U.N. and It's Involvment in the Iran/Iraq War
The Purpose of this web site is to give a brief overview of the Security Council involvement in the war between Iran and Iraq.
The purpose of the Security Council is to act as a military force that enforces U.N. policies. The General Assembly has all the members vote on a single matter before an action takes place.
The Security Council is made up of five permanent members. The other elven members serve two year terms. The five permanent members alone have the power to veto each other. If one member vetos the decison,then the Security Council may not act on the matter.
The United Nations Security Council intervened in the Iran/Iraq War when Saddam Hussien used modified SCUD missiles on civillian targets.
Objectives of Security Council:
- Uphold U.N. policies.
- Defend member countries when in danger.
- Hold meetings for un involvement
- Keep the peace in most or all regions
- Find resolutions for war-like countries
Topic Related Links
Security Council resources
Facts on Iran
United Nations official website