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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ivanov Notes Progress on Resolution

KIEV -- Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said Monday that there has been progress toward agreement on a UN Security Council resolution on postwar Iraq but differences remain over some aspects of the document that has created new tension between the United States and opponents of the war in Iraq.

"On several provisions of the resolution we have been able to move forward quite seriously, others still have not been coordinated," Ivanov told a news conference in Kiev. He said Security Council members were holding consultations aimed at reaching a mutually acceptable resolution.

The United States is pressing for a vote this week on a resolution that would end the economic sanctions against Iraq, legitimize U.S. and British control of the country and hand UN control of its oil wealth to the allies who toppled Saddam Hussein.

"I think everybody is interested in a resolution that would create opportunities to combine our efforts" in postwar Iraq, Ivanov said. "I think all of us will actively work in this direction in the coming days."