In geo-political denotation, an agreement that
once signed, causes an end to hostilities PROVIDED that
to the aforementioned agreemnet are met. Failure to comply
with the accord conditions
in the original action stopped by the Accord to be carried
out as if no agreement was ever effected.
Germany and Japan
are still bound
by Accords both signed in 1945, stating that if they ever became belligerents in their respective theatres
again, the allies would crush them. These
Accords are still in effect.
Saddam Hussein signed an Accord in 1991 allowing
him to retain
1.) He destroyed his WMD stockpiles and showed proof of their disposal.
2.) That he stand
down his military arm and cease to be a threat to the gulf region
3.) That he forfeit
and disavow all claims to Kuwait and other regions.
Said Accord trumped any other agreements that he had with
such entities as the UN. When Saddam refused to comply with
the Accord, Iraq was invaded (An action that was halted due to the 1991 Accord) and Saddam was removed
as a leadership entity. It is interesting to note that the UN refused to enforce
the Accord due to not only
the UN profiting from trading with
Saddam ( in violation of a trade
embargo) but France, Russia and Australia
were also found complicit in this action.