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Tuesday, 3 March, 1998, 01:33 GMT
Text of the resolution warning Iraq
The resolution on Iraqi compliance with weapons inspections approved by the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council is as follows:

THE SECURITY COUNCIL

RECALLING all its previous relevant resolutions, which constitute the governing standard of Iraqi compliance,

DETERMINED to ensure immediate and full compliance by Iraq without conditions or restrictions with its obligations under resolution 687 (1991) and the other relevant resolutions,

REAFFIRMING the commitment of all Member States to the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of Iraq, Kuwait and the neighboring states,

ACTING under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,

1. COMMENDS the initiative by the Secretary General to secure commitments from the Government of Iraq on compliance with its obligations under the relevant resolutions, and in this regard ENDORSES the memorandum of understanding signed by the Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq and the Secretary General on February 23 1998 (S/1998/166) and LOOKS FORWARD to its early and full implementation;

2. REQUESTS the Secretary General to report to the Council as soon as possible with regard to the finalisation of procedures for Presidential sites in consultation with the Executive Chairman of the United Nations Special Commission and the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA);

3. STRESSES that compliance by the Government of Iraq with its obligations, repeated again in the memorandum of understanding, to accord immediate, unconditional and unrestricted access to the Special Commission and the IAEA in conformity with the relevant resolutions is necessary for the implementation of resolution 687 (1991), but that any violation would have the severest consequences for Iraq;

4. REAFFIRMS its intention to act in accordance with the relevant provisions of resolution 687 (1991) on the duration of the prohibitions referred to in that resolution and NOTES that by its failure so far to comply with its relevant obligations Iraq has delayed the moment when the Council can do so.

5. DECIDES, in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter, to remain actively seized of the matter, in order to ensure implementation of this resolution, and to ensure peace and security in the area.

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