Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

Excerpts From the Draft Resolution on Iraq

November 07, 2002|From Reuters

Following are excerpts from the revised draft resolution on Iraq presented by the U.S. on Wednesday to the U.N. Security Council.

The Security Council ...

1. Decides that Iraq has been and remains in material breach of its obligations under relevant resolutions, including resolution 687 (1991), in particular through Iraq's failure to cooperate with United Nations inspectors and the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency)

2. Decides ... to afford Iraq, by this resolution, a final opportunity to comply with its disarmament obligations ...

3. Decides that, in order to begin to comply with its disarmament obligations ... the government of Iraq shall provide to UNMOVIC (the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission), the IAEA and the council, not later than 30 days from the date of this resolution, a currently accurate, full and complete declaration of all aspects of its programs to develop chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles and other delivery systems ... as well as all other chemical, biological and nuclear programs, including any which it claims are for purposes not related to weapon production or material;

4. Decides that false statements or omissions in the declarations submitted by Iraq pursuant to this resolution and failure by Iraq at any time to comply with, and cooperate fully in the implementation of, this resolution shall constitute a further material breach of Iraq's obligations and will be reported to the council for assessment;

5. Decides that Iraq shall provide UNMOVIC and IAEA immediate, unimpeded, unconditional and unrestricted access to any and all, including underground, areas, facilities, buildings, equipment, records and means of transport which they wish to inspect, as well as immediate, unimpeded, unrestricted and private access to all officials and other persons .... UNMOVIC and the IAEA may at their discretion conduct interviews inside or outside of Iraq, may facilitate the travel of those interviewed and family members outside of Iraq, and that, at the sole discretion of UNMOVIC and the IAEA, such interviews may occur without the presence of observers from the Iraqi government; and instructs UNMOVIC and requests the IAEA to resume inspections no later than 45 days following adoption of this resolution and to update the council 60 days thereafter ...

7. Decides further that ...

* UNMOVIC and the IAEA shall determine the composition of their inspection teams ...

* UNMOVIC and the IAEA shall have unrestricted rights of entry into and out of Iraq, the right to free, unrestricted and immediate movement to and from inspection sites, and the right to inspect any sites and buildings, including immediate, unimpeded, unconditional and unrestricted access to presidential sites equal to that at other sites ...

* Security of UNMOVIC and IAEA facilities shall be ensured by sufficient U.N. security guards;

* UNMOVIC and the IAEA shall have the right to declare, for the purposes of freezing a site to be inspected, exclusion zones, including surrounding areas and transit corridors, in which Iraq will suspend ground and aerial movement so that nothing is changed in or taken out of a site being inspected ...

8. Decides further that Iraq shall not take or threaten hostile acts directed against any representative or personnel of the United Nations or of any member state taking action to uphold any council resolution;

9. Requests the secretary-general immediately to notify Iraq of this resolution, which is binding on Iraq; demands that Iraq confirm within seven days of that notification its intention to comply fully with this resolution; and demands further that Iraq cooperate immediately, unconditionally and actively ...

11. Directs the executive chairman of UNMOVIC and the director general of the IAEA to report immediately to the council any interference by Iraq with inspection activities, as well as any failure by Iraq to comply with its disarmament obligations ...

12. Decides to convene immediately upon receipt of a report in accordance with paragraphs 4 or 11 above in order to consider the situation and the need for full compliance with all of the relevant Security Council resolutions in order to restore international peace and security;

13. Recalls, in that context, that the council has repeatedly warned Iraq that it will face serious consequences as a result of its continued violations of its obligations;

14. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|