Since Aug. 2 Invasion, 11 Security Council Resolutions Against Iraq With AM-UN-Gulf, Bjt
UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ Here is a list of the 11 resolutions passed by the U.N. Security Council before Thursday’s vote on the resolution authorizing the use of military force against Iraq.
Aug. 3 - One day after Iraq invaded Kuwait, the Security Council voted 14-0 to condemn the invasion and demand the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of Iraq’s troops. Yemen, the only Arab member of the council, did not vote on Resolution 660, saying it did not have instructions.
Aug. 6 - The council voted 13-0 to order a trade and financial embargo of Iraq and occupied Kuwait. Cuba and Yemen abstained on Resolution 661.
Aug. 9 - The council voted 15-0 to declare Iraq’s annexation of Kuwait null and void in international law, in Resolution 662.
Aug. 18 - The council voted 15-0 to demand that Iraq free all detained foreigners, in Resolution 664.
Aug. 25 - The council voted 13-0 to give the United States and other naval powers the right to enforce the economic embargo against Iraq and Kuwait by halting shipping to those countries. Cuba and Yemen abstained on Resolution 665.
Sept. 13 - The council voted 13-2 to allow humanitarian food aid into Iraq or Kuwait only ″to relieve human suffering,″ and said only the council could decide when those circumstances exist. Cuba and Yemen voted against Resolution 666.
Sept. 16 - The council voted 15-0 to condemn Iraq’s aggressive acts against diplomatic missions in Kuwait, including the abduction of foreigners who were in the buildings, in adopting Resolution 667.
Sept. 24 - The council voted 15-0 to stress that only its Sanctions Committee has the power to permit food, medicine or other humanitarian aid to be sent into Iraq or occupied Kuwait, in adopting Resolution 669.
Sept. 25 - The council voted 14-1 to explicitly expand its economic embargo to include all air cargo traffic in or out of Iraq and Kuwait, except for cargoes of humanitarian aid specifically authorized by its Sanctions Committee. It also calls on U.N. member nations to detain any Iraqi ships that may be used to break the naval embargo. Cuba voted against Resolution 670.
Oct. 29 - The council voted 13-0 to hold Iraq liable for war damages and economic losses, to ask nations to collect evidence of grave human rights abuses by the occupying forces, to demand that the Western embassies in Kuwait City be restocked with food and water, and to demand that all hostages be released. Cuba and Yemen abstained on Resolution 674.
Nov. 11 - The council voted 15-0 to condemn Iraq’s attempt to alter the demographic character of Kuwait, and asked Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar to take possession of Kuwait’s census and citizenship records for safekeeping, in Resolution 677.