UNSCOM: CHRONOLOGY OF MAIN EVENTS
2 Mar 1998 Security
Council resolution 1154 (1998) endorses the provisions of the MOU.
9 Mar 1998 In pursuance of the MOU,
procedures for initial and subsequent entry to the sites are drawn up and presented to the
Council (document S/1998/208).
20-27 Mar 1998 The Commission and Iraq
conduct a further technical evaluation meeting (TEM) in Vienna dealing with all aspects of
Iraqs biological weapons programme.
4 Apr 1998 The initial entry to the eight
Presidential sites is completed by mission UNSCOM 243 (S/1998/326, Appendix III).
8 Apr 1998 The report of the biological
weapons TEM is transmitted to the Council (S/1998/308). As with the other TEMs, the
experts unanimously conclude that Iraqs declaration on its biological weapons
programme is incomplete and inadequate.
15 Apr 1998 The report of the Special
Group on the visit to Presidential sites is submitted to the Council by the
16 Apr 1998 The Commissions
semi-annual consolidated report is submitted to the Council (S/1998/332).
6 May 1998 The Executive Chairman informs
the Council (S/1998/377) that its requirements with respect to access to sites are
sufficiently implemented to allow for the termination of the travel ban called for in
resolution 1137 (1998).
14 May 1998 Statement by the President of
the Security Council in which the Council welcomes the improved access provided to the
Special Commission and the IAEA by Iraq, following the signature of the Memorandum of
Understanding of 23 February 1998. The Council expresses the hope that the agreement by
the Government of Iraq to provide immediate, unconditional and unrestricted access to the
Special Commission and the IAEA would reflect a new Iraqi spirit with regard to providing
accurate and detailed information in all areas of concern (S/PRST/1998/11).
3-4 Jun 1998 At the Councils
request, experts from the Commissions New York Headquarters staff provide a
technical briefing to Council members in informal session. At the conclusion of the
meeting the Executive Chairman circulates to Council members for information an informal
paper on disarmament issues which the Commission deems necessary to be completed and
verified for the formulation of a report pursuant to paragraph 22 of Security Council
resolution 687 (1991).
14 Jun 1998 The Executive Chairman agrees
on a schedule for work on certain outstanding disarmament issues with the Deputy Prime
Minister covering the following six weeks (S/1998/529).
10-15 Jul 1998 A team of UNSCOM
international experts meets with their Iraqi counterparts in Baghdad to give Iraq an
account of the Commissions VX. findings.