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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/49/2
18 October 1994

Original: ENGLISH

Report of the Security Council
to the General Assembly
(covering the period
from 16 June 1993 to 15 June 1994)



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ITEMS RELATED TO THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST

A.The situation in the Middle East

1.United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon and developments in the Israel-Lebanon sector

(a)Communications received between 14 and 28 July 1993, report of the Secretary-General and request for a meeting

Letter dated 14 July 1993 (S/26083) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General, informing him of his Government's decision to request the Security Council to extend the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), for a further period of six months.

Report of the Secretary-General dated 20 July (S/26111), describing developments relating to UNIFIL for the period from 23 January to 20 July 1993, submitted prior to the expiration of the mandate of the Force on 31 July 1993.

Letter dated 26 July (S/26151) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the President of the Security Council, requesting an urgent meeting of the Council to consider the grave situation in Lebanon resulting from the large-scale bombardment of towns and villages in Lebanon by Israel.

Letter dated 26 July (S/26152) from the representative of Israel addressed to the President of the Security Council.

Letter dated 26 July (S/26153) from the representative of the United Arab Emirates, transmitting, in his capacity as Chairman of the Arab Group for the month of July 1993, the text of a statement issued by the secretariat of the League of Arab States (LAS) on 25 July 1993.

Letter dated 26 July (S/26165) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 27 July (S/26175) from the representative of Belgium addressed to the President of the Security Council, transmitting the text of a statement issued by the European Community and its member States on 27 July 1993.

Letter dated 28 July (S/26191) from the observer of Palestine addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 28 July (S/26192) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General.

(b)Consideration at the 3258th meeting (28 July 1993), the adoption of resolution 852 (1993) and presidential statement

At the 3258th meeting, held on 28 July 1993 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, the Security Council included the following item in its agenda without objection:

The President drew attention to the text of a draft resolution (S/26177) that had been prepared in the course of the Council's prior consultations, which he proposed to put to the vote.

Decision: At the 3258th meeting, on 28 July 1993, the draft resolution (S/26177) was adopted unanimously as resolution 852 (1993).

Resolution 852 (1993) reads as follows:

The President of the Security Council stated that, following consultations of the Council, he had been authorized to make the following statement on behalf of the Council (S/26183):
(c)Communications received between 29 July 1993 and 13 January 1994 and report of the Secretary-General

Letter dated 29 July 1993 (S/26196) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 30 July (S/26201) from the observer of Palestine addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 30 July (S/26202) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 30 July (S/26207) from the representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting a letter of the same date from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 2 August (S/26211) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 13 January 1994 (S/1994/30) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General, informing him of the decision of his Government to request the Security Council to extend the mandate of UNIFIL for a further period of six months.

Report of the Secretary-General dated 20 January 1994 (S/1994/62), describing developments relating to UNIFIL during the period from 21 July 1993 to 20 January 1994, submitted prior to the expiration of the mandate of the Force on 31 January 1994.

(d)Consideration at the 3331st meeting (28 January 1994), the adoption of resolution 895 (1994) and presidential statement

At the 3331st meeting, held on 28 January 1994 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, the Security Council included the following item in its agenda without objection:

The President drew attention to the text of a draft resolution (S/1994/92) that had been prepared in the course of the Council's prior consultations, which he proposed to put to the vote.

Decision: At the 3331st meeting, on 28 January 1994, the draft resolution (S/1994/92) was adopted unanimously as resolution 895 (1994).

Resolution 895 (1994) reads as follows:

The President of the Security Council stated that, following consultations of the Council, he had been authorized to make the following statement on behalf of the Council (S/PRST/1994/5):

(e)Communications received between 24 May and 13 June 1994 and requests for a meeting

Letter dated 24 May 1994 (S/1994/609) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 28 May (S/1994/643) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the President of the Security Council, requesting an urgent meeting of the Council to consider the abduction by Israeli commandos of a Lebanese citizen.

Letter dated 3 June (S/1994/658) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the President of the Security Council, requesting an urgent meeting of the Council to consider new Israeli aggression against Lebanon.

Letter dated 3 June (S/1994/660) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 10 June (S/1994/701 and Corr.1) from the representative of Pakistan addressed to the President of the Security Council, transmitting, in his capacity as the Chairman of the Islamic Group at the United Nations, the text of a statement adopted at a special meeting, at ambassadorial level, held at United Nations Headquarters, on the same date.

