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UN Security Council Demands the
Withdrawal of Iraqi Forces from Kuwait


Security Council Resolution 660 (1990), 2 August 1990

The Security Council,

Alarmed by the invasion of Kuwait on 2 August 1990 by the military forces of Iraq,

Determining that there exists a breach of international peace and security as regards the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait,

Acting under Articles 39 and 40 of the Charter of the United Nations,

1. Condemns the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait;

2. Demands that Iraq withdraw immediately and unconditionally all its forces to the positions in which they were located on 1 August 1990;

3. Calls upon Iraq and Kuwait to begin immediately intensive negotiations for the resolution of their differences and supports all efforts in this regard, and especially those of the League of Arab States;

4. Decides to meet again as necessary to consider further steps with to ensure compliance with the present resolution.

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Adopted by the Security Council at its 2932nd meeting, on 2 August 1990.
Text downloaded and copy-edited from gopher://gopher.undp.org:70/00/undocs/scd/scouncil/s90/14.




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