U.S. works hard to bring Iraq out of Chapter VII of UN Charter- MP
March 1, 2010 Posted in NEWS
March 1, 2010 10:09:34

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: An Iraqi parliamentarian on Monday said that the United States is working hard to bring Iraq out of Chapter VII of the UN Charter, especially after international reports had revealed that it does not posses weapons of mass destruction.

?Iraq has abided by a number of international resolutions, including those pertaining to its non-possession of weapons of mass destruction,? Tanya Talaat, who is also a member of the parliamentary foreign relations committee, told Aswatal-Iraq news agency.On February 26, 2010, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement in which it welcomed Iraq?s steps and efforts in the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Security Council Resolution 678 was the legal authorization for the Gulf War, which was passed on 29 November 1990. It gave Iraq an opportunity to withdraw from Kuwait by 15 January 1991 and authorized UN member states in cooperation with the government of Kuwait to use ?all necessary means to uphold and implement? Chapter VII of the UN Charter, which authorizes the use of force to restore peace.

Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter sets forth the powers of the UN Security Council to maintain peace. It allows the council to ?determine the existence of any threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression? and to take military and non-military action to ?restore international peace and security.?