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11 October 1990
LETTER DATED 11 OCTOBER 1990 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF
TUNISIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
I have the honour to enclose the statement issued by the Council of Ministers of the Tunisian Republic, dated 10 October 1990, regarding the recent events in the occupied Arab territories, in which the President of the Republic launches a pressing appeal to the Security Council to take all practical and urgent measures that will deter Israel and induce it to desist from its arrogant attitude, the blind repression it is carrying out and its contempt for international law and United Nations resolutions.
I should be grateful if you would have the text of this letter and its annex
circulated as a document of the Security Council.
) Ahmed GREZAL
Communiqué from the Council of Ministers of the
This morning, 10 October 1990, at the Palais de Carthage, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali presided over the regular meeting of the Council of Ministers
At the conclusion of the discussions, Mr. Ahmed Khaled, Minister of Culture and Information, made the following statement:
"The Council has reviewed the serious situation in the Occupied Territories generally, and in the town of Al-Quds in particular, after the profanation of the Al-Aqsa mosque by the Zionist occupation forces, and has strongly condemned the odious crimes perpetrated by those forces against unarmed Palestinian civilians.
"On this occasion, the President of the Tunisian Republic once again paid tribute to the courage and bravery of the Palestinian people in the heroic struggle they have been waging to defend the sacred places of Islam against Zionist aggression, as it has done before in the case of the holy places of Christianity and in that of Al-Quds.
"The Head of State made an urgent appeal to the Security Council to take all concrete and urgent steps to deter Israel and to induce that country to put an end to its arrogance and its blind repression against the intifadah of the valiant Palestinian people, and its contempt for international law and United Nations resolutions. In so doing, and by treating all issues equally firmly and with the same degree of stringency, the United Nations would enhance its credibility and would be seen to be the true source of international legality and the guarantor of peace and security in the world.
"The Council of Ministers also reaffirmed Tunisia's concern to work towards the restoration of a climate of concord between the Arab brothers and towards joint efforts on their part once again, within the League of Arab States, to deal with all questions within the framework of a frank and loyal dialogue and to promote the various interests and major causes of the Arab nation, the first and foremost of these being the Palestinian cause."