UN lifts Iraqi sanctions
UN: The UN Security Council put an end on Wednesday to arms and
nuclear energy sanctions imposed on Iraq since the 90s.
The UN body approved three resolutions lifting the measures that
prevented Iraq from acquiring nuclear, chemical, biological weapons and
long-range missiles, as well as developing the use of nuclear energy for
The 15-member Council also declared invalid the still existing
activities of the oil for food program and gave back to Iraq the control
over its oil and natural gas revenues as of June 2011.
The decisions were adopted in a session presided over by US Vice
President Joseph Biden. In his speech, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
said that the Iraqi government is committed to keep the country free
from weapons of mass destruction and sign instruments regarding nuclear
non-proliferation, chemical and biological weapons and nuclear test ban.
NEW YORK, Thursday Prensa Latina