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Oil-for-food program imposed by UN on Iraq following Kuwait invasion ends

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The Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Saturday announced the end of Iraq's obligation of the Oil-for-Food program within Chapter VII of the United Nations charter, according to kurdistan24 website.

Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, prompting the UN Security Council to place Iraq in Chapter VII of the UN Charter, which includes sanctions and considers the country a threat.

The Oil-for-Food Program established by the United Nations in 1995 under the UN Security Council Resolution 986. The program was created in response to UN sanctions, which allowed the country to sell oil in the world market in exchange for food, medicine, and other humanitarian needs for the citizens of Iraq.

Kuwait has objected the departure of Iraq from Chapter VII for years due to unresolved disputes over borders, missing persons, property and other issues with the country.

The decision to remove Iraq from the Chapter VII on the oil-for-food program came after the “diplomatic successes” of Baghdad, Iraqi Foreign Ministry announced in a statement, reported by the site.