United Nations Security Council Resolution 1266

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1266
Galicia deliving humanitarian supplies to Iraq.jpg
Humanitarian delivery to Iraq
Date4 October 1999
Meeting no.4,050
CodeS/RES/1266 (Document)
SubjectThe situation between Iraq and Kuwait
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 1266, adopted unanimously on 4 October 1999, after recalling all previous resolutions on Iraq, including resolutions 986 (1995), 1111 (1997), 1129 (1997), 1143 (1997), 1153 (1998), 1175 (1998), 1210 (1998) and 1242 (1999) concerning the Oil-for-Food Programme, the Council increased the limit on the amount of oil Iraq could export to 3.04 billion United States dollars for the current 180-day period which began on 25 May 1999.[1]

The Security Council was determined to improve the humanitarian situation in Iraq and, acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, increased the limit of oil that Iraq could export beyond the prior authorised limit, which had previously been US$5.26 billion within a 180-day period.[2]

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  1. ^ "Security Council increases ceiling on Iraqi oil exports under 'Oil-for-Food' Programme". United Nations. 4 October 1999.
  2. ^ Anand, Vinod (2000). "Iraq under siege: Human costs of economic warfare". Strategic Analysis. 24 (2): 301–313. doi:10.1080/09700160008455214.

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