UN, US hold talks on future Iraq oil revenue control

05/05/2003
The US and the United Nations remain locked in a fierce political struggle last week over who will oversee Iraq's oil revenue until a freely elected government can begin calling the shots.White House officials Apr. 29 refused to divulge the US's bargaining position. A spokesman offered no specific timetable on when the US will formally propose a change to the oil-for-aid program."The timing is a little early still," a White House spokesman told reporters at a regularly scheduled briefing. "The oil-for-food program has been extended to June 3, and so the timing of any action that we would offer a resolution still remains some time into the future. We're talking to allies, we...
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