News


Tracking Number:  236206

Title:  "Iraq Warned of Consequences of Continued Noncompliance." Statement by Edward Perkins, US Permanent Representative to the UN, to the UN Security Council. (920722)

Translated Title:  Advierten a Irak consecuencias continuar incumplimiento.; Les Etats-Unis mettent en garde l Irak. (920722)
Date:  19920722

Text:
IRAQ WARNED OF CONSEQUENCES OF CONTINUED NONCOMPLIANCE

(Text: Perkins statement) (350) United Nations -- "Iraq's continued failure to comply with U.N. resolutions will result in serious consequences," says Edward Perkins, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations.

Perkins said in a statement issued July 22 that the United States is "outraged by the Iraqi behavior" that has forced a United Nations inspection team in Baghdad to return to its hotel out of concern for its safety.

Following is the text of Perkins' statement: (begin text) We are outraged by the Iraqi behavior reported by Chairman Ekeus that has forced the U.N. inspection team back to its hotel in Baghdad out of concern for its safety.

We reject Iraq's claim that it is unable to prevent the crowds in Baghdad from harming U.N. personnel. We view the demonstrations as deliberate actions by the Iraqi government. We hold Iraq directly responsible for assuring the safety and security of UNSCOM inspectors.

We firmly support Chairman Ekeus' continued clear determination that the team gain access to the Ministry building -- and to any other buildings necessary -- as part of his important mission to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction.

U.N. Resolutions 687 and 707 are unambiguous on this point: The team must have immediate and unimpeded access to this building and any site it chooses. We expect Iraq to comply.

We strongly support the Security Council president's demarche to the Iraqi representative in New York yesterday that:

-- Found unacceptable the Iraqi proposal for a "neutral" inspection team; -- Reiterated the Security Council's demand that Iraq allow the U.N. inspectors access;

-- Reaffirmed Iraq's responsibility for the safety of the inspectors and its obligation to protect them.

The Security Council has made clear that Iraq's continued refusal to allow access is a material and unacceptable breach of the cease-fire resolution which established the conditions of the cease-fire that ended hostilities in the Persian Gulf War.

Iraq's continued failure to comply with U.N. resolutions will result in serious consequences.

(end text) NNNN


File Identification:  07/22/92, TX-303; 07/22/92, EP-326; 07/22/92, EU-308; 07/22/92, NE-310; 07/23/92, AE-405; 07/23/92, AR-405; 07/23/92, AS-403; 07/24/92, AF-504; 11/02/92, PGN000
Product Name:  Wireless File; Policy Note, Iraqi Noncompliance with UN Resolutions
Product Code:  WF; PN
Languages:  Spanish; French
Keywords:  PERKINS, EDWARD/Speaker; UNITED NATIONS-SPECIAL COMMISSION ON IRAQ; ARMISTICE; INSPECTIONS/Policy; ARMS CONTROL VERIFICATION; UNITED NATIONS-US RELATIONS/Policy; IRAQ-US RELATIONS/Policy; EKEUS, ROLF; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; IRAQ/Def
Document Type:  TXT
Thematic Codes:  1NE; 1UN; 1AC
Target Areas:  EA; EU; NE; AF; AR
PDQ Text Link:  236206; 236229; 236438
USIA Notes:  *92072203.TXT