United Nations Security Council Resolution 598, 20 July 1987 (adopted unanimously)The Security Council, Reaffirming its resolution 582 (1986) Deeply concerned that, despite its calls for a ceasefire, the conflict between Iran and Iraq continues unabated, with further heavy loss of human life and material destruction, Deploring the initiation and continuation of the conflict, Deploring also the bombing of purely civilian population centres, attacks on neutral shipping or civilian aircraft, the violation of international humanitarian law and other laws of armed conflict, and, in particular, the use of chemical weapons contrary to obligations under the 1925 Geneva Protocol, Deeply concerned that further escalation and widening of the conflict may take place, Determined to bring to an end all military actions between Iran and Iraq, Convinced that a comprehensive, just, honourable and durable settlement should be achieved between Iran and Iraq, Recalling the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations and in particular the obligation of all member states to settle their international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security and justice are not endangered, Determining that there exists a breach of the peace as regards the conflict between Iran and Iraq, Acting under Articles 39 and 40 of the Charter of the United Nations,
|1 Demands that, as a first step toward a negotiated settlement, Iran and Iraq observe an immediate ceasefire, discontinue all military actions on land, at sea and in the air, and withdraw all forces to the internationally recognized boundaries without delay; |
|2 Requests the Secretary-General to despatch a team of United Nations observers to verify, confirm and supervise the ceasefire and withdrawal and further requests the Secretary-General to make the necessary arrangements in consultation with the parties and to submit a report thereon to the Security Council; |
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Book title: Neighbors, Not Friends: Iraq and Iran after the Gulf Wars.
Contributors: Dilip Hiro - Author.
Place of publication: London.
Publication year: 2001.
Page number: 313.
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