United Nations Security Council Resolution 1388

UN Security Council
Resolution 1388

Ariana Afghan Airlines aircraft
Date 15 January 2002
Meeting no. 4,449
Code S/RES/1388 (Document)
Subject The situation in Afghanistan
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 1388, adopted unanimously on 15 January 2002, after recalling resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1333 (2000) on the situation in Afghanistan, the Council, acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, lifted sanctions against Ariana Afghan Airlines as the airline was no longer controlled by or on behalf of the Taliban.[1]

The provisions of the resolution also terminated restrictions with regard to the airline, such as the denial of all states to refuse permission to allow Ariana Afghan Airlines aircraft to land, take off or overfly their territory; the freezing of funds and financial assets; and the closure of the airline's offices in their territory.[2]

The sanctions were originally put in place to force the Taliban regime to hand over Osama bin Laden who was indicted by the United States over the 1998 bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.[3]

See also


  1. "Security Council decides to lift restrictions on Ariana Afghan Airlines". United Nations. 15 January 2002.
  2. Gowlland-Debbas, Vera; Tehindrazanarivelo, Djacoba Liva (2004). National implementation of United Nations sanctions: a comparative study. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. p. 15. ISBN 978-90-04-14090-5.
  3. "With Taliban out, Security Council lifts sanctions against Ariana Afghan Airlines". United Nations News Centre. 15 January 2002.
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