United Nations Security Council Resolution 1051

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1051
Iraqi scud missiles (1989)
Date 27 March 1996
Meeting no. 3,644
Code S/RES/1051 (Document)
Subject The situation between Iraq and Kuwait
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 1051, adopted unanimously on 27 March 1996, after reaffirming resolutions 687 (1991), 707 (1991) and 715 (1991) on the monitoring of Iraq's weapons programme, the Council approved a mechanism for monitoring Iraq's imports and exports of "dual use" items.[1]

The Security Council noted proposals from resolutions 661 (1991), 687 (1991) and 715 (1991) for the United Nations Special Commission and Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to develop a mechanism to monitor Iraqi imports and exports of weapons in a letter received on 7 December 1995.

Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Security Council approved the proposals in the letter subject to the provisions of the current resolution. It was affirmed that the mechanism would not impair the operation of future or existing non-proliferation agreements, and that requests for sales to Iraq made by countries or Iraqi requests to export items should be addressed to the Commission established in Resolution 661.

All countries were asked about arms supplies to Iraq and to submit information to the joint unit of the Commission and the IAEA, and to notify the joint unit of any attempts by companies to circumvent the mechanism, and also cases where Iraq has not followed procedure.[2] Within 45 days, Member States were to be provided with the relevant information from the Special Commission and Director General of the IAEA regarding the implementation of the procedures of the mechanism. The Security Council demanded that Iraq meet all its obligations under the mechanism.[3]

Commencing on 11 April 1996, the Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and the Director General of the IAEA were required to report periodically on progress every six months.

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  1. ^ "UN resolutions on Iraq". BBC News. 9 September 2002. 
  2. ^ Sidhu, Waheguru Pal Singh; Thankur, Ramesh (2006). Arms Control After Iraq: Normative and Operational Challenges. Pearson Education India. p. 93. ISBN 978-81-317-0847-7. 
  3. ^ "UNSCOM: Chronology of main events". United Nations. 

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