770. 4/14/1995

“The [Clinton] administration…favored the passage in April [14] 1995 of what became U.N. Security Council Resolution 986, the ‘oil-for-food’ resolution, which enabled Iraq to sell $1 billion of oil every ninety days, roughly half of which would be available to spend on medicine, food, and basic civilian needs. (The rest of the proceeds would pay for the U.N. inspections effort, relief efforts in the Kurdish-dominated north, and war reparations.)”

 – Richard N. Haass, War of Necessity, War of Choice, Page 160

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