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Security Council
Distr.
UNRESTRICTED

S/774
13 May 1948

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ORIGINAL: FRENCH


CABLEGRAM DATED 18 MAY 1948 FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL ADDRESSED TO THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF YEMEN, AND REPLY THERETO SUBMITTED BY THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF YEMEN ON 23 MAY 1948


THE SECURITY COUNCIL AT ITS 295TH MEETING HELD ON 18 MAY DECIDED TO ADDRESS TO YOUR GOVERNMENT FOLLOWING QUESTIONS QUOTE

(A) ARE ARMED ELEMENTS OF YOUR ARMED FORCES OR IRREGULAR FORCES SPONSORED BY YOUR GOVERNMENT NOW OPERATING (1) IN PALESTINE, (2) IN AREAS (TOWNS, CITIES, DISTRICTS) OF PALESTINE WHERE THE JEWS ARE IN THE MAJORITY.

(B) IF SO, WHERE ARE SUCH FORCES NOW LOCATED AND UNDER WHAT COMMAND ARE THEY OPERATING, AND WHAT ARE THEIR MILITARY OBJECTIVES.

(C) ON WHAT BASIS IS IT CLAIMED THAT SUCH FORCES ARE ENTITLED TO ENTER (1) PALESTINE, (2) AREAS (TOWNS, CITIES, DISTRICTS) OF PALESTINE WHERE THE JEWS ARE IN THE MAJORITY, AND CONDUCT OPERATIONS THERE.

(D) WHO IS NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EXERCISE OF POLITICAL FUNCTIONS IN THE AREAS OF PALESTINE WHERE THE ARABS ARE IN THE MAJORITY.

(E) IS SUCH AUTHORITY NOW NEGOTIATING WITH JEWISH AUTHORITIES ON A POLITICAL SETTLEMENT IN PALESTINE.

(F) HAVE THE JEWISH FORCES VIOLATED YOUR FRONTIERS AND PENETRATED YOUR TERRITORY.

REPLY

TO HIS EXCELLENCY MONSIEUR ALEXANDRE PARODI, PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL

IN REPLY TO YOUR EXCELLENCY'S CABLE I HAVE THE HONOUR TO ASK YOU TO BE GOOD ENOUGH TO ADDRESS YOUR QUESTIONS TO THE HIGH ARAB LEAGUE AT CAIRO. ACCEPT SIR THE ASSURANCES OF MY HIGHEST CONSIDERATION.

MOHAMED RAGHIB MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS

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