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Security Council
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UNRESTRICTED

S/732
18 May 1948

ORIGINAL: ENGLISH


SUMMARY STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON MATTERS OF WHICH
THE SECURITY COUNCIL IS SEIZED AND OF THE STAGE REACHED
IN THEIR CONSIDERATION


Pursuant to rule 11 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council, I submit the following summary statement on matters of which the Security Council is seized and of the stage reached in their consideration on 19 May 1948.

1. The Iranian Question (see document S/728);

2. Special Agreements under Article 43 and the Organization of the Armed Forces made available to the Security Council (see document S/728);

3. Rules of procedure of the Security Council (document S/728);

4. Statute and rules of procedure of the Military Staff Committee (see document S/728);

5. The general regulation and reduction of armaments and information on Armed Forces of the United Nations (see document S/728);

6. Appointment of a Governor of the Free Territory of Trieste (see documents S/728);

7. The Egyptian Question (see document S/728);

8. The Indonesian Question (see document S/728);

9. Voting procedure in the Security Council (see document S/728);

10. Procedure in application of Articles 87 and 88 of the Charter with regard to the Pacific Islands under strategic trusteeship of the United States of America (see document S/728);

11. Application for membership (see document S/728);

12. The Palestinian question (see also documents S/728 and S/729);

Discussion was continued at the 291st and 292nd meetings. At the 291st meeting, the President drew to the attention of the Council two cablegrams (documents S/741 and S/742) which had been received from the Truce Commission in Palestine. It was agreed that the President would reply to the cablegram (S/741) concerning the control of traffic between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, to the effect that the Truce Commission should use its own discretion as to the employment of the various means of assistance it required, and that whatever resources were available on the spot should be used to implement any agreement between the parties, including such facilities of the International Red Cross as its deemed appropriate.

At the 292nd meeting the President brought to the attention of the Council a letter and enclosed cablegram which had been received from the Jewish Agency for Palestine (document S/744), and also a cablegram from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt (document S/743), concerning the armed intervention in Palestine of the Government of Egypt.

13. The India-Pakistan question (see documents S/728 and S/739);

14. The Czechoslovakian situation (see documents S/728 and S/731).

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