB scandal) refers to the payment of kickbacks to the regime of Saddam Hussein in contravention of the United Nations Oil-for-Food Humanitarian Program. AWB Limited is a major grain marketing organisation based in ies: Volker Inquiry (–05), Cole Inquiry.

It is based on a book presumably accurate in its analysis of the situation in and It was shortly after the 9/11 attacks in the USA, pressure was being put on Saddam Hussein, and one UN-backed program was "oil for food" program where Iraq would supply oil and in return would get food and medicines for the suffering population.

A key figure is the former head of the oil-for-food programme, Benon Sevan. In February, an interim report by Mr Volcker's panel into the scandal said he had tried to allocate oil sales from Iraq to one company. Following that report, both Mr Sevan and another official, Joseph Stephanides, were suspended.

Both men deny the charges. “THE biggest financial scandal ever.” That is what one American senator called the shenanigans over the UN 's oil-for-food programme. Designed to soften the impact of UN sanctions on the Iraqi.

More on: International Organizations. This publication is now archived. Introduction. The UN’s investigation into the abuse of the Iraqi oil-for-food program officially ended in October Among other arguments, Iraq is making much of the suffering of the Iraqi people (without mentioning the oil-for-food program).

Its objective seems to. Representative Barton talked about his trip to Iraq this week and his investigation into the United Nations oil-for-food program. He held a news conference on this matter the previous day. The. The head of the Oil-For-Food program, a Cypriot nicknamed “Pasha,” was a manipulative, deliberately obfuscating manager who used mumbling incomprehensibility to confound his opponents.

Cindy, a woman seeking power in this male-dominated UN arena, called men “dickheads” and sexually harassed a Lebanese employee.

Back inthe U.N. created the Oil-for-Food Program to alleviate the Iraqi people’s profound misery and famine caused by the tough economic sanctions imposed on the nation after Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait.

As of May approximately $28 billion worth of equipment and supplies had been used for humanitarian purposes within Iraq through the Oil-for-Food program. Other articles where Oil-for-Food Program is discussed: Kofi Annan: following an investigation into the oil-for-food program, which had allowed Iraq—under UN supervision—to sell a set amount of oil in order to purchase food, medicine, and other necessities.

A report described major corruption within the program and revealed that Annan’s son was part of a Swiss business. This Washington Post opinion piece argues that the UN Oil-for-Food Programme achieved its main goal: to " allow the proceeds from Iraqi oil exports to be used to purchase food and medicine for the Iraqi people, but not weapons or WMD-related technology for the Hussein regime." Despite the UN's shortcomings in overseeing the program, Oil-for-Food "represents one of the most.

The imposition of UN sanctions on Iraq after it invaded Kuwait in caused much hardship for the Iraqi population. To alleviate the suffering, the UN in started the $60bn (£bn) oil. Above, Michael Soussan went to Iraq to help administer the Oil for Food program.

Below, Soussan with U.N. officials in prewar Iraq; he’s in the middle, with Benon Sevan. People run from tear gas at the border fence with Israel in Gaza City on   The UN is guilty of "corrosive corruption", according to a long-awaited investigation published today into the handling of the multimillion-pound Iraq oil-for-food programme.

It was a consequence of the Gulf War that harsh UN sactions were imposed on Iraq for its invasion of Kuwait. The economic sanctions crippled Iraq financially by imposing restrictions on import/export etc.

The UN Security Councils Resolution & 6. Concerned that the sanctions were hurting the people of Iraq, in the Security Council established the Iraq Oil-for-Food Program (OFP). Under strict U.N. control, Iraq would be allowed to export oil and import food and humanitarian supplies.

Over time, the program grew. Resolution of 19 September confirmed that Iraq could sell up to US$ billion in oil to fund an Oil For Food program. InIraq was allowed under the UN Oil-for-Food Programme (under Security Council Resolution ) to export US$ billion of oil every 6 months with which to purchase items needed to sustain the civilian population.

A discussion of the investigations into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program with Mr. Paul Volcker, Mr. Mark Califano (JD'88), and Professor Jeffrey Meyer. ARCHIVED WEBSITE: On Maa US-led coalition of 49 countries invaded Iraq and overthrew the government within three weeks.

The US declared an official end to the war on Dec. 15,although some military personnel and security contractors remain in Iraq as members of the US diplomatic mission. Over 4, US soldiers and hundreds.

In the year after the invasion of Kuwait, Iraq’s oil output fell 85 percent. UN sanctions meant it couldn’t export oil until But under the UN’s so-called oil-for-food program, Saddam. Oil for Food program to address Iraq’s humanitarian situation after sanctions were imposed in More than $67 billion in oil revenue was obtained through the program, with $31 billion in humanitarian assistance delivered to Iraq.

The Defense Authorization Act mandated that GAO review the Oil for Food program. GAO reviewed how the UN. Nearly 13 years after wheat sales to Iraq started under the much maligned United Nations Oil-For-Food Program and 5 years after Australia’s corporate regulator, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) commenced civil penalty proceedings against various former AWB directors and officers, the Supreme Court of Victoria handed.

Just as the Oil-for-Food Program investigations began with investigations into individuals and then moved on to encompass large corporations, so may the efforts of SIGIR and other U.S. authorities. 2, companies named in oil-for-food scandal paid nearly $ billion in illegal kickbacks to the former Iraqi government through the U.N.

oil-for-food program, Iraq used its oil wealth. Toward the end ofwhen Saddam Hussein's skimming from the oil-for-food program for Iraq kicked into high gear, reports spread quickly to the program.Oil-for-Food, run by the UN from todid, in fact, deliver some limited relief to Iraqis.

It also evolved into not only the biggest but the most extravagant, hypocritical, and blatantly perverse relief program ever administered by the UN.

But Oil-for-Food is not simply a saga of one UN program gone wrong.Panel Pushes Probe of Oil-For-Food Program: 12/2/ Whitewash feared in oil-for-food scandal: 11/30/ Don't Shred on Me: The U.N.

must not be allowed to destroy the Volcker investigation's archives: 11/16/ More Oil-For-Food Probes May Be Launched: 11/15/ Decision on Oil-For-Food Official Delayed: 11/14/ UN urged to protect.