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UN Security Council President Hatano, White House Statements
January 8, 1993
Statement by UN Security Council President Hatano, New York City, January 8, 1993.
Following consultations among members of the Security Council, I have been authorized to make the following statement on behalf of the Council.
"1. The Security Council is deeply disturbed by the Government of Iraq's recent Notes to the Office of the Special Commission [UNSCOM] in Baghdad and to the Headquarters of the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM) that it will not allow the United Nations to transport its personnel into Iraqi territory using its own aircraft.
"2. The Security Council refers to resolution 687 (1991) [for text, see Dispatch Vol. 2, No. 14, p. 236] requiring Iraq to permit the Special Commission and the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] to undertake immediate on-site inspection of any locations designated by the Commission. The agreement on facilities, privileges and immunities between the Government of Iraq and the United Nations, and resolutions 707 (1991) and 715 (1991) [for texts, see Dispa, tck Vol. 2, No. 34, p. 644 and No. 42, p. 790, respectively] elaborated on Iraq's obligations by demanding, inter alti, that the Special Commission and the IAEA be allowed, as they determined necessary, to use their own aircraft throughout Iraq and any airfield in Iraq without interference or hindrance of any kind. Concerning UNIKOM, Iraq is obligated by resolution 687 (1991) and committed by an exchange of letters dated 15 April 1992 and 21 June 1992 respectively to the unrestricted freedom of entry and exit without delay or hindrance of its personnel, …