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UN Security Council
Resolution 669
Date: 24 September 1990
Meeting no.: 2,942
Code: S/RES/669 (Document)

Vote: For: 15 Abs.: 0 Against: 0
Subject: Iraq-Kuwait
Result: Adopted

Security Council composition in 1990:
permanent members:


non-permanent members:

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Iraq (orange) and Kuwait (green)

United Nations Security Council Resolution 669, adopted unanimously on September 24, 1990, after recalling Resolution 661 (1990) and Article 50 of Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council was conscious of the increasing number of requests for assistance have been received under Article 50, relating to international sanctions against Iraq after its invasion of Kuwait.

Article 50 states that if the Security Council is enforcing sanctions against any state, whether it be a Member of the United Nations or not, a country that is confronted with economic problems as a result of the measures has the right to consult the Council to find a solution to the problem.[1] 21 states, including Jordan, which were experiencing adverse consequences of the sanctions, filed requests in this manner.[2]

In this regard, the Council requested the Security Council Committee established in Resolution 661 (1990) to examine requests for assistance under Article 50. It reported back by asking Member States to support other states that had been affected by the sanctions on Iraq.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "United Nations Charter, Chapter 7: Action with Respect to Threats to the Peace, Breaches of the Peace, and Acts of Aggression". UN Documents. 
  2. ^ Dinstein, Yoram (2001). War, aggression, and self-defense (3 ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 249. ISBN 978-0521797580. 
  3. ^ Simma, Bruno; Mosler, Hermann; United Nations (1995). The Charter of the United Nations: a commentary. Oxford University Press. p. 661. ISBN 978-0198257035. 

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