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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/50/2
14 November 1995

Original: English

Report of the Security Council
to the General Assembly
(covering the period
from 16 June 1994 to 15 June 1995)



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Chapter 11
Items related to the situation in the Middle East


A. The situation in the Middle East


1. United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon and developments in the Israel-Lebanon sector


(a) Communications dated 25 June and 13 July 1994 and report of the Secretary-General

Letter dated 25 June 1994 (S/1994/894 and Corr.1) from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Egypt addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of the documents issued by the eleventh Ministerial Conference of the countries members of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries, held at Cairo from 31 May to 3 June 1995.

Letter dated 13 July (S/1994/826) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General.

Report of the Secretary-General dated 20 July (S/1994/856), describing developments relating to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for the period from 21 January to 20 July 1994, and recommending that the mandate of UNIFIL be extended for a further six months, until 31 January 1995.


(b) Consideration at the 3409th meeting (28 July 1994), the adoption of resolution 938 (1994) and presidential statement

At the 3409th meeting, held on 28 July 1994 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, the Security Council included the following item in its agenda without objection:

The President drew attention to the text of a draft resolution (S/1994/880) that had been prepared in the course of the Council's prior consultations, which he proposed to put to the vote.

Decision: At the 3409th meeting, on 28 July 1994, draft resolution S/1994/880 received 14 votes in favour (Argentina, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Djibouti, France, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America) and was adopted as resolution 938 (1994).

Resolution 938 (1994) reads as follows:
The President stated that, following consultations of the Council, he had been authorized to make the following statement on behalf of the Council (S/PRST/1994/37):

(c) Communications received between 1 August 1994 and 23 January 1995, report of the Secretary-General and request for a meeting

Letter dated 1 August 1994 (S/1994/915) from the representative of Israel addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 5 August (S/1994/940) from the representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 6 August (S/1994/941) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the President of the Security Council, requesting an urgent meeting of the Council to consider the grave situation in southern Lebanon resulting from the latest Israeli acts of aggression.

Letter dated 6 August (S/1994/954) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 20 September (S/1994/1078) from the representative of Saudi Arabia addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the final communiqué of the Ministerial Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council at its fifty-second ordinary session held at Riyadh on 17 September 1994.

Letter dated 22 October (S/1994/1209) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 16 January 1995 (S/1995/45 and Corr.1) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 18 January (S/1995/58) from the representative of Israel addressed to the Secretary-General.

Report of the Secretary-General on UNIFIL dated 23 January (S/1995/66), covering the period 21 July 1994 to 20 January 1995, describing the activities of UNIFIL and recommending that the mandate of UNIFIL be extended for a further period of six months, until 21 July 1995.


(d) Consideration at the 3495th meeting (30 January 1995) and the adoption of resolution 974 (1995)

At the 3495th meeting, held on 30 January 1995 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, the Security Council included the following item in its agenda without objection:

The President drew attention to the text of a draft resolution (S/1995/81) that had been prepared in the course of the Council's prior consultations, which he proposed to put to the vote.

Decision: At the 3495th meeting, on 30 January 1995, draft resolution S/1995/81 was adopted unanimously as resolution 974 (1995).

Resolution 974 (1995) reads as follows:

The President stated that, following consultations of the Council, he had been authorized to make the following statement on behalf of the Council (S/PRST/1995/4):


(e) Communications received between 1 March and 12 April 1995

Letter dated 1 March 1995 (S/1995/167) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting a letter (undated) from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Lebanon to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 1 March (S/1995/170) from the representative of Lebanon addressed to the President of the Security Council, transmitting a letter dated 28 February 1995 from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Lebanon to the President of the Security Council.

Letter dated 17 March (S/1995/217) from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council stating that he intended to appoint Major-General Stanislaw Franciszek Wozniak of Poland to succeed Major-General Trond Furuhovde as Force Commander of UNIFIL.

Letter dated 23 March (S/1995/218) from the President of the Security Council addressed to the Secretary-General, stating that his letter dated 17 March 1995 (S/1995/217) had been brought to the attention of the members of the Council and that they agreed with the proposal contained therein.

Letter dated 12 April (S/1995/294) from the representative of the Sudan addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting, in his capacity as the Chairman of the Arab Group for April 1995, the text of resolution 5459 adopted by the Council of the League of Arab States (LAS) at its one hundred third session on 29 March 1995.