Letter dated 13 June (S/1994/712) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting a statement issued by the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries at its ministerial meeting in Cairo on 3 June 1993 and an excerpt from the Final Declaration of that meeting.

2.United Nations Disengagement Observer Force

(a)Communications dated 30 July and 2 August 1993 and report of the Secretary-General

Letter dated 30 July 1993 (S/26225) from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council, informing him of the rotation of contingents in the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), including the replacement of the Finnish infantry battalion at the end of 1993 by a Polish battalion.

Letter dated 2 August (S/26226) from the President of the Security Council addressed to the Secretary-General, stating that members of the Council had considered his letter of 30 July (S/26225) concerning UNDOF and noted the information contained therein.

Report of the Secretary-General dated 22 November 1993 (S/26781), describing the activities of UNDOF from 22 May to 22 November 1993, submitted prior to the expiration of the mandate of the Force on 30 November 1993.

(b)Consideration at the 3320th meeting (29 November 1993), the adoption of resolution 887 (1993) and presidential statement

At the 3320th meeting, held on 29 November 1993 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, the Security Council included the following item in its agenda without objection:

The President drew attention to the text of a draft resolution (S/26808) that had been prepared in the course of the Council's consultations, which he proposed to put to the vote.

Decision: At the 3320th meeting, on 29 November 1993, the draft resolution (S/26808) was adopted unanimously as 887 (1993).

Resolution 887 (1993) reads as follows:

The President of the Security Council stated that, following consultations of the Council, he had been authorized to make the following statement on behalf of the Council (S/26809):

(c)Report of the Secretary-General dated 22 May 1994

Report of the Secretary-General dated 22 May 1994 (S/1994/587 and Corr.1) describing the activities of UNDOF from 23 November 1993 to 22 May 1994, submitted prior to the expiration of the mandate of the Force on 31 May 1994.

(d)Consideration at the 3382nd meeting (26 May 1994), the adoption of resolution 921 (1994) and presidential statement

At the 3382nd meeting, held on 26 May 1994 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, the Security Council included the following item in its agenda without objection:

The President drew attention to the text of a draft resolution (S/1994/620) that had been prepared in the course of the Council's prior consultations, which he proposed to put to the vote.

Decision: At the 3382nd meeting, on 26 May 1994, the draft resolution (S/1994/620) was adopted unanimously as resolution 921 (1994).

Resolution 921 (1994) reads as follows:

The President of the Security Council stated that, following consultations of the Council, he had been authorized to make the following statement on behalf of the Council (S/PRST/1994/27):
"As is known, the report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (S/1994/587 and Corr.1) states, in paragraph 20: 'Despite the present quiet in the Israel-Syria sector, the situation in the Middle East as a whole continues to be potentially dangerous and is likely to remain so, unless and until a comprehensive settlement covering all aspects of the Middle East problem can be reached.' That statement of the Secretary-General reflects the view of the Security Council."

3. Other aspects of the situation in the Middle East

(a)Communications received between 1 September 1993 and 27 May 1994 and report of the Secretary-General

Letter dated 1 September 1993 (S/26396) from the representative of Belgium addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a statement dated 31 August 1993 by the Presidency of the European Community on the peace process in the Middle East.

Letter dated 9 September (S/26443) from the representative of Venezuela addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a communiqué by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela dated 9 September 1993 on the occasion of the signing, by Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), of the interim peace agreement.

Letter dated 15 September (S/26447) from the representative of Belgium addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a statement issued on 13 September 1993 by the Presidency of the European Community on the peace process in the Middle East.

Letter dated 15 September (S/26453) from the representative of Malaysia addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a statement by the Government of Malaysia on the mutual recognition of the PLO and Israel and on the agreement on limited Palestinian autonomy in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank town of Jericho.

Letter dated 15 September (S/26459) from the representative of India addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a statement on the recent Palestinian-Israeli agreement made by a spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs of India.

Letter dated 17 September (S/26465) from the representative of Madagascar addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of letters dated 13 September 1993 from the President of Madagascar to the Chairman of the PLO, the Prime Minister of Madagascar to the Prime Minister of Israel, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Madagascar to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Israel and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Madagascar to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Head of the Political Department of the PLO.

Letter dated 20 September (S/26473) from the representative of Madagascar addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a message of congratulations dated 13 September 1993 from the President of Madagascar to the President of Israel, following the signing of the Israeli-Palestinian agreement.

