Response to Iraq’s refusal to comply with R660, reaffirmed 660 and noted Kuwait’s right of self defense. Also enacted following sanctions on Iraq: -Prevention of imports of all products/commodities originating in Iraq or Kuwait. -Prevention of activities of Iraq/ Kuwait Nationals which would promote the export of products and transfer of funds to either country for such a purpose. -Prevention of sale of weapons/military equipment to Iraq and Kuwait (excluding humanitarian aid.) -Freezing assets (except for humanitarian purposes.) Also established a Committee of the Security Council (consisting of all the Council members) to examine reports by SG Javier Perez de Cuellar on the situation. The Council also stressed that these sanctions should not affect assistance given to Kuwait’s legitimate government. Council to examine requests from other effected countries under Art 50 (see R 669) which reported back by asking MS to support other effected states. Votes: 13 for, 0 against and 2 abstentions (Yemen and Cuba)
Lifts civilian sanctions and provided for termination of Oil-for Food Program within six months. Transfers responsibility for the administration of any remaining activity to the authority representing the occupying powers.
22 May 2003