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> United Nations S/RES/1284 (1999) 17 December 1999. RESOLUTION 1284 (1999) > Adopted by the Security Council at its 4084th meeting, on 17 December 1999 > > The Security Council, > > Recalling with concern that the repatriation and return of all Kuwaiti > ====================================================================== > and third country nationals or their remains, present in Iraq on or > =================================================================== > after 2 August 1990, pursuant to paragraph 2 (c) of resolution 686 (1991) > ========================================================================= > of 2 March 1991 and paragraph 30 of resolution 687 (1991), have not yet > ======================================================================= > been fully carried out by Iraq, > ============================== > > Recalling that in its resolutions 686 (1991) and 687 (1991) the Council > demanded that Iraq return in the shortest possible time all Kuwaiti > property it had seized, and noting with regret that Iraq has still not > complied fully with this demand, > > Acknowledging the progress made by Iraq towards compliance with the > provisions of resolution 687 (1991), but noting that, as a result of its > failure to implement the relevant Council resolutions fully, the conditions > do not exist which would enable the Council to take a decision pursuant to > resolution 687 (1991) to lift the prohibitions referred to in that resolution, > > Reiterating the commitment of all Member States to the sovereignty, > territorial integrity and political independence of Kuwait, Iraq and the > neighbouring States, > > Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, and taking > into account that operative provisions of this resolution relate to > previous resolutions adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter, > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- > LETTER FROM THE BRITISH FOREIGN OFFICE, LONDON SW1A 2AH, > > 11/11/99 > > H.E.L.P. > UK > > Dear Moonirah, > > I wanted to thank you for the book about the Kuwaiti detainees and the > other documents you gave me when we met last month. The interviews > with the relatives of the missing show all too clearly the extent of > their terrible suffering. We will continue to do what we can here to > draw public attention to this issue, and to put pressure on the > Government of Iraq to account for their whereabouts. > > You may be aware that the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in > Iraq, Max Van De Stoel, has just released his Interim Report for this > year. The Report highlights Iraq's refusal to attend the tripartite > Commission meetings and Van De Stoel calls on Iraq to release > immediately all those being held. > > I have drawn these points to the attention of our Embassies abroad, > for use when questioned by the press and public. > The Report is also available via the UN website on the Internet. ~~~ > > I have also been asked to reply to your e-mail to Baroness Scotland. > As I said when we met, Government Ministers make every effort to raise > awareness of the Kuwaiti detainees. > > Unfortunately on the occasion to which you referred in your letter, the > Minister was to some extent constrained by the questions being asked > and time limits. You may be interested to see the Hansard for the last > Debate on Iraq in the House of Commons. Geoff Hoon, then F.C.O. > Minister of State with responsibility for the Middle East, drew the > House's attention to the issue of the Kuwaiti missing and the suffering > of their relatives. I attach a copy. ( Omitted from envelope. ) > > Finally, let me add that I would be happy to try to arrange a call for > you at our Embassy in Kuwait when you next visit. Our Ambassador there > is the UK representative at the Tripartite Commission meetings and he, > and his staff work closely with the Kuwaiti Government on this issue. > > I look forward to hearing how your campaign is proceeding - > do keep in touch. > > ( Personal greeting extracted. ) > > Jane Bailey > Middle East Department > > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ > For further information regarding press knowledge of these issues contact:- > Al Anbaa, Al Rai Al Aam, Al Watan, Western Mail, South Wales Echo, The Times, > Daily Record, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC TV, BBC Wales Today News, BBC Radio Wales, > Red Dragon Radio and UK Talk Radio as they have covered H.E.L.P.'s PoWs issue. > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ > If using Arabic, in the Middle East and/or Gulf areas, please contact:- > > K.N.C.M.P.A. Fax:5527061. Tel:5526081/5526080. > PO Box 299, Sabah > Al-Salem 44000, > The State of Kuwait > > Families' Committee for 605 hostages/pows/missing in Iraq. > Chairman:His Excellency, Sheikh Salem