Letter dated 22 September (S/26494) from the representative of Thailand addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a statement issued on 10 September 1993 by the Government of Thailand on the agreement between the PLO and Israel on limited autonomy in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank town of Jericho.

Letter dated 23 September (S/26495) from the representative of Cyprus addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a statement made by the President of Cyprus on 14 September 1993, concerning the Palestinian-Israeli agreement.

Letter dated 25 September (S/26548) from the representative of El Salvador addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a press release issued on 10 September 1993 on the occasion of the signing of the agreement on mutual recognition between the Government of Israel and the PLO.

Letter dated 29 September (S/26502) from the representative of Indonesia addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting, as Chairman of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement, a statement adopted by its Committee on Palestine at its ministerial meeting held on 28 September 1993 in New York.

Letter dated 29 September (S/26505) from the representative of Brunei Darussalam addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a statement by the Government of Brunei Darussalam on the signing of the Agreement on Mutual Recognition and the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements between the PLO and Israel.

Letter dated 29 September (S/26512) from the representative of Ghana addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a statement issued by the Government of Ghana and of letters from the President of Ghana to the leaders of the PLO and the Israeli Prime Minister on the recent PLO-Israel agreement.

Letter dated 8 October (S/26560) from the representatives of the Russian Federation and the United States of America addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting, as co-sponsors of the peace process launched at Madrid in October 1991 and witnesses to the signing at Washington, on 13 September 1993, of the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements, the pertinent Annexes and the Agreed Minutes, the text of the aforementioned documents.

Letter dated 7 October (S/26563) from the representative of Singapore addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a press statement issued on 11 September 1993, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore on the signing of the agreement on mutual recognition between Israel and the PLO.

Report of the Secretary-General dated 19 November (S/26769) submitted in pursuance of General Assembly resolution 47/64 D of 11 December 1992 on the question of Palestine.

Letter dated 29 December (S/26926) from the representative of the United Arab Emirates addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the final communiqué of the fourteenth session of the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council held at Riyadh from 20 to 22 December 1993.

Letter dated 10 March 1994 (S/1994/292) from the representative of Greece addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a statement (undated) of the European Union on the Middle East.

Letter dated 25 March (S/1994/353) from the representative of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 6 April (S/1994/401) from the representative of Israel addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 13 April (S/1994/427) from the representative of Israel addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 13 April (S/1994/434) from the representative of Saudi Arabia addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a communiqué issued by the Ministerial Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council, at its fiftieth session, held at Riyadh on 2 and 3 April 1994.

Letter dated 27 May (S/1994/727) from the representatives of the Russian Federation and the United States of America addressed to the Secretary-General transmitting, as co-sponsors of the peace process launched at Madrid in October 1991 and witnesses to the signing at Cairo, on 4 May 1994, of the Agreement on the Gaza Strip and the Jericho Area, the text of the agreement, including its annexes and maps, and an exchange of letters by the Government of Israel and the PLO, the representative of the Palestinian people.

B.The situation in the occupied Arab territories

1.Communications received between 22 June 1993 and 28 February 1994 and requests for a meeting

Letter dated 22 June 1993 (S/25991) from the representative of Jordan addressed to the President of the Security Council, transmitting, in his capacity as the Chairman of the Arab Group for the month of June 1993, resolution 5272 of the Council of LAS, adopted at its ninety-ninth ordinary session, concerning the occupied Syrian Arab Golan.

Letter dated 1 July (S/26029) from the representative of Israel addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 6 July (S/26045) from the observer of Palestine addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 13 July (S/26078) from the observer of Palestine addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 20 December (S/26907) from the representative of Israel addressed to the President of the Security Council, stating that, on 15 December 1992, the Government of Israel had decided to deport temporarily 415 members of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad for a period of two years.

Identical letters dated 25 February 1994 (S/1994/214) from the representative of Jordan addressed to the Secretary-General and to the President of the Security Council, transmitting the text of a statement made by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Jordan concerning the massacre at the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron on the same date.

Letter dated 25 February (S/1994/218) from the observer of Palestine addressed to the Secretary-General calling upon the Security Council to convene a meeting to consider the situation resulting from the massacre in Hebron.

Letter dated 25 February (S/1994/220) from the Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 25 February (S/1994/222) from the representative of Egypt addressed to the President of the Security Council, requesting, in his capacity as Chairman of the Arab Group for the month of February, an immediate formal meeting of the Council to consider the serious situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem.

