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Thursday, 26 February, 1998, 17:00 GMT
Full text of UN-Iraq agreement
The text of the UN-Iraq deal leaked out
The text of the UN-Iraq deal leaked out
The full text of the agreement signed in Baghdad on Monday between UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Iraq's deputy prime minister, Tariq Aziz, has leaked out in New York.

The resolutions mentioned in the first paragraph below are 687 of April 2 1991, a Gulf War ceasefire resolution that spells out Iraqi disarmament and resolution 715 of October 11 1991 that sets up the UN Special Commission (Unscom) to dismantle Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.

Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations and the Republic of Iraq

1. The Government of Iraq reconfirms its acceptance of all relevant resolutions of the Security Council, including resolutions 687 (1991) and 715 (1991). The Government of Iraq further reiterates its undertaking to co-operate fully with the United Nations Special Commission (Unscom) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

2. The United Nations reiterates the commitment of all Member States to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq.

3. The Government of Iraq undertakes to accord to Unscom and IAEA immediate, unconditional and unrestricted access in conformity with the resolutions referred to in paragraph 1. In the performance of its mandate under the Security Council resolutions, Unscom undertakes to respect the legitimate concerns of Iraq relating to national security, sovereignty and dignity.

4. The United Nations and the Government of Iraq agree that the following special procedures shall apply to the initial and subsequent entries for the performance of the tasks mandated at the eight Presidential Sites in Iraq as defined in the annex to the present Memorandum:

a) A Special Group shall be established for this purpose by the Secretary-General in consultation with the Executive Chairman of Unscom and the Director-General of IAEA. This Group shall comprise senior diplomats appointed by the Secretary-General and experts drawn from Unscom and IAEA. The Group shall be headed by a Commissioner appointed by the Secretary-General.

b) In carrying out its work, the Special Group shall operate under the established procedures of Unscom and IAEA, and specific detailed procedures which will be developed given the special nature of the Presidential Sites, in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the Security Council.

c) The report of the Special Group on its activities and findings shall be submitted by the Executive Chairman of Unscom to the Security Council through the Secretary-General.

5. The United Nations and the Government of Iraq further agree that all other areas, facilities, equipment, records and means of transportation shall be subject to Unscom procedures hitherto established.

6. Noting the progress achieved by UNSCOM in various disarmament areas, and the need to intensify efforts in order to complete its mandate, the United Nations and the Government of Iraq agree to improve co-operation, and efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of work, so as to enable Unscom to report to the Council expeditiously under paragraph 22 of resolution 687 (1991). To achieve this goal, the Government of Iraq and Unscom will implement the recommendations directed at them as contained in the report of the emergency session of Unscom held on 21 November 1997.

7. The lifting of sanctions is obviously of paramount importance to the people and Government of Iraq and the Secretary-General undertook to bring this matter to the full attention of the members of the Security Council.

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