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                      17 July 1995





IRAQ SANCTIONS COMMITTEE ELECTS NEW CHAIRMAN





  The  Security  Council Committee  established  by  resolution  661  (1990)

concerning the  situation between  Iraq and  Kuwait held  its 125th  meeting

today  to  elect  a  new  chairman.    Antonius  Eitel,  the  new  Permanent

Representative  of Germany, was  elected Chairman  of the  Committee for the

remaining part of the year (17 July to 31 December).



  Mr.  Eitel succeeds  Detlev  Graf zu  Rantzau, Germany's  former Permanent

Representative, who  served as Chairman  of the Committee  until the end  of

June.



  The  two  Vice-Chairmen  of  the  Committee  are  the  representatives  of

Botswana and the Czech Republic.









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