United Nations Security Council Resolution 1205

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1205
Date 5 November 1998
Meeting no. 3,939
Code S/RES/1205 (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 1205, adopted unanimously on 5 November 1998, after recalling all resolutions on Iraq, particularly resolutions 1154 (1998) and 1194 (1998) concerning its weapons programme, the Council condemned Iraq's decision to cease co-operation with the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM).[1]

On 31 October 1998 Iraq decided to end co-operation with UNSCOM and continued to place restrictions on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The country was required to meet its obligations under Resolution 687 (1991) and that effective co-operation with UNSCOM and the IAEA is essential in this process. It would then consider measures imposed on Iraq once it had rescinded its latest decision.

Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council condemned Iraq's decision to no longer co-operate with the Special Commission and IAEA and demanded that it immediately withdraw its decision.[2] The country had previously announced it would suspend co-operation with both on 5 August 1998.[3] Until Iraq complied, the duration of restrictions imposed in Resolution 687 would not be reviewed.

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  1. ^ "Security Council condemns Iraq's decision to cease cooperation with UNSCOM". United Nations. 5 November 1998. 
  2. ^ Wet, Erika De (2004). The chapter VII powers of the United Nations Security Council. Hart Publishing. p. 288. ISBN 978-1-84113-422-2. 
  3. ^ Crossette, Barbara (5 November 1998). "U.N., Avoiding Talk of Force, Criticizes Iraq on Arms Team". The New York Times. 

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