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        General Assembly
25 October 1989

Original: ENGLISH

Forty-fourth session
Agenda item 68


Report of the Secretary-General

1. On 7 December 1988, the General Assembly adopted resolution 43/80, the operative part of which read as follows:

2. Pursuant to paragraph 8 of the resolution, the Secretary-General has continued to follow closely Israeli nuclear activities. However, apart from the material received from the International Atomic Energy Agency (see annex), no additional information has been forwarded to the Secretary-General since the submission of the last report to the General Assembly on the subject (A/43/693).


Resolution GC(XXXIII)/RES/506 of 29 September 1989 of the General
Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency
Israeli nuclear capabilities and threat

The General Conference,

(a) Recognizing the urgent need to prevent proliferation of nuclear weapons and a nuclear arms race in the area of the Middle East,

(b) Gravely concerned about Israel's growing nuclear capability and threat to peace and security in the area,

(c) Expressing deep concern about the continuous co-operation between Israel and South Africa in the nuclear field,

(d) Recalling Security Council resolution 487/1981, which, inter alia, requested Israel to submit all its nuclear installations to the Agency's safeguards system and to refrain from attacking or threatening to attack nuclear installations,

(e) Deprecating the continuous refusal by Israel to place all its nuclear installations under the Agency's safeguards, and

(f) Noting the technical study prepared by the Director General on "Modalities of application of Agency safeguards in the Middle East",

1. Calls once again upon Israel to comply without delay with Security Council resolution 487/1981 by submitting all its nuclear installations to Agency safeguards;

2. Requests the Director General to consult with the States concerned in the Middle East area with a view to applying Agency safeguards to all nuclear installations in the area, keeping in mind the relevant recommendations contained in paragraph 75 of the report attached to document GC(XXXIII)/887 and the situation in the area of the Middle East, and to report on the matter to the Board of Governors and to the General Conference at its thirty-fourth regular session;

3. Requests the Director General to inform the Secretary-General of the United Nations of this resolution; and

4. Decides to include in the agenda for its thirty-fourth regular session an item entitled "Israeli nuclear capabilities and threat".


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