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UPDATE ~ UN will waive immunity, co-operate with criminal probes into Oil-for-Food

[JURIST] Speaking late Thursday afternoon on behalf of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Chef du Cabinet Mark Malloch Brown [UN press release] said that the UN would take immediate disciplinary action against staff named as wrongdoers by the Volcker commission interim report [JURIST report] into the UN Oil for Food Program, and would waive diplomatic immunity as appropriate. Brown also said that the UN would co-operate with any criminal probes launched pursuant to the report, although he indicated that none were as yet underway and it was as yet unclear in what jurisdictions they might proceed.

7:03 PM ET - Read Annan's statement [UN text] as delivered by Brown.

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