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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

UN Resolution 687

I saw on the Fox News crawl that the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) is judging on Kuwaiti POW's murdered and buried in mass graves after the 1991 Gulf War. I haven't been able to find a perma-link to the story, or any other info for that matter...still looking.

Here are two backgrounders:

Here are some relevant words from UN Security Council Resolution 687, the cease-fire that ended the 1991 Gulf War.

(G) 30. Decides that, in furtherance of its commitment to facilitate the repatriation of all Kuwaiti and third country nationals, Iraq shall extend all necessary cooperation to the International Committee of the Red Cross, providing lists of such persons, facilitating the access of the International Committee of the Red Cross to all such persons wherever located or detained and facilitating the search by the International Committee of the Red Cross for those Kuwaiti and third country nationals still unaccounted for;
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(I) 33. Declares that, upon official notification by Iraq to the Secretary-General and to the Security Council of its acceptance of the provisions above, a formal cease-fire is effective between Iraq and Kuwait and the Member States cooperating with Kuwait in accordance with resolution 678 (1990);

Update: Here's the Reuters AlertNet article dated 08-Mar-2005

Bodies of the missing Kuwaitis have been found in mass graves since the fall of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, ending more than a decade of uncertainty for their loved ones.

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