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UN Security Council
Resolution 699
Weapons inspector in Iraq (2002)
Date 17 June 1991
Meeting no. 2,994
Code S/RES/699 (Document)
Subject Iraq
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
  •  China
  •  France
  •  United Kingdom
  •  United States
  •  Soviet Union
Non-permanent members
  •  Austria
  •  Belgium
  •  Cote d'Ivoire
  •  Cuba
  •  Ecuador
  •  India
  •  Romania
  •  Yemen
  •  Zaire
  •  Zimbabwe

United Nations Security Council resolution 699, adopted unanimously on 17 June 1991, after recalling Resolution 687 (1991) and noting the report by the Secretary-General it requested, the Council, acting under Chapter VII, confirmed that the International Atomic Energy Agency and United Nations Special Commission have the authority to undertake weapons inspections in Iraq and to remove, destruct or render the weapons harmless.

The Council requested the Secretary-General to submit a report on the progress of the implementation of the current resolution, and also asked Member States to provide full assistance so that the aforementioned activities are undertaken effectively. However, only US$2 million was contributed by Member States to the Commission, a small fraction of what was required.[1] It also decided that the Government of Iraq should be liable for the costs of carrying out the inspections, due to its recent invasion of Kuwait.[2]

See also[]


  1. Niblock, Tim (2002). "Pariah States" & Sanctions in the Middle East: Iraq, Libya, Sudan. Lynne Rienner Publishers. p. 113. ISBN 978-1-58826-107-6. 
  2. "Statement by Thomas Pickering, US Ambassador to the UN, in testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.". 18 July 1991. 

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