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UN Security Council
Resolution 612
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Iranian soldier wearing a gas mask during the war
Date 9 May 1988
Meeting no. 2,812
Code S/RES/612 (Document)
Subject Iraq-Islamic Republic of Iran
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
  •  China
  •  France
  •  United Kingdom
  •  United States
  •  Soviet Union
Non-permanent members
  •  Algeria
  •  Argentina
  •  Brazil
  •  Italy
  •  Japan
  •    Nepal
  •  Senegal
  •  West Germany
  •  Yugoslavia
  •  Zambia

United Nations Security Council resolution 612, adopted unanimously on 9 May 1988, after considering a report by the Special Mission dispatched by the Secretary-General to investigate alleged use of chemical weapons in the conflict between Iran and Iraq, the Council condemned the use of chemical weapons in the conflict, contrary to obligations under the Geneva Protocol.

The Council reaffirmed the urgency of the strict observance of the Geneva Protocol, expecting both sides to refrain from the future use of chemical weapons. It also urged Member States to continue to apply or establish strict control of chemical products in exports to Iran and Iraq, expressing its desire to further review the situation.

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