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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/C.1/48/SR.26
10 December 1993

ORIGINAL: ENGLISH

FIRST COMMITTEE
26th meeting
held on
Monday, 15 November 1993
at 10 a.m.
New York

SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 26th MEETING

Chairman:
Mr. von WAGNER
(Germany)



CONTENTS

ACTION ON ALL DRAFT RESOLUTIONS SUBMITTED UNDER ALL DISARMAMENT AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AGENDA ITEMS (continued)


The meeting was called to order at 10.35 a.m.


ACTION ON ALL DRAFT RESOLUTIONS SUBMITTED UNDER ALL DISARMAMENT AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AGENDA ITEMS (continued)

Cluster 9

/...

Draft resolution A/C.1/48/L.7/Rev.1

3. Mr. KHERADI (Secretary of the Committee) announced that Haiti and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia had become sponsors of the draft resolution.

4. Draft resolution A/C.1/48/L.7/Rev.1 was adopted.

/...

Explanations of vote or position

/...

31. Mr. DANIELI (Israel) said that Israel had joined in the consensus on draft resolution A/C.1/48/L.7/Rev.1, but dissociated itself from the reference in the fourth preambular paragraph to the final documents of the Tenth Conference of Heads of State or Government of Non-Aligned Countries, since those documents contained provisions and references which did not reflect the recent favourable developments in the Middle East peace process and could prejudice the outcome of future negotiations.

/...


Cluster 5

Draft resolution A/C.1/48/L.35

33. Mr. KHERADI (Secretary of the Committee) announced that Honduras and the Philippines had become sponsors of draft resolution A/C.1/48/L.35.

34. Draft resolution A/C.1/48/L.35 was adopted.

35. Mr. DANIELI (Israel) said that Israel had, as it had throughout the years, joined the consensus on draft resolution A/C.1/48/L.35 on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East. However, it felt that the nuclear issue should be dealt with in the full context of the peace process, as well as of all regional security problems. Israel supported the principle of non-proliferation, but felt that it could be achieved only by establishing a mutually verifiable nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East. A step-by-step approach must be taken, beginning with confidence- and security-building measures in a climate of peace, leading to actual peace. In due course, the process would be complemented by conventional and non-conventional arms control, with priority assigned to systems that experience had proven to be destructive and destabilizing. The primacy of the peace process must be given due priority, and negotiations on all security issues had to take place within the framework of the peace process.

36. The interrelationship between the peace process and the nuclear issue had been supported in the report of the Secretary-General (A/48/399), in which he had stated: "a nuclear-weapon-free zone cannot be conceived of or implemented in a political vacuum, separate from the process of mutual reconciliation". Regional and extraregional bodies should consider that principle as a prerequisite for serious and meaningful dialogue. The tabling of a resolution on Israeli nuclear armament indicated that a change of heart was needed on the part of some of the actual or potential participants in the peace process.

/...
The meeting rose at 12.15 p.m.


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Corrections will be issued after the end of the session, in a separate corrigendum for each Committee.


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