10/09/2001
Press Release
SC/7138



Security Council

4366th Meeting (AM)


COUNCIL TERMINATES PROHIBITION ON ARMS SALES TO YUGOSLAVIA


Unanimously Adopts Resolution 1367


The Security Council this morning terminated the prohibitions preventing the sale or supply of arms and related material to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. It did this by unanimously adopting resolution 1367.


The prohibitions, which were established under Chapter 7 of the United Nations Charter with the aim of fostering peace and stability in Kosovo, were set up by the Council in resolution 1160 of 31 March 1998.  They banned the sale of arms and related material, such as weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment and spare parts, to Yugoslavia.


That resolution also established a Committee of the Security Council to seek information regarding actions taken to implement the prohibitions, to consider information brought to its attention concerning violations and to recommend appropriate responses.  The resolution adopted today also dissolved this Committee.


The meeting, which began at 10:45 a.m., was adjourned at 10:49.


Resolution


The full text of resolution 1367 of 10 September is as follows:


The Security Council,


Recalling its resolutions 1160 (1998) of 31 March 1998, 1199 (1998) of

23 September 1998, 1203 (1998) of 24 October 1998, and reaffirming, in particular, its resolutions 1244 (1999) of 10 June 1999 and 1345 (2001) of 21 March 2001,


     “Noting with satisfaction that the conditions listed in paragraph 16, (a) to (e) of its resolution 1160 (1998) have been satisfied,


Noting, in that respect, the letter of the Secretary-General dated

6 September 2001 (S/2001/849),


Noting further the difficult security situation along Kosovo's administrative boundary and parts of the border of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and emphasizing the continuing authority of the Secretary-General's Special Representative as head of the international civil presence and of the Commander of the international security presence (KFOR) to restrict and strictly


control the flow of arms into, within and out of Kosovo, pursuant to resolution 1244,


Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,


“1.   Decides to terminate the prohibitions established by paragraph 8 of resolution 1160 (1998);


“2.   Decides further to dissolve the Committee established by paragraph 9 of resolution 1160 (1998).


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