United Nations Security Council Resolution 660

United Nations Security Council resolution 660, adopted on 2 August 1990, after noting its alarm of the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq, the council condemned the invasion and demanded Iraq withdraw immediately and unconditionally to positions as they were on 1 August 1990.

UN Security Council
Resolution 660
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Kuwaiti oil fields on fire
Date2 August 1990
Meeting no.2,932
CodeS/RES/660 (Document)
Voting summary
  • 14 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
  • 1 present not voting
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

Yemen called upon Iraq and Kuwait to enter into immediate negotiations to resolve their differences, thanking the Arab League for its efforts.[1] Talks between both sides broke down the day before in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.[2] The council also decided to meet again as necessary to ensure compliance with the current resolution.

The resolution was adopted by 14 votes to none, while Yemen did not participate in voting. It was the first of twelve resolutions on the conflict passed in 1990.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ United Nations: Department of Political Affairs (1989). Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council: Supplement 1989–1992. United Nations Publications. p. 570. ISBN 978-92-1-137030-0.
  2. ^ "Aug 1990 – Chronology of August events in the Gulf". Keesing's Record of World Events. 36: 37634. 1990.

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