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Tracking Number:  193845

Title:  "UN Demands Full Iraqi Disclosure of Weapons Programs." UN Security Council resolution demanding that without further delay Iraq provide full, final and complete disclosure of all aspects of its programs to develop weapons of mass destruction. (910815)

Translated Title:  ONU exige Iraq divulgue programas armas.; L`Irak doit fournir un etat complet de ses arsenaux. (910815)
Date:  19910815

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08/15/91 HU.N. DEMANDS FULL IRAQI DISCLOSURE OF WEAPONS PROGRAMS SH(Text: Security Council resolution) (1490)

TUnited Nations -- By a vote of 15 to 0, the U.N. Security Council has approved a resolution demanding that "without further delay" Iraq provide "full, final and complete disclosure" of all aspects of its programs to develop weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles with a range greater than 150 kilometers.

Under terms of the resolution, Iraq is to immediately stop concealing, moving, or destroying any material or equipment related to its nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, or ballistic missile programs.

The resolution also demands that U.N. special commission and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors be given "immediate, unconditional and unrestricted access to...all areas, facilities, equipment, records and means of transportation which they wish to inspect."

Following is the text of the resolution:

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The Security Council,

a. Recalling its resolution 687 (1991), and its other resolutions on this matter,

b. Recalling the letter of 11 April 1991 from the president of the Security Council to the Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations (S/22485) noting that on the basis of Iraq's written agreement (S/22465) to implement fully resolution 687 (1991) the preconditions established in paragraph 33 of that resolution for a cease-fire had been met,

c. Noting with grave concern the letters dated 26 June 1991 (S/22739), 28 June 1991 (S/22743) and 4 July 1991 (S/22761) from the secretary general conveying information obtained from the executive chairman of the Special Commission and the director general of the IAEA which establishes Iraq's failure to comply with its obligations under resolution 687 (1991),

d. Recalling further the statement issued by the president of the Security Council on 28 June 1991 (S/22746) requesting that a high-level mission consisting of the chairman of the Special Commission, the director general of the IAEA, and the undersecretary general for Disarmament Affairs be dispatched to meet with officials at the highest levels of the Government of Iraq at the earliest opportunity to obtain written assurance that Iraq will fully and immediately cooperate in the inspection of the locations identified by the Special Commission and present for immediate inspection any of those items that may have been transported from those locations,

e. Dismayed by the report of the high-level mission to the secretary general (S/22761) on the results of its meetings with the highest levels of the Iraqi government,

f. Gravely concerned by the information provided to the council by the Special Commission and the IAEA on 15 July 1991 (S/22788) and 25 July 1991 (S/22837) regarding the actions of the Government of Iraq in flagrant violation of resolution 687 (1991),

g. Gravely concerned also by the evidence in the letter of 7 July 1991 from the minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq to the secretary general and in subsequent statements and findings that Iraq's notifications of 18 and 28 April were incomplete and that it had concealed activities, which both constituted material breaches of its obligations under resolution 687 (1991),

h. Noting also from the letters dated 26 June 1991 (S/22739), 26 June 1991 (S/22743) and 4 July 1991 (S/22761) from the secretary general that Iraq has not fully complied with all of its undertakings relating to the privileges, immunities and facilities to be accorded to the Special Commission and the IAEA inspection teams mandated under resolution 687 (1991),

i. Affirming that in order for the Special Commission to carry out its mandate under paragraph 9 (b) (i), (ii) and (iii) of resolution 687 (1991) to inspect Iraq's chemical and biological weapons and ballistic missile capabilities and to take possession of them for destruction, removal or rendering harmless, full disclosure on the part of Iraq as required in paragraph 9 (a) of resolution 687 (1991) is essential,

j. Affirming that in order for the IAEA, with the assistance and cooperation of the Special Commission, to determine what nuclear-weapons-usable material or any subsystems or components or any research, development, support or manufacturing facilities related to them need, in accordance with paragraph 13 of resolution 687 (1991), to be destroyed, removed or rendered harmless, Iraq is required to make a declaration of all its nuclear programs including any which it claims are for purposes not related to nuclear-weapons-usable material,

k. Affirming that the aforementioned failures of Iraq to act in strict conformity with its obligations under resolution 687 (1991) constitutes a material breach of its acceptances of the relevant provisions of resolution 687 (1991) which established a cease-fire and provided the conditions essential to the restoration of peace and security in the region,

l. Affirming further that Iraq's failure to comply with its safeguards agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency, concluded pursuant to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons of 1 July 1968, as established by the resolution of the Board of Governors of the IAEA of 18 July 1991 (GOV/2531), constitutes a breach of its international obligations,

m. Determined to ensure full compliance with resolution 687 (1991) and in particular its section C.

n. Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter,

1. Condemns Iraq's serious violation of a number of its obligations under section C of resolution 687 (1991) and of its undertakings to cooperate with the Special Commission and the IAEA, which constitutes a material breach of the relevant provisions of resolution 687 which established a cease-fire and provided the conditions essential to the restoration of peace and security in the region,

2. Further condemns non-compliance by the Government of Iraq with its obligations under its safeguards agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency, as established by the resolution of the Board of Governors of 18 July, which constitutes a violation of its commitments as a party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons of 1 July 1968,

3. Demands that Iraq

(i) provide full, final and complete disclosure, as required by resolution 687 (1991), of all aspects of its programs to develop weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles with a range greater than 150 km, and of all holdings of such weapons, their components and production facilities and locations, as well as all other nuclear programs, including any which it claims are for purposes not related to nuclear-weapons-usable material, without further delay,

(ii) allow the Special Commission, the IAEA and their inspection teams immediate, unconditional and unrestricted access to any and all areas, facilities, equipment, records and means of transportation which they wish to inspect,

(iii) cease immediately any attempt to conceal, or any movement or destruction of any material or equipment relating to its nuclear, chemical or biological weapons or ballistic missile programs, or material or equipment relating to its other nuclear activities without notification to and prior consent of the Special Commission,

(iv) make available immediately to the Special Commission, the IAEA and their inspection teams any items to which they were previously denied access,

(v) allow the Special Commission, the IAEA and their inspection teams to conduct both fixed wing and helicopter flights throughout Iraq for all relevant purposes including inspection, surveillance, aerial surveys, transportation and logistics without interference of any kind and upon such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Special Commission, and to make full use of their own aircraft and such airfields in Iraq as they may determine are most appropriate for the work of the commission,

(vi) halt all nuclear activities of any kind, except for use of isotopes for medical, agricultural or industrial purposes until the Security Council determines that Iraq is in full compliance with this resolution and paragraphs 12 and 13 of resolution 687 (1991), and the IAEA determines that Iraq is in full compliance with its safeguards agreement with that agency,

(vii) ensure the complete implementation of the privileges, immunities and facilities of the representatives of the Special Commission and the IAEA in accordance with its previous undertakings and their complete safety and freedom of movement,

(viii) immediately provide or facilitate the provision of any transportation, medical or logistical support requested by the Special Commission, the IAEA and their inspection teams,

(ix) respond fully, completely and promptly to any questions or requests from the Special Commission, the IAEA and their inspection teams,

4. Determine that Iraq retains no ownership interest in items to be destroyed, removed or rendered harmless pursuant to paragraph 12 of resolution 687 (1991),

5. Requires that the Government of Iraq forthwith comply fully and without delay with all its international obligations, including those set out in the present resolution, in resolution 687 (1991), in the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons of 1 July 1968 and its safeguards agreement with the IAEA,

6. Decides to remain seized of this matter. NNNN


File Identification:  08/15/91, TX-407; 08/15/91, EP-416; 08/15/91, EU-416; 08/15/91, NE-414; 08/16/91, AE-506; 08/16/91, AR-504; 08/16/91, AS-506; 08/16/91, NA-506; 08/19/91, AF-109
Product Name:  Wireless File
Product Code:  WF
Languages:  Spanish; Arabic; French
Keywords:  UNITED NATIONS-SECURITY COUNCIL; IRAQ/Defense & Military; INSPECTIONS; ARMS CONTROL VERIFICATION; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; CHEMICAL & BIOLOGICAL WARFARE; INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY; ARMISTICE
Document Type:  TXT
Thematic Codes:  1NE; 1AC; 1UN
Target Areas:  EA; EU; NE; AF; AR
PDQ Text Link:  193845; 193896; 194048