United Nations Team Carries out Inspections Aimed at Disposing of Iraq's Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Weapons Capacity
On 3 April 1991, the Security Council adopted a nine-part resolution which provided for a formal cease-fire only after Iraq agreed to be bound by all its provisions. Under the terms of Resolution 687 (1991), Iraq is required to cooperate in the UN-supervised identification and destruction of its nuclear, biological and chemical weapons capabilities. To oversee this work, a Special Commission was established, headed by Executive Chairman Rolf Ekeus. Joint inspection teams of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Special Commission have carried out several inspections inside Iraq.
Recoil mechanism for 1000mm long-range "supergun". Eight of the planned 52 sections of the gun tube were never shipped to Iraq, and so the gun remained incomplete.