United Nations Security Council Resolution 1275

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1275
Date19 November 1999
Meeting no.4,070
CodeS/RES/1275 (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 1275, adopted unanimously on 19 November 1999, after recalling resolutions 1242 (1999) and 1266 (1999) concerning the Oil-for-Food Programme, the Council, acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, extended provisions relating to the export of Iraqi petroleum or petroleum products in return for humanitarian aid for two weeks until 4 December 1999.[1]

The Security Council had previously raised the limit on the value of oil that Iraq was allowed to export under the Programme, and the increased limit would be valid until 4 December. Though several members of the Council supported the adoption of Resolution 1275 to ensure the uninterrupted continuation of the Programme, they expressed concern that the Council was unable to reach a consensus on how to approach the Iraq situation.[1] Disagreements amongst the Council continued to affect the adoption of further resolutions on the Oil-for-Food Programme.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Security Council extends Iraq 'Oil-for-Food' Programme until 4 December". United Nations. 19 November 1999.
  2. ^ Niblock, Tim (2002). "Pariah States" & Sanctions in the Middle East: Iraq, Libya, Sudan. Lynne Rienner Publishers. p. 121. ISBN 978-1-58826-107-6.

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