United Nations Security Council Resolution 1490
|UN Security Council
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|Date||3 July 2003|
|Subject||The situation between Iraq and Kuwait|
|15 voted for
None voted against
|Security Council composition|
United Nations Security Council resolution 1490, adopted unanimously on 3 July 2003, after resolutions 687 (1991), 689 (1991), 806 (1993), 833 (1993) and 1483 (2003) on the situation between Iraq and Kuwait, the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Iraq–Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM) monitoring the mutual border for a final period until 6 October 2003.
The Security Council reaffirmed the commitment of all states to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of both Iraq and Kuwait. It recognised that the UNIKOM operation and demilitarised zone established in 1991 between the two states was no longer necessary to protect Kuwait from Iraqi actions.
Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the resolution extended UNIKOM's mandate for a final time and ended the demilitarised zone between the two countries. It instructed the Secretary-General Kofi Annan to negotiate the transfer of UNIKOM's non-removable property and assets that could not be disposed otherwise to Iraq and Kuwait.
- Gulf War
- Invasion of Kuwait
- Kuwait–Iraq barrier
- List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1401 to 1500 (2002–2003)
- Iraq War
- "Security Council continues mandate of UN Iraq-Kuwait observer mission until 6 October". United Nations. 3 July 2003.
- Allain, Jean (2004). International law in the Middle East: closer to power than justice. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 157. ISBN 978-0-7546-2436-3.
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