Letter dated 25 February (S/1994/223) from the representative of Pakistan addressed to the President of the Security Council, transmitting the text of a statement adopted at a meeting of the States members of OIC, containing a request for an immediate meeting of the Council to investigate the Hebron massacre.

Letter dated 28 February (S/1994/229) from the representative of Kuwait addressed to the President of the Security Council, transmitting the text of a statement issued on 26 February 1994 by the Kuwaiti Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs concerning the massacre in Hebron.

Letter dated 28 February (S/1994/231) from the representative of Greece addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text (undated) of a declaration of the European Union on the events in Hebron.

Letter dated 28 February (S/1994/233) from the representative of Egypt addressed to the President of the Security Council, transmitting, as Chairman of the Arab Group for the month of February 1994, the text of resolution 5362, adopted on 27 February 1994 by LAS at its emergency meeting concerning the Hebron massacre.

Letter dated 28 February (S/1994/236) from the representative of the Sudan addressed to the President of the Security Council, transmitting the text of a statement issued on 26 February 1994 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Sudan concerning the Hebron massacre.

Letter dated 28 February (S/1994/237) from the representative of Australia addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a statement made on 26 February 1994 by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia on the Hebron massacre.

Letter dated 28 February (S/1994/237) from the representative of India addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a statement made on 26 February 1994 by a spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs of India on the Hebron massacre.

2.Consideration at the 3340th meeting (28 February 1994)

At the 3340th meeting, held on 28 February 1994, the Security Council included the following item in its agenda without objection:

The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia, Qatar, the Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, at their request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Charter and rule 37 of the Council's provisional rules of procedure.

The President drew attention to a letter dated 26 February 1994 from the observer of Palestine to the United Nations (S/1994/232), requesting an invitation to participate in the discussion in accordance with the Council's previous practice.

The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representative of Palestine to participate in the discussion, in accordance with the rules of procedure and the Council's previous practice in that regard.

In accordance with the request contained in a letter dated 26 February 1994 from the representative of Pakistan (S/1994/227), the President, with the consent of the Council, extended an invitation under rule 39 of the Council's provisional rules of procedure to Mr. Ahmed Engin Ansay.

The Council began its consideration of the item and heard a statement by the representative of Palestine.

The Council also heard statements by the representatives of Egypt, Israel, Pakistan, Tunisia and Jordan.

In accordance with the decision taken earlier at the meeting, the Council heard a statement under rule 39 of the provisional rules of procedure by Mr. Ansay.

3.Communications received on 1 March 1994

Letter dated 1 March 1994 (S/1994/239) from the representative of Indonesia, transmitting, on behalf of the Chairman of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement, a copy of a communiqué of the Committee on Palestine of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries adopted in New York on 1 March 1994.

Letter dated 1 March (S/1994/242) from the representative of Senegal addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a statement issued on 25 February 1994 by the President of Senegal, in his capacity as President of the Sixth Summit of Heads of State and Government of OIC, concerning the Hebron massacre.

Letter dated 1 March (S/1994/244) from the representative of Tajikistan addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a statement issued on 28 February 1994 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan concerning the tragedy at Hebron.

4.Consideration at the 3341st and 3342nd meetings (1 and 2 March 1994)

At the 3341st meeting, held on 1 March 1994, the Security Council included the following item in its agenda without objection:

The Council resumed its consideration of the item, which had been started at the 3340th meeting, held on 28 February 1994. In addition to the representatives previously invited, the President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of Bahrain, Bangladesh, Japan, Mauritania and Ukraine, at their request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Charter and rule 37 of the Council's provisional rules of procedure.

The President, with the consent of the Council, extended an invitation, under rule 39 of the Council's provisional rules of procedure, to the Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.

The Council continued its consideration of the item and heard statements by the representatives of Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and Lebanon.

At the 3342nd meeting, held on 2 March 1994, in addition to the representatives previously invited, the President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at his request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Charter and rule 37 of the Council's provisional rules of procedure.

The Council continued its consideration of the item and heard statements by the representatives of Indonesia, Greece, the Syrian Arab Republic, Algeria, Malaysia, Kuwait, Turkey, the Sudan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ukraine and Japan.

In accordance with the decision taken at the 3341st meeting, the Council heard a statement under rule 39 of the provisional rules of procedure by the Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.

