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UN Security Council
Resolution 689
Kuwait-Iraq barrier.png
Separation barrier between Iraq and Kuwait
Date 9 April 1991
Meeting no. 2,983
Code S/RES/689 (Document)
Subject Iraq-Kuwait
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
  •  Austria
  •  Belgium
  •  Cote d'Ivoire
  •  Cuba
  •  Ecuador
  •  India
  •  Romania
  •  Yemen
  •  Zaire
  •  Zimbabwe

United Nations Security Council resolution 689, adopted unanimously on 9 April 1991, after recalling Resolution 687 (1991), the Council noted a report by the Secretary-General and decided to establish the United Nations Iraq–Kuwait Observation Mission to monitor the demilitarized zone between Iraq and Kuwait, known as the Kuwait–Iraq barrier.

Acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council established the Mission for an initial period of six months, deciding to review the question of its termination every six months. Its presence was to deter border violations and monitor hostile or potentially hostile action mounted by either country against the other.[1]

See also[]


  1. Graham-Brown, Sarah (1999). Sanctioning Saddam: the politics of intervention in Iraq. I.B.Tauris. p. 48. ISBN 978-1-86064-473-3. 

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