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Taken Questions
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 1, 2001
Question Taken at the June 1, 2001 Daily Press Briefing

Iraq: Oil-for-Food Holds (Taken Question)

Question: Provide examples of some of the material that we will now allow to be shipped to Iraq by lifting our "holds".

Answer: The almost $800 million worth of contracts released on June 1 (in addition to the approximately $400 million worth of holds released since mid-April) contain a wide variety of items across a broad range of sectors.

For instance:

In the water and sanitation sector: pipes; pumps and spare parts; water tankers; valves.

In the oil sector: pumps; drilling machines; welding equipment; land surveying equipment; mobile workshops.

In the electrical sector: steel-reinforced aluminum conductors; mobile wire line units; cable testing vans.

In the agriculture sector: waste heat boiler for fertilizer production; valves; pumps.

In the housing and transportation sectors: trucks; trailers; earth moving equipment; heating and cooling systems; steel plates.

Released on June 1, 2001

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