|UN Security Council|
Offshore Iraqi oil platform
|Date||24 November 1998|
|Subject||The situation between Iraq and Kuwait|
15 voted for|
None voted against
|Security Council composition|
United Nations Security Council resolution 1210 was adopted unanimously on 24 November 1998, after recalling all previous resolutions on Iraq, including resolutions 986 (1995), 1111 (1997), 1129 (1997), 1143 (1997), 1153 (1998) and 1175 (1998) concerning the Oil-for-Food Programme. The Council extended provisions relating to the export of Iraqi petroleum or petroleum products sufficient to produce US$5.256 billion worth of oil for a further 180 days.
The Security Council was convinced of the need for a temporary measure to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people until the Iraqi government fulfilled the provisions of Resolution 687 (1991) and had distributed aid throughout the country equally.
Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council extended the Oil-for-Food Programme for an additional 180-day period beginning at 00:01 EST on 26 November 1998 with the provisions of Resolution 1153 remaining in effect. Directing expenses for the Hajj pilgrimage to be financed by funds in the escrow account, the Council kept the maximum amount of petroleum Iraq could export at 5.256 billion U.S. dollars.
Finally, Secretary-General Kofi Annan was requested to report back to the Council by 31 December 1998 on whether Iraq was able to produce the 5.256 billion U.S. dollars' worth of oil to export and to submit a detailed list of equipment that countries were providing to help Iraq increase exports to finance humanitarian aid. He was also instructed to enhance the observation process in Iraq to ensure that the aid was distributed equally amongst all segments of the population and that all equipment was being used as authorised.
- Foreign relations of Iraq
- Gulf War
- Invasion of Kuwait
- Iraq sanctions
- List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1201 to 1300 (1998–2000)
- ↑ "Security Council extends humanitarian assistance programme for Iraq – 'Oil-for-Food' – for 180 days beginning on 26 November". United Nations. 24 November 1998. https://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/1998/19981124.sc6600.html.
- ↑ Anand, Vinod (2000). "Iraq under siege: Human costs of economic warfare". pp. 301–313. Digital object identifier:10.1080/09700160008455214.
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