Al Sabah. > > N.B. "Constant prodding is having an effect" - > US/UK viewpoint sent to Moonirah of H.E.L.P. in the UK. > > Cardiff-born Moonirah has been invited to meet the British Ambassador in Kuwait. > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- > H.E.L.P. has attempted to encourage all concerned parties to collectively unite. > If humanitarian campaigners and/or political activists wish to see further F.C.O. > correspondence regarding the Kuwaiti and third-national detainees issue that has > been blocking the 'full lifting' of sanctions against Iraq for nine years and > continues so to do, please e-mail "The H.E.L.P. Worldwide Campaign" direct: > E-mail address: <email@example.com> > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- > To Newsgroups from: Moonirah - H.E.L.P. Voluntary Humanitarian Co-ordinator. > " Hostages' Envoys for Liberty of Prisoners " in Iraq. > A British initiative of an international humanitarian effort, > highlighting the plight of the 605 third-national and Kuwaiti > hostages plus PoWs, still incarcerated by Saddam in Iraq since > illegal abduction from "The State of Kuwait" during 1990-1991. > 605 = 499 innocent civilians and 106 poWs - not 'combatants', as > they were 'off duty' police officers and military taken from beds. > Former hostages, released since 1991 DID see the awaited detainees > inside Iraqi Detention Centres and information about these hostages > trickles out of Jordan and Egypt. British ex-hostages used as Iraq's > human shields for Saddam are going to be filmed by UK Channel 4 TV, > in The State of Kuwait when thanking kind people of the Emirate who, > risking their own lives, fed and protected them. Alas, many of the > Kuwaiti civilians were later also taken hostage and are still held, > including teenage boys who had been en route to pray at their Mosques. > Also, there were women and many elderly people taken from their beds. > We believe that detainees are still alive, God willing - however, we > do demand that if ANY are deceased, then Iraq must account for EVERY > prisoner's end, providing documentary evidence and DNA proof. > > H.E.L.P. has humanitarian support of "The Welsh Centre for > International Affairs" and "The Cardiff United Nations' Association", > as well as tv, radio plus press in the UK and Arab countries 1998-1999. > Relatives of the detainees still held 1999 by Saddam in Iraq, > reside in England, Scotland, Wales and 8 other countries. > Foreign Secretary Robin Cook signed a letter 19/03/98 confirming > "Sanctions cannot be lifted until this issue is resolved." > H.E.L.P. does NOT advocate sanctions against any nation, the world > knows that the U.N. imposed such during 1990. We hope that all of > the "humanitarian" issues will be seperated from the world politics > of weapons' inspections, in oreder to both stop suffering of innocent > Iraqi civilians AND suffering of 605 innocent human beings still held > against their will by Saddam's regime in Iraq since 1990-1991. > Moonirah visited Kuwait during February 1999 to personally meet people > previously held as hostages by Saddam, as well as the traumatised > relatives of detainees still incarcerated in Iraq. Whilst there she > examined evidential documents, Testimonials, Iraqi Official Orders > and many colour photographs of the barbaric atrocities carried out as > rapes, tortures and murders of innocent civilians in Kuwait by Iraqi > Armed Forces plus CID personnel 1990-1991, prior to retreating and > driving a convoy of stolen Kuwaiti vehicles heavily loaded with > private possessions and domestic items stolen en masses from Kuwaiti > homes, some of which were later found on stalls for sale inside Iraq. > > H.E.L.P. Co-ordinators are not professional persons doing this as a > sort of 'job', we are just concerned human beings who know that kind > Kuwaitis protected and fed our own British ex-patriates before all > were taken as hostages and 'human shields' to Iraq. Sincerely concerned > that the "subject matter" should not be marginalized or forgotten, > H.E.L.P. was initiated in the UK at the end of 1997 to re-address the > balance of global focus, being very glad that there had always been > innumerous world groups and organisations battling for the sake of > innocent Iraqi civilians inside Iraq - however, if 'humanitarians' do > care for the whole of 'humanity', surely it is only fair to consider > lives of the 605 awaited detainees, incarcerated for the past NINE YEARS, > wanted home by their loved ones in eight countries, including England, > Scotland and Wales. Forget ? Abadan ! Remember ? Daiman !! > *************************************************************************** > -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email firstname.lastname@example.org Full archive and list instructions are available from the CASI website: http://welcome.to/casi