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The World | U.N. ULTIMATUM ON IRAQ

'The need for full compliance'

November 09, 2002|Associated Press

Here are excerpts from the text of the United Nations Security Council resolution on Iraq. The text reads that the Security Council:

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).

Decides that, in order to begin to comply with its disarmament obligations, in addition to submitting the required biannual declarations, the government of Iraq shall provide to UNMOVIC (U.N. 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.

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.

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.

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 with UNMOVIC and the IAEA.

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, including its obligations regarding inspections under this resolution.

Decides to convene immediately upon receipt of a report ... in order to consider the situation and the need for full compliance with all of the relevant council resolutions in order to secure international peace and security.

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

Source: Associated Press

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