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2 October 1985
Aqenda items 33, 34, 35 and 38
QUESTION OF PALESTINE
QUESTIGN OF NAMIBIA
POLICIES OF APARTHEID OF THE
GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA
THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Letter dated 1 October 1985 from the Permanent Representative of
India to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General
I have the honour to forward the text of the special
communiqué adopted by the Meeting of Ministers and Heads of Delegation of Non-Aligned Countries to the fortieth session of the United Nations General Assembly, held in New York on 1 October 1985, and to request that it be circulated as a document of the General Assembly under agenda items 33, 34, 35 and 38, and of the Security Council.
(Signed) N. KRISHNAN
Text of the special communiqué adopted by the Meeting of Ministers
and Heads of Delegation of Non-Aligned Countries to the fortieth
session of the United Nations Genera1 Assembly, held in New York
on 1 October 1985
The Ministers and Heads of Delegation of Non-Aligned Countries to the fortieth session of the United Nations General Assembly, meeting in New York on 1 October 1985, noted with indignation and grave concern the serious acts Of aggression perpetrated by Israel and South Africa on the eve of this meeting.
They strongly condemned Israel for its barbaric, cold-blooded and totally unjustified attack on Tunisia, in flagrant violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity. The target of the attack was the premises of the Palestine Liberation Organization, in a vain attempt to destroy the heroic Palestinian resistance. They expressed deep distress at the heavy loss of life among Tunisian and Palestinian civilians and damage to property and affirmed their sympathy, solidarity and support to the Government and people of Tunisia and the PLO in the face of this aggression.
The Ministers and Heads of Delegation likewise strongly condemned the racist regime of South Africa for its latest aggression against the People’s Republic of Angola, which only offers further evidence of Pretoria’s policy of destabilization and subversion in the reqion and repeated violation of the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of front-line African States, as well as its use of the illegally occupied territory of Namibia as a springboard for such aggression They reaffirmed their steadfast support and solidarity with the Government and people of Angola in their heroic efforts to resist South African aggression and consolidate their independence.
The Ministers and Heads of Delegation declared that the latest instances of aggression by South Africa and Israel further testify to the arrogance and intransigence of those regimes and their utter lack of respect for the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter and all norms of international law. They urged the Security Council to meet urgently to deal with the serious threats to peace and security posed by these acts of aggression and renewed the call repeatedly made by the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries for the imposition of comprehensive mandatory sanctions against South Africa and Israel, under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter.