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U.N. resolutions on Iraq

LONDON, England -- The following are the main United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq since 1990:

Resolution 687 (adopted in 1991): Demanded Iraq provide full, final and complete disclosure of all aspects of its programs to develop weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles with a range greater than 150 kilometers.

It also called for all information concerning all holdings of such weapons, their components and production facilities and locations, as well as all other nuclear programs, including any which it claims are for purposes not related to nuclear-weapons-usable material, without further delay.

It created the U.N. Special Commission (UNSCOM) and called on inspection teams to be given "immediate, unconditional and unrestricted" access to any and all areas, facilities, equipment, records and means of transportation which they wish to inspect.

Resolution 1205 (adopted in 1998): Condemned "the decision by Iraq of 31 October 1998 to cease co-operation ... as a flagrant violation of resolution 687 (1991) and other relevant resolutions."

Resolution 1284 (adopted in 1999): Established the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) to replace UNSCOM. It said UNMOVIC would ensure "the verification of compliance by Iraq with its obligations ... (to reinforce a) system of ongoing monitoring and verification."


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