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Resolution 1700

The situation concerning Iraq

Abstract

S/RES/1700 (2006)
Security Council Distr.: General
10 August 2006
06-46253 (E)
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Resolution 1700 (2006)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 5510th meeting,
on 10 August 2006
The Security Council,
Recalling all its previous relevant resolutions on Iraq, in particular 1500
(2003) of 14 August 2003, 1546 (2004) of 8 June 2004, 1557 (2004) of 12 August
2004, and 1619 (2005) of 11 August 2005,
Reaffirming the independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of
Iraq,
Recalling the establishment of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq
(UNAMI) on 14 August 2003, the mandate of which was extended most recently on
11 August 2005, and reaffirming that the United Nations should play a leading role
in assisting the efforts of the Iraqi people and Government in strengthening
institutions for representative government, and in promoting national dialogue and
unity,
Stressing that this Iraqi national dialogue, which UNAMI should assist, is
crucial for Iraq’s political stability and unity,
Welcoming the request conveyed in the letter of 3 August 2006 from the
Foreign Minister of Iraq to the Secretary-General (S/2006/609), expressing the view
of the constitutionally elected Government of Iraq that there continues to be a vital
role for UNAMI in assisting Iraqi efforts to build a productive and prosperous
nation at peace with itself and its neighbours,
Taking note of the letter dated 1 August 2006 from the Secretary-General
addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2006/601), and expressing its
appreciation for the role that the United Nations is playing in Iraq with the support
of the international community,
Welcoming the Secretary-General’s agreement, as requested by the
Government of Iraq, that the United Nations, as co-chair, will provide strong
support for the International Compact of Iraq, launched on 27 July 2006 with a joint
statement by the Government of Iraq and the United Nations,
1. Decides to extend the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission
for Iraq (UNAMI) for another period of twelve months from the date of this
resolution;
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2. Expresses its intention to review the mandate of UNAMI in twelve
months or sooner, if requested by the Government of Iraq;
3. Requests the Secretary-General to update the Council on a regular basis
on the latest developments of the International Compact of Iraq;
4. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

Topics
Iraq
Year
2006
Title
The situation concerning Iraq
Related with resolutions
1500 1546 1557 1619
Quoted in resolutions
1770 1830 1883 1936 2001 2061 2110 2169 2233 2299 2367
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