Gulf War/UNSC Resolutions
2 August 1990. Condemned the attack
6 August 1990. Supports the right of Kuwait to self defense under UN Charter Chapter VII, Article 51.
9 August 1990. Rejects Iraqi claim to have annexed Kuwait.
18 August 1990. Demands that Iraq allow third party nationals to depart Kuwait.
25 August 1990. Sets up maritime blockade of Kuwait.
13 September 1990. Stresses Iraq's humanitarian obligations to Kuwait, such as food supply.
16 September 1990. Condemns Iraqi aggression toward diplomatic facilities in Kuwait.
24 September 1990. Procedural; sets up committee to hear Resolution 661 grievancs.
25 September 1990. Embargoes air transport to Iraq and Kuwait.
29 October 1990. Calls for maximum diplomatic and political pressure on Iraq.
28 November 1990. Mandats a population register for Kuwait, to be maintained by the Secretary-General.
29 November 1990. Authorizes member states to use all measures to compel Iraqi compliance
3 March 1991. Reaffirms earlier resolutions and demands Iraq cease all provocative acts, including aircraft and missile flights. Demands WMD disclosure.
3 April 1991. A complex, nine-part resolution set terms for a permanent cease-fire. Among other things, Iraq was called on to accept a 1963 border agreement with Kuwait, to agree to compensate Kuwait for damages it had caused during the occupation and to destroy weapons of mass destruction. A UN observer unit was to monitor a demilitarized zone along a boundary between Iraq and Kuwait.
Mr. Hussein called the text "unjust", alleged it comprised "iniquitous and vengeful measures", and constituted "an unprecedented assault" on the sovereignty and rights of his country.
The UN, he claimed, was applying a "double standard" to Iraq, in the form of "criteria of duality" in international relations. Nevertheless, he stated at the conclusion of his missive (S/22456) that Iraq "has no choice but to accept this resolution".
- Five days later on 11 April, Paul Noterdaeme of Belgium, President of the Security Council, formally acknowledged Iraq's acceptance--"irrevocable and without qualifying conditions"--of resolution 687, adding that Council members had asked him to note that conditions established in the resolution had been me