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United Nations Security Council Resolution 662 was a short resolution on the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. By adopting the resolution the UN Security Council declared the annexation illegal and called upon states and international organisations not to recognise it, and further demanded that the Iraqi Government withdraw their forces immediately.

The resolution was adopted unanimously at the 2,924th meeting on 9 August 1990 with no abstentions.

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United Nations Security Council Resolution 662
by the United Nations
Source: http://daccessdds.un.org/doc/RESOLUTION/GEN/NR0/575/12/IMG/NR057512.pdf?OpenElement
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Adopted unanimously by the Security Council at its 2934th meeting, with no abstentions on 9 August 1990

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolutions 660 (1990) of 2 August 1990 and 661 (1990) of 6 August 1990,

Gravely alarmed by the declaration by Iraq of a "comprehensive and eternal merger" with Kuwait,

Demanding once again that Iraq withdraw immediately and unconditionally all its forces to the positions in which they were located on 1 August 1990,

Determined to bring the occupation of Kuwait by Iraq to an end and to restore the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Kuwait,

Determined also to restore the authority of the legitimate Government of Kuwait,

1. Decides that annexation of Kuwait by Iraq under any form and whatever pretext has no legal validity, and is considered null and void;

2. Calls upon all States, international organizations and specialized agencies not to recognize that annexation, and to refrain from any action or dealing that might be interpreted as an indirect recognition of the annexation;

3. Demands that Iraq rescind its actions purporting to annex Kuwait;

4. Decides to keep this item on its agenda and to continue its efforts to put an early end to the occupation.

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