UNSCOM: CHRONOLOGY OF MAIN EVENTS
15 Aug 1991 Security Council resolution 707 (1991), demands that Iraq provide without further delay full, final and complete disclosures of its proscribed weapons and programmes, as required by resolution 687 (1991).
6 Sep 1991 The first UNSCOM inspection team which intended to use helicopters is blocked by Iraq.
23 Sep 1991 Statement to the press by the President of the Security Council concerning Iraqs failure to provide unconditional acceptance of resolution 707 (1991) (SC/5306 - IK54).
21-30 Sep 1991 IAEA inspectors find large amounts of documentation relating to Iraq's efforts to acquire nuclear weapons. The Iraqi officials confiscate some documents from the inspectors. The inspectors refuse to yield a second set of documents. In response, Iraq refuses to allow the team to leave the site with these documents. A four-day stand-off during which the team remained in the parking lot of the site ensues. Iraq permits the team to leave with the documents following a statement by the President of the Security Council, threatening enforcement action by members of the Council.
24 Sep 1991 Statement to the press by the President of the Security Council concerning Iraqs detention of an inspection team and reiterated that the Commission is the sole judge of the definition of documents, sites or materials subject to inspection (SC/5307 - IK61).
24 Sep 1991 Statement to the press by the President of the Security Council concerning the use of its own helicopters by the Special Commission and noting a letter from Iraq which the Council considered to be an unconditional acceptance of resolution 707 (1991) (SC/5370-IK/61).