2. United Nations Disengagement Observer Force


(a) Report of the Secretary-General dated 18 November 1994

Report of the Secretary-General dated 18 November 1994 (S/1994/1311) submitted pursuant to resolution 350 (1974), describing the activities of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) from 23 May to 18 November 1994, and recommending that the mandate of UNDOF be extended for a further period of six months, until 31 May 1995.


(b) Consideration at the 3467th meeting (29 November 1994), the adoption of resolution 962 (1994) and presidential statement

At the 3467th meeting, held on 29 November 1994 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, the Security Council included the following item in its agenda without objection:

The President drew attention to the text of a draft resolution (S/1994/1334) that had been prepared in the course of the Council's prior consultations, which he proposed to put to the vote.

Decision: At the 3467th meeting, on 29 November 1994, draft resolution S/1994/1334 was adopted unanimously as resolution 962 (1994).

Resolution 962 (1994) reads as follows:

The President stated that, in connection with the resolution just adopted on the renewal of the mandate of UNDOF, he had been authorized to make the following complementary statement on behalf of the Council (S/PRST/1994/72):


(c)Communications dated 13 and 19 December 1994 and report of the Secretary-General

Letter dated 13 December 1994 (S/1994/1431) from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council stating that it was his intention to appoint Major General Johannes C. Kosters of the Netherlands to the post of Force Commander of UNDOF, effective upon the departure of Major-General Roman Misztal of Poland.

Letter dated 19 December (S/1995/1432) from the President of the Security Council addressed to the Secretary-General, informing him that his letter dated 13 December 1994 (S/1994/1431) had been brought to the attention of the members of the Security Council and that they had taken note of and agreed with the proposal mentioned therein.

Report of the Secretary-General dated 17 May (S/1995/398), describing the activities of UNDOF from 22 November 1994 to 22 May 1995, and recommending that the mandate of UNDOF be extended for a further period of six months, until 30 November 1995.


(d)Consideration at the 3541st meeting (30 May 1995), the adoption of resolution 996 (1995) and presidential statement

At the 3541st meeting, held on 30 May 1995 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, the Security Council included the following item in its agenda without objection:

The President drew attention to the text of a draft resolution (S/1995/430) that had been prepared in the course of the Council's prior consultations, which he proposed to put to the vote.

Decision: At the 3541st meeting, on 30 May 1995, draft resolution S/1995/430 was adopted unanimously as resolution 996 (1995).

Resolution 996 (1995) reads as follows:

The President stated that, in connection with the resolution just adopted on the renewal of the mandate of UNDOF, he had been authorized to make the following complementary statement on behalf of the Security Council (S/PRST/1995/29):


3.Other aspects of the situation in the Middle East


(a)Communications received between 27 July 1994 and 23 January 1995 and report of the Secretary-General

Letter dated 27 July 1994 (S/1994/891) from the representative of Germany addressed to the Secretary-General transmitting a declaration by the European Union on the meeting between King Hussein and Prime Minister Rabin on 25 July 1994.

Letter dated 5 August (S/1994/939) from the representatives of Israel, Jordan, the Russian Federation and the United States of America addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of the Washington Declaration, signed at Washington, D.C., on 25 July 1994, by the Governments of Jordan and of Israel, and witnessed by the United States of America.

Letter dated 10 October (S/1994/1150) from the representative of Israel addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 13 October (S/1994/1158) from the representative of Israel addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 19 October (S/1994/1186) from the representative of Israel addressed to the Secretary-General.

Report of the Secretary-General dated 3 November (S/1994/1240) submitted in pursuance of General Assembly resolution 48/158 D of 20 December 1993 on the question of Palestine.

Letter dated 22 December 1994 (S/1994/1446) from the representative of Bahrain addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the final report of the one hundred fifty-first session of the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council, held at Manama, from 19 to 21 December 1994.

Letter dated 9 January 1995 (S/1995/83) from the representatives of Israel, Jordan, the Russian Federation and the United States of America addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of the Treaty of Peace between the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, signed at the Arara Araba crossing-point on 26 October 1994, and witnessed by the United States of America and the Russian Federation.

Letter dated 23 January (S/1995/64) from the representative of Israel addressed to the Secretary-General.


(b)Statement by the President of the Security Council (24 January 1995)

Following consultations of the Council held on 24 January 1995, the President of the Council issued the following statement on behalf of the Council (S/PRST/1995/3):

“The members of the Security Council strongly condemn the terrorist attack that took place in Nordiya, Israel, last Sunday, 22 January 1995, with the clear purpose of trying to undermine the Middle East peace efforts.

“The members of the Security Council extend their condolences to the families of those who died as a consequence of the explosions and wish a speedy recovery of the wounded.