Statements were also made by the representatives of Mauritania, Bangladesh, Bahrain and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

5.Communications received between 2 and 14 March 1994

Letter dated 2 March 1994 (S/1994/247) from the representative of Malaysia addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a statement dated 26 February 1994 by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Malaysia concerning the Hebron massacre.

Letter dated 3 March (S/1994/256) from the representative of Brunei Darussalam addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brunei Darussalam on the Hebron massacre.

Letter dated 7 March (S/1994/269) from the representative of Jordan addressed to the President of the Security Council, and enclosure.

Letter dated 7 March (S/1994/275) from the representative of Pakistan addressed to the President of the Security Council, transmitting the text of a statement adopted on the same date by the States members of OIC in New York on the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory.

Letter dated 10 March (S/1994/292) from the representative of Greece addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting a statement (undated) of the European Union on the Middle East.

Letter dated 14 March (S/1994/295) from the representative of Israel addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of decisions taken by the Government of Israel on 13 March 1994.

6.Consideration at the 3351st meeting (18 March 1994) and the adoption of resolution 904 (1994)

At the 3351st meeting, held on 18 March 1994, the Security Council included the following item in its agenda without objection:

The Council resumed its consideration of the item, which had started, then continued, at its 3340th to 3342nd meetings, held on 28 February and 1 and 2 March 1994 respectively, and extended the same invitations to participate in the discussion without the right to vote.

The President drew attention to the text of a draft resolution contained in document S/1994/280, submitted by Djibouti, on behalf of the non-aligned members of the Security Council (Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan and Rwanda), France, the Russian Federation, Spain and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The President informed the Council that a paragraph-by-paragraph vote on the draft resolution had been requested.

The Council proceeded to vote on draft resolution S/1994/280 paragraph by paragraph.

Before the vote, statements were made by the representatives of Djibouti, Oman, Nigeria, Spain, Rwanda, China and Pakistan.

Decisions: At the 3351st meeting, on 18 March 1994, the first preambular paragraph was adopted unanimously.

The second preambular paragraph was adopted by 14 votes in favour (Argentina, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Djibouti, France, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), to none against with 1 abstention (United States of America).

The third preambular paragraph was adopted unanimously.

The fourth preambular paragraph was adopted unanimously.

The fifth preambular paragraph was adopted unanimously.

The sixth preambular paragraph was adopted by 14 votes in favour (Argentina, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Djibouti, France, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), to none against with 1 abstention (United States of America).

Operative paragraph 1 was adopted unanimously.

Operative paragraph 2 was adopted unanimously.

Operative paragraph 3 was adopted unanimously.

Operative paragraph 4 was adopted unanimously.

Operative paragraph 5 was adopted unanimously.

The President stated that it was his understanding that the Council wished to adopt draft resolution S/1994/280 as a whole without a vote.

Decision: At the 3351st meeting, on 18 March 1994, the draft resolution (S/1994/280) as a whole was adopted without a vote as resolution 904 (1994).

Resolution 904 (1994) reads as follows:

Following the vote, statements were made by the representatives of the United States, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Brazil, and by the President, speaking in his capacity as the representative of France.

Statements were made by the representatives of Israel and Palestine.

7.Communications received between 24 March and 27 May 1994

Letter dated 24 March (S/1994/342) from the representative of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting, in his capacity as Chairman of the Arab Group for March 1994, a letter from the Secretary-General of LAS to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 25 March (S/1994/353) from the representative of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 29 March (S/1994/356) from the observer of Palestine addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 5 April (S/1994/403) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting, in his capacity as Chairman of the Arab Group for April 1994, the text of resolution 5366, on Jerusalem, adopted on 27 March 1994 by the Council of LAS at its one hundred and first regular session.

Letter dated 15 April (S/1994/452) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting, in his capacity as Chairman of the Arab Group for the month of April 1994, resolution 5368 of the Council of LAS, entitled "The occupied Syrian Arab Golan", adopted on 27 March 1994.

Letter dated 27 May (S/1994/727) from the representatives of the Russian Federation and the United States of America addressed to the Secretary-General enclosing, as co-sponsors of the peace process launched at Madrid in October 1991 and witnesses to the signing at Cairo on 4 May 1994 of the agreement on the Gaza Strip and the Jericho Area, the text of the agreement, including its annexes and maps, and an exchange of letters by the Government of Israel and the PLO, the representative of the Palestinian people.

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