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UN Security Council
Resolution 660
Kuwait burn oilfield
Kuwaiti oil fields on fire
Date 2 August 1990
Meeting no. 2,932
Code S/RES/660 (Document)
Subject Iraq-Kuwait
Voting summary
14 voted for
None voted against
1 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 Canada.svg Canada
  • Flag of Côte d'Ivoire.svg Cote d'Ivoire
  • Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia
  • Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba
  • Flag of Ethiopia (1987–1991).svg Ethiopia
  • Flag of Finland.svg Finland
  • Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia
  • Flag of Romania.svg Romania
  • Flag of Yemen.svg Yemen
  • Flag of Zaire.svg Zaire

United Nations Security Council resolution 660, adopted on 2 August 1990, after noting its alarm of the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq, the Council condemned the invasion and demanded Iraq withdraw immediately and unconditionally to positions as they were on 1 August 1990.

Yemen called upon Iraq and Kuwait to enter into immediate negotiations to resolve their differences, thanking the Arab League for its efforts.[1] Talks between both sides broke down the day before in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.[2] The Council also decided to meet again as necessary to ensure compliance with the current resolution.

The resolution was adopted by 14 votes to none, while Yemen did not participate in voting. It was the first of twelve resolutions on the conflict passed in 1990.

See alsoEdit


  1. United Nations: Department of Political Affairs (1989). Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council: Supplement 1989–1992. United Nations Publications. p. 570. ISBN 978-92-1-137030-0. 
  2. "Aug 1990 – Chronology of August events in the Gulf.". 1990. p. 37634. 

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