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SecCo members from US/France/Lebanon react to res. 1595.
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UNITED
NATIONS
S

        Security Council
PROVISIONAL
S/PV.5160
7 April 2005

Security Council
Sixtieth year
5160th meeting
Thursday, 7 April 2005, 12.25 p.m.
New York


President:Mr. Wang Guangya (China)
Members:Algeria Mr. Baali
Argentina Mr. Mayoral
Benin Mr. Zinsou
Brazil Mr. Sardenberg
Denmark Mr. Faaborg-Andersen
France Mr. De La Sablière
Greece Mrs. Papadopoulou
Japan Mr. Kitaoka
Philippines Mr. Baja
Romania Mr. Dumitru
Russian Federation Mr. Denisov
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Mr. Thomson
United Republic of Tanzania Mr. Mahiga
United States of America Mr. Holliday



Agenda


The situation in the Middle East

Letter dated 24 March 2005 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2005/203).




The meeting was called to order at 12.25 p.m.


Adoption of the agenda


The agenda was adopted.

The situation in the Middle East

Letter dated 24 March 2005 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2005/203)

The President (spoke in Chinese ): The Security Council will now begin its consideration of the item on its agenda.

Members of the Council have before them document S/2005/203, which contains a letter dated 24 March 2005 from the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Fact-finding Mission to Lebanon.

Members of the Council also have before them document S/2005/227, which contains the text of a draft resolution submitted by Denmark, France, Greece, Japan, Philippines, Romania, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America.

I should also like to draw the attention of members of the Council to the following documents: S/2005/208, letter dated 29 March 2005 from Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General; S/2005/209, identical letters dated 29 March 2005 from the Syrian Arab Republic addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council; and S/2005/219, letter dated 23 March 2005 from Lebanon and the Syrian Arab Republic addressed to the President of the Security Council.

It is my understanding that the Council is ready to proceed to the vote on the draft resolution. Unless I hear any objection, I shall put the draft resolution to the vote now.

There being no objection, it is so decided.

A vote was taken by show of hands.

In favour:
Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Greece, Japan, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America

The President (spoke in Chinese): There were 15 votes in favour. The draft resolution has been adopted unanimously as resolution 1595 (2005).

The Security Council has thus concluded the present stage of its consideration of the item on its agenda.

The meeting rose at 12.35 p.m.

This record contains the text of speeches delivered in English and of the interpretation of speeches delivered in the other languages. The final text will be printed in the Official Records of the Security Council . 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 C-154A.



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