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UNITED
NATIONS
S

        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
S/2002/1322
20 December 2002

Original: English

Letter dated 9 December 2002 from the Permanent Representative of the
United States to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council


I have the honour to enclose the assessment of the United States Presidency of the Security Council for August 2002 (see annex). This has been prepared on my own authority, but I have consulted other members of the Council before submitting it.

I should be grateful if you would circulate the present letter and its annex as a document of the Security Council.


(Signed) John D. Negroponte



Annex to the letter dated 9 December 2002 from the Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

Assessment of the work of the Security Council during the presidency of the United States of America (August 2002)


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Middle East

Members of the Security Council held informal consultations on 22 August to hear a briefing by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Danilo Türk on developments in the Middle East. The Assistant Secretary-General informed the Council about the international task force meeting in Paris and the Secretary-General’s appointment of a Personal Humanitarian Envoy, Catherine Bertini. He also expressed concern about the uneasy calm prevailing along the Blue Line between Israel and Lebanon and urged interested parties to make efforts to bring an end to Israeli overflights of Lebanon and Hizbullah anti-aircraft firings over Israel that could lead to escalation.

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