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28 April 2002
PRESS STATEMENT ON MIDDLE EAST SITUATION
BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT
Following is this evening's press statement on the Middle East by Security Council President Sergey Lavrov (Russian Federation):
The members of the Security Council heard a briefing by the Under-Secretary-General, Kieran Prendergast, on the sending of the fact-finding team to Jenin.
The members of the Council remain firm in their insistence on full implementation of
Security Council resolution 1405 (2002)
. They are concerned at the continued delay in the arrival of the fact-finding team. They strongly support the Secretary-General in his efforts to ensure the immediate deployment of the fact-finding team to Jenin with full cooperation of Israel and the Palestinian Authority. They support, in particular, the Secretary-General’s letters to Ambassador Lancry and Ambassador Al-Kidwa of 27 April.
The members of the Council expect a positive report from the Secretary-General by 29 April.
This position of the members of the Council has been conveyed to Ambassador Lancry today.
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