The Corner

More Un Clarification

From another reader:

I know this is getting a bit technical, but the Security Counsel

resolutions come under two basic headings, those under Chapter 6 and those

under Chapter 7 of the UN charter. From what I can tell, the resolutions

involving Israel, including the one referenced in your posting in the

Corner, are Chapter 6 resolutions. The Iraq issue was handled under

Chapter 7.

To simplify it, Resolutions under Chapter 6 are “sense of the Council”

resolutions ( I use that term loosely). Chapter 7 resolutions are binding

obligations of the parties. Therefore, your original point still holds

true, although your terminology was off a bit.

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