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Below is the text of the latest US draft security council resolution. It's from http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2003-10/14/content_1121322.htm, which is a Chinese (state-run) news agency. Earlier drafts, etc, are linked to from www.casi.org.uk/info/scriraq.html There are a few serious changes this time round. Adding up all the amendments made, it looks like France and Germany have got their way on quite a few issues. * new OP23: "Emphasizes that the International Advisory and Monitoring Board (IAMB) referred to in paragraph 12 of resolution 1493 (2003)should be established as a priority, and reiterates that the Development Funds for Iraq shall be used in a transparent manner as set out in paragraph 14 of resolution 1483 (2003);" This is something the French were very keen on, and important in persuading governments to donate money. The US have been dragging their feet on it: they drafted an order to create an IAMB in June (http://www.casi.org.uk/info/cpa/iamb030611.pdf), but it was never agreed or implemented. "resolution 1493" is a typo; it should be 1483. * Deadline for timetable of constitutional reform (15 December) - OP 7 * stronger wording on the role of the Governing Council (OP4): "Resolves that the Governing Council and its ministers are the principal bodies of the Iraqi interim administration, which will embody the sovereignty of the State of Iraq during transitional period until an internationally recognized, representative government is established and assumes the responsibilities of the Authority;" * role of the multinational force will be reviewed at least annually (previously it only had to be reviewed "when an internationally recognised, representative government is established by the people of Iraq and assumes the responsibilities of the Authority") * support for a governing council-run constitutional conference as "a milestone in the full exercise of sovereignty" * UN role is no longer "as set out in relevant paragraphs of resolutions 1483 (2003) and 1500 (2003)". France and Germany considered this too limiting. * rewording of OP 24 on asset freezing. Earlier drafts tacked on wording which France wobjected to, on the grounds that it went beyond the demands in SCR 1483, which had been heavily debated at the time. * reordering of most of the paragraphs. The para which 'underscores...the temporary nature' of CPA authority is now the first one, and paras condemning terrorism in Iraq have been moved further back. Some minor changes of phrasing, and references to the death of Akila al-Hashimi * UN civilian involvement is now "as circumstances permit" in OP 7 and 11 (i.e. if security is too bad they can leave without getting permission) ********** The Security Council, Reaffirming its previous resolutions on Iraq, including resolution 1483 (2003) of 22 May 2003 and 1500 (2003) of 14 August2003, and on threats to peace and security caused by terrorist acts, including resolution 1373 (2001) of 28 September 2001, and other relevant resolutions, Underscoring that the sovereignty of Iraq resides in the state of Iraq, reaffirming the right of the Iraqi people freely to determine their own political future and control their own naturalresources, reiterating its resolve that the day when Iraqis governthemselves must come quickly, and recognizing the importance of international support, particularly that of countries in the region, Iraq's neighbors, and regional organizations, in taking forward this process expeditiously, Recognizing that international support for restoration of conditions of stability and security is essential to the well-being of the people of Iraq as well as to the ability of all concerned to carry out their work on behalf of the people of Iraq,and welcoming Member State contributions in this regard under resolution 1483 (2003), Welcoming the decision of the Governing Council of Iraq to forma preparatory constitutional committee to prepare for a constitutional conference that will draft a constitution to embodythe aspirations of the Iraqi people, and urging it to complete this process quickly, Affirming that the terrorist bombings of the Embassy of Jordan on 7 August 2003, of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad on19 August 2003, and of the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf on 29 August 2003, are attacks on the people of Iraq, the United Nations, and the international community, and deploring the assassination of Dr.Akila al-Hashimi, who died on 25 September 2003, as an attack directed against the future of Iraq, In that context, recalling and reaffirming the Statement of itsPresident of 20 August 2003 (S/PRST/2003/13) and resolution 1502 (2003) of 26 August 2003, Determining that the situation in Iraq, although improved, continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security, Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, 1. Reaffirms the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq,and underscores, in that context, the temporary nature of the exercise by the Coalition Provisional Authority (Authority) of thespecific responsibilities, authorities, and obligations under applicable international law recognized and set forth in resolution 1483 (2003), until an internationally recognized, representative government is established by the people of Iraq andassumes the responsibilities of the Authority; 2. Welcomes the positive response of the international community, in forums such as the Arab League, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the United Nations General Assembly, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, to the establishment of the broadly representative Governing Council as an important step towards an internationally recognized, representative government; 3. Supports the Governing Council's efforts to mobilize the people of Iraq, including by the appointment of a cabinet of ministers and a preparatory constitutional committee to lead a process in which the Iraqi people will progressively take control of their own affairs; 4. Resolves that the Governing Council and its ministers are the principal bodies of the Iraqi interim administration, which will embody the sovereignty of the State of Iraq during transitional period until an internationally recognized, representative government is established and assumes the responsibilities of the Authority; 5. Affirms that the administration of Iraq will be progressively undertaken by the evolving structures of the Iraqi interim administration; 6. Calls upon the Authority to return governing responsibilities and authorities to the people of Iraq as soon as practicable; 7. Invites the Governing Council to provide to the Security Council, no later than 15 December 2003, in cooperation with the Authority and, as circumstances permit, the Special Representativeof the Secretary-General, a timetable and a program for the drafting of a new constitution for Iraq and for the holding of democratic elections under that constitution. 