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UN Security Council
Resolution 612
Chemical weapon1
Iranian soldier wearing a gas mask during the war
Date 9 May 1988
Meeting no. 2,812
Code S/RES/612 (Document)
Subject Iraq-Islamic Republic of Iran
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
  • Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
  • Flag of France.svg France
  • Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
  • Flag of the United States.svg United States
  • Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union
Non-permanent members
  • Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria
  • Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
  • Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Brazil
  • Flag of Italy.svg Italy
  • Flag of Japan.svg Japan
  • Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal
  • Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal
  • Flag of Germany.png West Germany
  • Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Yugoslavia
  • Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia

United Nations Security Council resolution 612, adopted unanimously on 9 May 1988, after considering a report by the Special Mission dispatched by the Secretary-General to investigate alleged use of chemical weapons in the conflict between Iran and Iraq, the Council condemned the use of chemical weapons in the conflict, contrary to obligations under the Geneva Protocol.

The Council reaffirmed the urgency of the strict observance of the Geneva Protocol, expecting both sides to refrain from the future use of chemical weapons. It also urged Member States to continue to apply or establish strict control of chemical products in exports to Iran and Iraq, expressing its desire to further review the situation.

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