July 20, 2009 - 07:56:04
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi Financial Control Bureau chief Abdulbasset Torki Said arrived in the Austrian capital Vienna at the head of a delegation of financial experts on Monday to discuss UN Security Council resolution 1859 regarding Iraqi revenues, the Bureau said in a release.
“The delegation will attend meetings of the International Advisory and Monitoring Board for Iraq (IAMB) scheduled to be held on July 21 at the UN headquarters in Vienna,” according to the release received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
“The delegation will also discuss the question of extending IAMB mandate based on UNSC resolution 1859, the final report of the KPMG firm, recommendations by the Iraqi government on the appointment of an auditor for the Development Fund for Iraq (DFI) for the year 2009, oil sales in the Iraqi Kurdistan region and Iraq’s oil service contract tenders among other things,” the release said.
The IAMB is an audit oversight body for the DFI, established pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1483 and holds the proceeds of petroleum export sales from Iraq, as well as remaining balances from the UN Oil-for-Food Program and other frozen Iraqi funds.
Acting under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, the UNSC had adopted resolution 1859 which decided to “review” all resolutions pertaining specifically to Iraq, beginning with resolution 661 of August 6, 1990 which imposed sanctions on the former regime for invading neighboring Kuwait.http://en.aswataliraq.info/?p=116322