The resolution gives Iraq a final opportunity to comply with its disarmament obligations. An enhanced inspection regime will be set up with the aim of bringing to full and verified completion the disarmament process.

Iraq shall provide to the UN Monitoring Verification & Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the council, not later than 30 days from the date of this resolution, a currently accurate, full and complete declaration of all aspects of its programmes to develop chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles and other delivery systems, as well as all other chemical, biological and nuclear programmes, including any which it claims are for purposes not related to weapon production or material.

[Paragraph 4] False statements or omissions in the declarations submitted by Iraq pursuant to this resolution and failure by Iraq at any time to comply with, and co-operate fully in the implementation of, this resolution shall constitute a further material breach of Iraq’s obligations and will be reported to the council for assessment.

Iraq shall provide UNMOVIC and IAEA immediate, unimpeded, unconditional and unrestricted access to any and all – including underground – areas, facilities, buildings, equipment, records and means of transport which they wish to inspect. The inspectors may at their discretion conduct interviews inside or outside of Iraq. Inspections are to resume no later than 45 days following adoption of this resolution and to update the council 60 days thereafter.

UNMOVIC and the IAEA shall determine the composition of their inspection teams and ensure that these teams are composed of the most qualified and experienced experts available; the inspectors shall have unrestricted rights of entry into and out of Iraq, the right to free, unrestricted and immediate movement to and from inspection sites and the right to inspect any sites and buildings, including immediate, unimpeded, unconditional and unrestricted access to presidential sites equal to that at other sites.

[Paragraph 11] The resolution directs UNMOVIC’s executive chairman and IAEA’s director-general to report immediately to the council any interference by Iraq with inspection activities, as well as any failure by Iraq to comply with its disarmament obligations, including its obligations regarding inspections under this resolution.

The council will convene immediately upon receipt of a report in accordance with paragraphs 4 or 11 above, in order to consider the situation and the need for full compliance with all of the relevant Security Council resolutions in order to restore international peace and security.

The council recalls, in that context, that the council has repeatedly warned Iraq that it will face serious consequences as a result of its continued violations of its obligations.

Excerpted from the operative paragraphs of the resolution presented by the US to the Security Council on 6 November