Consequences of the prolongation of the armed conflict between Iran and Iraq.

  • Author: UN General Assembly (37th sess. : 1982-1983)
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  • Date:
    22 October 1982
  The General Assembly, Having considered the item entitled "Consequences of the prolongation of the armed conflict between Iran and Iraq", Noting the Preamble of the Charter of the United Nations, in which all States expressed their determination to live together in peace with one another as good neighbours, Reaffirming the principles that no State should acquire or occupy territories by the use of force, that whatever territories had been acquired in this way should be returned, that no act of aggression should be committed against any State, that the territorial integrity and the sovereignty of all States should be respected, that no State should try to interfere or intervene in the internal affairs of other States and that all differences or claims which may exist between States should be settled by peaceful means in order that peaceful relations should prevail among Member States, Recalling resolutions 479 (1980) of 28 September 1980, 514 (1982) of 12 July 1982 and 522 (1982) of 4 October 1982 on the question entitled "The situation between Iran and Iraq", unanimously adopted by the Security Council, Further recalling the statements made by the President of the Security Council on 5 November 1980 and 15 July 1982, Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General of 7 October 1982, Considering that the Security Council has already called for an immediate cease-fire and an end to all military operations, Considering further that the prolongation of the conflict constitutes a violation of the obligations of Member States under the Charter,

1. Considers that the conflict between Iran and Iraq and its prolongation and recent escalation, resulting in heavy losses in human lives and considerable material damage in a politically and economically strategic region, endanger international peace and security;

2. Affirms the necessity of achieving an immediate cease-fire and withdrawal of forces to internationally recognized boundaries as a preliminary step towards the settlement of the dispute by peaceful means in conformity with the principles of justice and international law;

3. Calls upon all other States to abstain from all actions which could contribute to the continuation of the conflict and to facilitate the implementation of the present resolution;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to continue his efforts, in consultation with the parties concerned, with a view to achieving a peaceful settlement;

5. Further requests the Secretary-General to keep Member States informed on the implementation of the present resolution.


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