Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 223

Russia yesterday welcomed an agreement between Iraq and the UN that will permit Baghdad to sell $2 billion worth of oil in order to buy food and supplies for the country’s civilian population. In Moscow Russia’s foreign ministry took some credit for conclusion of the long-delayed agreement, and a spokesman reiterated the readiness of Russian organizations and companies to serve as suppliers to Iraq in accordance with the UN decision. (Itar-Tass, The New York Times, November 26)

Azerbaijani Prime Minister Confirmed.