“The members of the Security Council call upon all parties to continue their efforts to consolidate the peace process. The members of the Security Council believe that common ground can only be found through the practice of dialogue, respect and tolerance.”


(c)Communications received between 2 February and 3 May 1995

Letter dated 2 February 1995 (S/1995/152) from the representative of Morocco addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the final documents of the Seventh Islamic Summit Conference, held at Casablanca, from 13 to 15 December 1994.

Letter dated 8 February (S/1995/135) from the representative of Morocco addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the final communiqué of the fifteenth session of the Al-Quds Committee, held at Ifrane, Morocco, on 16 and 17 January 1995.

Letter dated 3 May (S/1995/355) from the representative of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya addressed to the President of the Security Council.


B.The situation in the occupied Arab territories


1.Communications received between 20 June 1994 and 22 February 1995 and request for a meeting


Letter dated 20 June 1994 (S/1994/727) from the Representatives of the Russian Federation and the United States of America addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of the Agreement on the Gaza Strip and the Jericho Area, signed at Cairo on 4 May 1994, as well as the exchange of letters signed on the same day by the Government of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and witnessed by the United States of America, the Russian Federation and Egypt.

Letter dated 12 July (S/1994/822) from the representative of Germany addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a declaration issued by the European Union on 11 July 1994.

Letter dated 29 July (S/1994/903) from the observer of Palestine addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 11 August (S/1994/959) from the observer of Palestine addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 16 August (S/1994/975) from the representative of Israel addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 19 October (S/1994/1185) from the observer of Palestine addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 7 November (S/1994/1261) from the observer of Palestine addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 8 November (S/1994/1299) from the representative of Egypt addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 6 January 1995 (S/1995/11) from the representative of Algeria addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of resolution 5451 on the settlements in the occupied Palestinian and Arab territories adopted on 5 January 1995 by the Council of LAS.

Letter dated 9 January (S/1995/14) from the observer of Palestine addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 17 January (S/1995/50) from the Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 17 January (S/1995/59) from the representative of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a statement issued on 15 January 1995 by the General People's Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

Letter dated 23 January (S/1995/64) from the representative of Israel addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 31 January (S/1995/95) from the observer of Palestine addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 22 February (S/1995/151) from the representative of Djibouti addressed to the President of the Security Council requesting, in his capacity as Chairman of the Arab Group for the month of February 1995, an urgent meeting of the Council to consider the question of the establishment of Israeli settlements in the territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem.


2.Consideration at the 3505th meeting (28 February 1995)


At the 3505th meeting, held on 28 February 1995, the Security Council included the following item in its agenda without objection:

The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of Algeria, Brunei Darussalam, Djibouti, Egypt, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, the Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, at their request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Charter and rule 37 of the Council's provisional rules of procedure.

The President drew attention to a letter dated 28 February 1995 (S/1995/166) from the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, requesting an invitation to participate in the debate in accordance with the Council's past practice. In accordance with the Council's provisional rules of procedure and its previous practice in that regard, the President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representative of Palestine to participate in the debate.

In accordance with the request contained in a letter dated 28 February 1995 (S/1995/165) from the Permanent Representative of Morocco, the President, with the consent of the Council, extended an invitation under rule 39 of the Council's provisional rules of procedure to Mr. Engin A. Ansay, Permanent Observer of OIC to the United Nations.

The President, with the consent of the Council, extended an invitation, under rule 39 of the Council's provisional rules of procedure, to the Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.

The Council began its consideration of the item and heard statements by the representative of Palestine and by the representatives of Djibouti, Israel, Egypt, France, Indonesia, Italy, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America and Honduras.

The meeting was suspended.

Upon the resumption of the meeting, the Council heard statements by the representatives of Germany, the Russian Federation, Oman, Nigeria, China, the Czech Republic and Argentina, and by the President, speaking in his capacity as the representative of Botswana.

The Council also heard statements by the representatives of France, speaking on behalf of the European Union, Jordan, Japan, Algeria, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.

In accordance with the decision taken earlier at the meeting, the Council heard a statement, under rule 39 of the provisional rules of procedure, by the Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.

The Council heard statements by the representatives of Malaysia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Pakistan and Morocco.

In accordance with the decision taken earlier at the meeting, the Council heard a statement, under rule 39 of the provisional rules of procedure, by Mr. Engin A. Ansay.

The representatives of Brunei Darussalam, Turkey, the Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic and Lebanon made statements.

The representative of Palestine made a further statement.


