HL Deb 02 November 1998 vol 594 c13WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps they have taken, as holders of the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council, to secure Iraq's compliance with Security Council Resolution 1194 and with the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq and the Secretary-General on 23 February. [HL3538]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

The Security Council has discussed Iraq many times during the UK Presidency. The Council continues to insist that Iraq rescind immediately its decision of 5 August to suspend co-operation with UNSCOM and the IAEA, as demanded by Resolution 1194. It has furthermore reiterated to Iraq that the comprehensive review of Iraq's compliance with its obligations provided for in Resolution 1194 cannot begin until full co-operation with both UNSCOM and IAEA has been resumed.