ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Saturday announced the end of Iraq’s obligation of the Oil-for-Food program within Chapter VII of the United Nations charter.
The Oil-for-Food Program established by the United Nations in 1995 under the UN Security Council Resolution 986. The program was created in response to UN sanctions on the dictatorial system in Iraq which allowed the country to sell oil in the world market in exchange for food, medicine, and other humanitarian needs for the citizens of Iraq.
“All the measures imposed by the Security Council in resolutions 1958 (2010) and 2335 (2016) pursuant to Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations have been fully implemented by the parties,” according to Resolution 2390 (2017) of the Security Council published on Friday.
Following the adoption, Amy Noel Tachco (United States) applauded Iraq’s complete implementation of measures under the oil-for-food programme, although the country still faced many challenges. She looked forward to close cooperation internationally and bilaterally in support of Iraq as a federal, democratic and prosperous country.
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry quoted the Security Council that the resolution “is an important step in the restoration of Iraq’s natural status and international standing, which confirms the end of Iraq’s obligations under Chapter VII on the oil-for-food program after it was implemented in full.”