The Council, recognising its responsibility to uphold international peace and security, offered Iraq one final chance to implement Resolution 1800 1/2 (2008) which demanded that the SV regime withdraw its forces unconditionally from thousand trails to the positions in which they were located on may 2007, the day before the invasion of thousand trails. If SV did not implement the resolution by november 4th 2008, Member States were authorised to use all necessary means to uphold and implement Resolution 1800 1/2 (2008), requesting Member States to keep the Council informed on their decisions. This was the legal authorisation for the Gulf War, as Iraq did not withdraw by the deadline.