Iraq has informed the United Nations that it still has 52 Scud missiles and 30 chemical-weapon warheads, diplomats said Friday.
The Security Council's sanctions committee also met Friday, taking up Iraq's request to be allowed to sell $942.5 million in oil over four months so it can buy food and other emergency supplies for its people.Diplomats said, however, that the committee would delay action on the request until Iraq's cooperation in allowing humanitarian aid to hundreds of thousands of Kurdish and Shiite refugees is assured.
On Thursday, Iraq's U.N. Mission gave the United Nations a document on its remaining weapons. Iraqi Ambassador Abdul Amir al-Anbari said that no biological weapons were included in the list.
In Turkey, allied military commanders called a meeting with Iraqi military leaders to ensure Saddam Hussein's army stays away from troops building refugee camps in northern Iraq.
The U.S. commander, Lt. Gen. John Shalikashvili, and other allied officers were to fly to Zakho, eight miles south of the Turkish border, for a meeting with Iraqi commanders Friday evening.
The allied delegation was to have met with the Iraqis at midday, but the meeting was delayed because of problems the Iraqis had driving to the site. The United States has told Iraqi aircraft not to fly over northern Iraq.
"My overall purpose in meeting the Iraqis is to as much as possible eliminate any possible clashes between coalition forces and Iraqi forces in this area," Shalikashvili told reporters during a stopover at the U.S. supply base near the Turkish border town of Silopi.
The allied delegation included American, British, French, Italian and Canadian officers.
It was not known who from Iraq would attend the first meeting between the U.S. and Iraqi military in the war-torn area, where Iraq has put down a Kurdish rebellion and sent an estimated 2.4 million people fleeing for safety in the mountains along the border with Turkey and Iran.
U.S. military pilots, meanwhile, reported seeing Kurdish refugees moving toward Zakho. Air Force spokesman Philip Crowley said he believed they anticipated a U.S.-managed refugee settlement there.
American troops also were expected in Cukurca - site of one of Turkey's huge refugee camps - to help the relief effort there.
Tons of relief supplies continued to pour into Turkey on British, French and Canadian planes. A Soviet plane landed in Diyarbakir, Turkey, with relief supplies for the hungry, cold and wet Kurds.
In separate developments:
- A U.S. Army medical company was deployed to help with the relief effort, and its personnel will be divided into 12 mobile teams to provide first aid to the Iraqi refugees.
- The commander of the U.N. peacekeeping force that will patrol the buffer zone straddling the Iraq-Kuwait border said he did not know who would take over caring for refugees once U.S. forces leave.
In Baghdad, special U.N. envoy Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan signed an agreement with Iraq creating camps and way stations in the border area to help refugees wishing to return to their homes in Iraq.
In contrast with the U.S. plan, the Baghdad plans calls for U.N. relief officials to work with Iraqi officials to distribute aid to the uprooted.
The Iraqi government said the U.S.-run camps were unnecessary and illegal.