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15 April 1986
Item 37 of the preliminary list*
THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Letter dated 11 April 1986 from the Secretary-General addressed to the
Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations
As you have requested, your letter of 1 April 1986 has been circulated as an official document of the General Assembly and of the Security Council (A/41/259-S/17963).
I have also brought your letter to the attention of the Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and asked for his comments. General Callaghan has informed me that, after a thorough research, UNIFIL did not find any evidence to confirm that Katyushas were fired from t:he vicinity of Shaqra. He has also indicated that, after the reported explosion in Kiryat Shemona, UNIFIL observed that IDF/SLA personnel carried out a search inside the enclave south of Shaqra and that the IDF liaison officer made no accusation to UNIFIL that the firing had taken place from inside the UNIFIL area.
Since you have requested circulation or your letter as an official document of the General Assembly and of the Security Council, I shall arrange for this reply to be circulated in the same manner.
) Javier PEREZ DE CUELLAR