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        General Assembly
15 November 2012

Official Records

General Assembly
Sixty-seventh session

39th plenary meeting
Thursday, 15 November 2012, 3 p.m.
New York

President: Mr. Jeremić ...............................................(Serbia)


Agenda item 30 and 117

Report of the Security Council

Mr. Masood Khan (Pakistan): ...


It is regrettable that there has been no movement on the agreed two-State solution for the long-standing Palestinian issue, although it has been debated frequently in the Council. It is ironic that the Council’s own resolutions have not been respected, most notably those on the construction of settlements in the occupied territory and the blockade of Gaza. We have consistently urged Council members to demonstrate greater political will to ensure implementation of the Council’s resolutions. Pakistan supports a sovereign, independent, viable and contiguous State of Palestine, living side by side with all its neighbours in peace and security.


Mr. Khan (Indonesia): ...


The lingering question of Palestine is a major case in point. We very much hope that the situation of Palestine will be dealt with equitably by the Council and that the veto will not stand in the way of enabling the Palestinian people to realize their legitimate rights and aspirations.


Mr. Escalona Ojeda (Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) (spoke in Spanish):


The systematic transgression of laws by Israel as an occupying Power is treated under the item on the evolution of the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine. But that evolution is no more than a systematic violation of human rights, especially if we bear in mind the ongoing occupation of Palestinian land. The atrocities committed by the State of Israel against the Palestinian people are unacceptable. They expose the double standards of those who exercise their veto right to condemn the Palestinian people.


The meeting rose at 1 p.m.

This record contains the text of speeches delivered in English and of the interpretation of speeches delivered in the other languages. Corrections should be submitted to the original languages only. They should be incorporated in a copy of the record and sent under the signature of a member of the delegation concerned to the Chief of the Verbatim Reporting Service, room siU-506. Corrections will be issued after the end of the session in a consolidated corrigendum.

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