TitleResolution 616 (1988) / adopted by the Security Council at its 2821st meeting, on 20 July 1988.
Security Council resolution 616 (1988) [on the downing of an Iranian airliner by a United States naval vessel]
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Expresses its deep distress at the downing of an Iranian civil aircraft by a missile fired from a United States warship and profound regret over the tragic loss of innocent lives; expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the victims of the tragic incident and to the peoples and Governments of their countries of origin; welcomes the decision of the International Civil Aviation Organization, in response to the request of the Islamic Republic of Iran, "to institute an immediate fact-finding investigation to determine all relevant facts and technical aspects of the chain of events relating to the flight and destruction of the aircraft" and welcomes the announcements by the United States and by the Islamic Republic of Iran of their decisions to co-operate with the International Civil Aviation Organization investigation; urges all parties to the Chicago Convention of 1944 on International Civil Aviation to observe to the fullest extent, in all circumstances, the international rules and practices concerning the safety of civil aviation, in particular those of the annexes to that Convention, in order to prevent the recurrence of incidents of the same nature; stresses the need for a full and rapid implementation of its resolution 598 (1987), as the only basis for a comprehensive, just, honourable and durable settlement of the conflict between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq, and reaffirms its support to the efforts of the Secretary-General to implement that resolution, committing itself to work with him in the development of his implementation plan.
Concerns the downing of an Iranian airliner by a United States naval vessel, 3 July 1988. In: Resolutions and decisions of the Security Council, 1988. - S/INF/44. - 1989. - p. 17-18. - (SCOR, 43rd year).