United Nations Security Council Resolution 678


United Nations Security Council Resolution 678

United Nations Security Council Resolution 678 was the legal authorization for the Gulf War which was passed by the Security Council by 12 votes to 2 (Cuba and Yemen against, China abstaining) on 29 November 1990.UN document |docid=S-RES-678(1990) |type=Resolution |body=Security Council |year=1990 |resolution_number=678 |highlight=rect_299,268_497,329 |page=2 |accessdate=2007-09-13| date=29 November 1990] It gave Iraq one final opportunity to withdraw from Kuwait by 15 January 1991 and authorized members of the United Nations in cooperation with the Government of Kuwait to use "all necessary means to uphold and implement" United Nations Security Council Resolution 660,UN document |docid=S-RES-678(1990) |type=Resolution |body=Security Council |year=1990 |resolution_number=678 |highlight=rect_483,1043_903,1187 |page=1 |accessdate=2007-09-13| date=29 November 1990] which was the resolution which demanded that Iraq withdraw its forces unconditionally to the positions in which they were located on 1 August 1990 (the day before they invaded Kuwait).UN document |docid=S-RES-660(1990) |type=Resolution |body=Security Council |year=1990 |resolution_number=660 |highlight=rect_53,752_457,828 |page=1 |accessdate=2007-09-13 |date=2 August 1990]

See Iraq_disarmament_crisis#Authority_under_International_Law.

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