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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/43/861
28 November 1988

ORIGINAL: ENGLISH

Forty-third session
Agenda item 69


ISRAELI NUCLEAR ARMAMENT

Report of the First Committee

Rapporteur: Mr. Virgilio A. Reyes (Philippines)

I. INTRODUCTION


1. The item entitled “Israeli nuclear armament” was included in the provisional agenda of the forty-third session in accordance with General Assembly resolution 42/44 of 30 November 1987.

2. At its 3rd plenary meeting, on 23 September 1988, the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the General Committee, decided to include the item in its agenda and to allocate it to the First Committee.

3. At its 2nd meeting, on 12 October, the First Committee decided to hold a general debate on the disarmament items allocated to it, namely, items 51 to 69, 139, 141 and 145. The deliberations on those items took place at the 3rd to 25th meetings from 17 October to 2 November (see A/C.1/43/PV.3-25). Consideration of and action on draft resolutions on those items took place between 3 and 18 November (see A/C.1/43/PV.26-43).

4. In connection with item 69, the First Committee had before it the following documents:

(a) Report of the Secretary-General on Israeli nuclear armament (A/43/693);

(b) Letter dated 30 March 1988 from the Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-Generals transmitting the text of the final communiqué of the Seventeenth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, “Session of Islamic Solidarity with the Uprising of the Palestinian People”, held at Amman, Jordan, from 3 to 7 Sha’ban A.H. 1408 (21-25 March 1988) (A/43/273-S/19720);

(c) Letter dated 6 June 1988 from the Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the texts of the final communiqué reports and resolutions adopted by the Seventeenth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, “Session on Islamic Solidarity with the Uprising of the Palestinian People" held at Amman from 3 to 7 Sha’ban A.H. 1408 (21-25 March 1988) (A/43/393-S/19930);

(d) Letter dated 29 September 1988 from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of the final documents adopted by the Conference of Foreign Ministers of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries, held at Nicosia from 5 to 10 September 1988 (A/43/667-S/20212);

(e) Letter dated 6 October 1988 from the Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of the final communiqué of the Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Heads of Delegation of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries to the forty-third session of the General Assembly held in New York on 3 October 1988 (A/43/709).


II. CONSIDERATION OF DRAFT RESOLUTION A/C.1/43/L.6

5. On 28 October, Algeria, Bahrain Democratic Yemen, Djibouti ,Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, the Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen submitted a draft resolution entitled “Israeli nuclear armament” (A/C.1/43/L.6), which was introduced by the representative of Jordan on behalf of the Group of Arab States at the 29th meeting on 7 November.

6. At its 37th meeting, on 15 November, the Committee voted on draft resolution A/C.1/43/L.6 a s follows:

(a) The sixth preambular paragraph was adopted by a recorded vote of 77 to 19, with 32 abstentions. The voting was as follows: 1/


(b) The ninth preambular paragraph was adopted by a recorded vote of 69 to 21, with 35 abstentions. The voting was as follows:


(c) Operative paragraph 2 was adopted by a recorded vote of 79 to 19, with 28 abstentions. The voting was as follows:


(d) Operative paragraph 5 was adopted by a recorded vote of 71 to 24, with 31 abstentions. The voting was as follows: 2/


(e) Operative paragraph 6 was adopted by a recorded vote of 72 to 23, with 32 abstentions. The voting was as follows: 3/


(f) Draft resolution A/C.1/43/L.6, as a whole, was adopted by a recorded vote of 87 to 2, with 45 abstentions (see para. 7). The voting was as follows:



III. RECOMMENDATION OF THE FIRST COMMITTEE

7. The First Committee recommends to the General Assembly the adoption of the following draft resolution:


Israeli nuclear armament


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