TitleResolution 620 (1988) / adopted by the Security Council at its 2825th meeting, on 26 August 1988.
Security Council resolution 620 (1988) [on chemical weapons use in the conflict between Iraq and the Islamic Republic of Iran]
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Condemns the use of chemical weapons in the conflict between Iran and Iraq, in violation of obligations under the Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare, signed at Geneva on 17 June 1925, and in defiance of its resolution 612 (1988); encourages the Secretary-General to carry out promptly investigations, in response to allegations brought to his attention by any Member State concerning the possible use of chemical and bacteriological (biological) or toxin weapons that may constitute a violation of the 1925 Geneva Protocol or other relevant rules of customary international law, in order to ascertain the facts of the matter, and to report the results; calls upon all States to continue to apply, to establish or to strengthen strict control of the export of chemical products serving for the production of chemical weapons, in particular to parties to a conflict, when it is established or when there is substantial reason to believe that they have used chemical weapons in violation of international obligations; decides to consider immediately, taking into account the investigations of the Secretary-General, appropriate and effective measures in accordance with the Charter of the UN, should there be any future use of chemical weapons in violation of international law, wherever and by whomever committed.
Concerns chemical weapons use in the conflict between Iraq and the Islamic Republic of Iran. In: Resolutions and decisions of the Security Council, 1988. - S/INF/44. - 1989. - p. 12. - (SCOR, 43rd year).