COUNCIL EXPRESSES INTENTION OF RESTRICTING IRAQI OFFICIALS'
TRAVEL IF IRAQ PREVENTS ACCESS TO SITES AND INDIVIDUALS BY UN
Council this afternoon expressed its firm intention to restrict
the travel of Iraqi officials if the United Nations Special
Commission reports that it is not allowed unrestricted access to
sites and individuals designated by it as necessary to its
investigations in Iraq. The Council would also act if the
Executive Chairman does not advise it by April 1998 that Iraq is
allowing such access, as demanded by resolution 1115 (1997).
the resolution -- which was adopted under Chapter VII of the
Charter -- those restrictions would oblige all States to prevent
the entry into or transit through their territories of all Iraqi
officials and members of the Iraqi armed forces who were
responsible for or participated in instances of non-compliance
with relevant Council resolutions.
was taken by the Council's adoption of resolution 1134 (1997),
by a vote of 10 in favour to none against, with 5 abstentions
(China, Egypt, France, Kenya, Russian Federation).