United Nations Security Council Resolution 707

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UN Security Council
Resolution 707
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Iraqi weapons that were ordered to be destroyed
Date 15 August 1991
Meeting no. 3,004
Code S/RES/707 (Document)
Subject Iraq
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 707, adopted unanimously on 15 August 1991, after recalling Resolution 687 (1991) and hearing representations from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and United Nations Special Commission, the Council, acting under Chapter VII, condemned Iraq for violations and non-compliance of Resolution 687 (1991) and extended powers to the Special Commission and IAEA.[1]

In this regard, the Council made several demands to the Government of Iraq, demanding that it:

(a) provide "full, final and complete disclosure" of all aspects of its programmes to develop weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles with a range of more than 150 kilometres (93 mi), including their components, locations, production facilities and all other nuclear programmes;
(b) allow the IAEA and Special Commission unrestricted access to areas they wish to inspect, including to those they were denied access;
(c) cease attempts to conceal, remove or destroy its nuclear, chemical or biological weapons or ballistic missile programmes;
(d) allow the Special Commission and IAEA to conduct surveillance and inspection flights across the country, also for the purposes of aerial surveying;
(e) halt nuclear activities of any kind, excluding those for agricultural, industrial or medical purposes;
(f) guarantee the safety and immunity of all Special Commission and IAEA representatives, providing transport for them when necessary;
(g) respond to all questions or requests from the IAEA and Special Commission.

Resolution 707 stated that Iraq must comply with the above provisions without delay, and with those in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty with which it was currently violating.[2]

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  1. ^ Wright, Susan (2002). Biological warfare and disarmament: new problems/new perspectives. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 268. ISBN 978-0-7425-2469-9. 
  2. ^ den Dekker, Guido (2001). The law of arms control: international supervision and enforcement. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. p. 367. ISBN 978-90-411-1624-6. 

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