United Nations Security Council Resolution 773

United Nations Security Council resolution 773, adopted on 26 August 1992, after recalling resolutions 687 (1991) and 689 (1991), the Council considered the work of the Iraq–Kuwait Boundary Demarcation Commission established on 2 May 1991, and reiterated its position that it would enforce any violation of the ceasefire in the demilitarised zone.[1]

UN Security Council
Resolution 773
Kuwait-Iraq barrier.png
Date26 August 1992
Meeting no.3,108
CodeS/RES/773 (Document)
Voting summary
  • 14 voted for
  • None voted against
  • 1 abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

The council stressed that the commission was not to reallocate territory on the border, but for the first time is demarcating the boundary set out in the "Agreed Minutes between the State of Kuwait and the Republic of Iraq regarding the restoration of Friendly Relations, Recognition and Related Matters" signed on 4 October 1963 by Iraq and Kuwait.[2] It also welcomed the decision of the commission to consider the eastern section of the boundary at its next session and urged for it to be demarcated as soon as possible. The commission completed its work in November 1992.[3]

The resolution was adopted by 14 votes to none, while Ecuador abstained.[4]

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  1. ^ Conte, Alex (2005). Security in the 21st century: the United Nations, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 126. ISBN 978-0-7546-2442-4.
  2. ^ Klabbers, Jan (1994). "No More Shifting Lines? The Report of the Iraq–Kuwait Boundary Demarcation Commission". International and Comparative Law Quarterly. Cambridge University Press. 43 (4): 904–913. doi:10.1093/iclqaj/43.4.904.
  3. ^ Katzman, Kenneth; Prados, Alfred B.; Jeffries, Leon M.; McHugh, Lois; Metz, Helen Chapin; Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service (2003). Iraq: issues, historical background, bibliography. Nova Publishers. p. 42. ISBN 978-1-59033-292-4.
  4. ^ "UN Security Council resolution 773 on Iraq–Kuwait boundary". United States Department of State. 28 September 1992.

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