United Nations Security Council Resolution 949

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UN Security Council
Resolution 949
Iraq Kuwait Locator.svg
Iraq (green) and Kuwait (orange)
Date15 October 1994
Meeting no.3,438
CodeS/RES/949 (Document)
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 949, adopted unanimously on 15 October 1994, after recalling previous resolutions including 678 (1990), 686 (1991), 687 (1991), 689 (1991) and 833 (1993) on Iraq, the Council, acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, demanded that Iraq withdraw troops recently deployed to the border with Kuwait or face further measures.[1]

The Council noted past Iraqi threats and use of force against neighbouring countries, and that any such threats or provocative actions constitute a threat to regional peace and security. It was determined to prevent Iraq from resorting to threats and intimidation of nearby countries and the United Nations, and diplomatic efforts were welcomed. The Council underlined that Iraq was responsible for consequences of any failure to implement the current resolution.

It was noted that Iraq had affirmed its readiness to resolve the issue of Kuwait's sovereignty in a positive manner but urged Iraq to respect Kuwait's territorial integrity, sovereignty and borders as required in resolutions 687 and 833. Recent Iraqi military deployments near the Kuwaiti border were condemned, with the resolution demanding that all troops deployed in southern Iraq withdraw immediately. It also demanded that such actions would not happen again and for Iraq to co-operate with the United Nations Special Commission.[2]

The following day after the adoption of Resolution 949, Iraq began withdrawing its forces.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Cordesman, Anthony H. (1999). Iraq and the war of sanctions: conventional threats and weapons of mass destruction. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 204. ISBN 978-0-275-96528-0.
  2. ^ Segell, Glen (2004). Disarming Iraq. Glen Segell Publishers. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-901414-26-4.

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