8. Resolves that the United Nations, acting through the Secretary-General, his Special Representative, and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq, should strengthen its vital role in Iraq, including by providing humanitarian relief, promoting the economic reconstruction of and conditions for sustainable development in Iraq, and advancing efforts to restore and establish national and local institutions for representative government; 9. Requests that, as circumstances permit, the Secretary-General pursue the course of action outlined in paragraphs 98 and 99 of the Report of the Secretary-General of 17 July 2003 (S/2003/715); 10. Takes note of the intention of the Governing Council to hole a constitutional conference and recognizing that the convening of the conference will be a milestone in the movement tothe full exercise of sovereignty, requests the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, at the time of the convening of the conference, and as circumstances permit, to lend the unique expertise of the United Nations to the Iraqi people in this process of political transition, including the establishment of electoral processes; 11. Requests the Secretary-General to ensure that the resourcesof the United Nations and associated organizations are available, if requested by the Iraqi Governing Council and, as circumstances permit, to assist in furtherance of the program provided by the Governing Council in paragraph seven above, and encourages other organizations with expertise in this area to support the Iraqi Governing Council, if requested; 12. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Security Council on his responsibilities under this resolution and the development and implementation of a timetable and program under paragraph seven above; 13. Determines that the provision of security and stability is essential to the successful completion of the political process asoutlined in paragraph seven above and to the ability of the UnitedNations to contribute effectively to that process and the implementation of resolution 1483 (2003), and authorizes a multinational force under unified command to take all necessary measures to contribute to the maintenance of security and stability in Iraq, including for the purpose of ensuring necessaryconditions for the implementation of the timetable and program as well as to contribute to the security of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, the Governing Council of Iraq and other institutions of the Iraqi interim administration, and key humanitarian and economic infrastructure; 14. Urges Member States to contribute assistance under this United Nations mandate, including military forces, to the multinational force referred to in paragraph thirteen above; 15. Decides that the Council shall review the requirements and mission of the multinational forces referred to in paragraph thirteen above not later than one year from the date of this resolution; 16. Emphasizes the importance of establishing effective Iraqi police and security forces in maintaining law, order, and securityand combating terrorism consistent with paragraph four of resolution 1483 (2003), and calls upon Member States and international and regional organizations to contribute to the training and equipping of Iraqi police and security forces; 17. Expresses deep sympathy and condolences for the personal losses suffered by the Iraqi people and by the United Nations and the families of those United Nations personnel and other innocent victims who were killed or injured in these tragic attacks; 18. Unequivocally condemns the terrorist bombings of the Embassy of Jordan on 7 August 2003, of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad on 19 August 2003, and of the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf on 29 August 2003, and the assassination of Dr. Akila al-Hashimi, who died on 25 September 2003, and emphasizes that those responsible must be brought to justice; 19. Calls upon Member States to prevent the transit of terrorists to Iraq, arms for terrorists, and financing that would support terrorists, and emphasizes the importance of strengtheningthe cooperation of the countries of the region, particularly neighbors of Iraq, in this regard; 20. Appeals to Member States and the international financial institutions to strengthen their efforts to assist the people of Iraq in the reconstruction and development of their economy, and urges those institutions to take immediate steps to provide their full range of loans and other financial assistance to Iraq, working with the Governing Council and appropriate Iraqi ministries; 21. Urges Member States and international and regional organizations to support the Iraq reconstruction effort initiated at the 24 June 2003 United Nations Technical Consultations, including through substantial pledges at the 23-24 October 2003 International Donors Conference in Madrid; 22. Calls upon Member States and concerned organizations to help meet the needs of the Iraqi people by providing resources necessary for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Iraq's economic infrastructure; 23. Emphasizes that the International Advisory and Monitoring Board (IAMB) referred to in paragraph 12 of resolution 1493 (2003)should be established as a priority, and reiterates that the Development Funds for Iraq shall be used in a transparent manner as set out in paragraph 14 of resolution 1483 (2003); 24. Reminds all Member States of their obligations under paragraphs 19 and 23 of resolution 1483 (2003), in particular the obligation to immediately cause the transfer of funds, other financial assets and economic resources to the Development Fund for Iraq for the benefit of the Iraqi people; 25. Requests that the United States, on behalf of the multinational force as outlined in paragraph thirteen above, report to the Security Council on the efforts and progress of thisforce as appropriate and not less than every six months; 22. Decides to remain seized of the matter. _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. 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