3.Communications received between 27 March and 8 May 1995 and requests for a meeting


Letter dated 27 March 1995 (S/1995/228) from the representative of Bahrain addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of a press communiqué issued by the Ministerial Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council at its fifty-fourth session, held at Riyadh on 19 and 20 March 1995.

Letter dated 12 April (S/1995/293) from the representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 12 April (S/1995/294) from the representative of the Sudan addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the text of resolution 5459 adopted by the Council of LAS at its one hundred third session on 29 March 1995.

Letter dated 18 April (S/1995/312) from the observer of Palestine addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting a letter dated 14 April 1995 from the Head of the Political Department of the PLO, Foreign Minister of Palestine, to the Secretary-General and to the President of the Security Council.

Letter dated 28 April (S/1995/341) from the observer of Palestine addressed to the Secretary-General.

Letter dated 3 May (S/1995/352) from the observer of Palestine addressed to the President of the Security Council.

Letter dated 8 May (S/1995/366) from the representatives of Morocco and the United Arab Emirates addressed to the President of the Security Council, requesting an urgent meeting of the Council to take the necessary measures for the revocation of the recent Israeli confiscation order in respect of Palestinian land in East Jerusalem.

Letter dated 8 May (S/1995/367) from the representative of Morocco addressed to the President of the Security Council, requesting, on behalf of the Islamic Group at the United Nations, an urgent meeting of the Council to discuss the grave situation concerning Jerusalem.

Letter dated 8 May (S/1995/376) addressed to the Secretary-General from the observer of Palestine, transmitting, in his capacity as the Chairman of the Arab Group for May 1995, the text of resolution No. 5487, adopted by the Council of LAS at its extraordinary session held on 6 May 1995.


4.Consideration at the 3536th and 3538th meetings (12, 15 and 16 May, and 17 May 1995, respectively)


At the 3536th meeting, held on 12 May 1995, the Security Council included the following item in its agenda without objection:

The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, the Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, at their request, to participate in the discussion of the item without the right to vote, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Charter and rule 37 of the Council's provisional rules of procedure.

The President drew attention to a letter dated 12 May 1995 from the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations (S/1995/388), requesting an invitation to participate in the debate in accordance with the Council's past practice. In accordance with the Council's provisional rules of procedure and its previous practice in that regard, the President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representative of Palestine to participate in the debate.

The President, with the consent of the Council, extended an invitation, under rule 39 of the Council's provisional rules of procedure, to the Acting Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.

The Council heard a statement by the representative of Palestine.

The Council heard statements by the representatives of Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Oman, China, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Russian Federation, Indonesia, the United States of America, Nigeria, Argentina, Botswana, Honduras and Egypt, and by the President, speaking in his capacity as the representative of France and on behalf of the European Union.

The Acting Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People made a statement under rule 39 of the Council's provisional rules of procedure.

The Council heard statements by the representatives of Algeria and Lebanon.

The representative of Palestine made a further statement.

The meeting was suspended.

Upon the resumption of the meeting on 15 May 1995, the President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and Saudi Arabia, at their request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Charter and rule 37 of the Council's provisional rules of procedure.

The Council resumed its consideration of the item and heard statements by the representatives of Qatar, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Tunisia, Malaysia, Jordan, Turkey, Canada, Australia, the Syrian Arab Republic, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cuba, Kuwait, Iraq and Japan.

The meeting was suspended.

Upon the resumption of the meeting on 16 May 1995, the President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representative of Mauritania, at his request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Charter and rule 37 of the Council's provisional rules of procedure.

The Council heard statements by the representatives of the Sudan, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and Mauritania.

At the 3538th meeting, held on 17 May 1995, the Security Council resumed its consideration of the item on its agenda.

The President drew attention to the text of a draft resolution (S/1995/394) submitted by Botswana, Honduras, Indonesia, Nigeria, Oman and Rwanda.

Draft resolution S/1995/394 reads as follows:

The Council commenced the voting procedure.

Before the vote, statements were made by the representatives of Oman, the Russian Federation, Nigeria, Indonesia, Germany, Botswana, Italy and the Czech Republic.

Decision: At the 3538th meeting, on 17 May 1995, draft resolution S/1995/394 received 14 votes in favour (Argentina, Botswana, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Honduras, Indonesia, Italy, Nigeria, Oman, Russian Federation, Rwanda, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), to 1 against (United States of America), and was not adopted, owing to the negative vote of a permanent member of the Security Council.

Following the vote, statements were made by the representatives of the United States of America, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and China, and by the President, speaking in his capacity as the representative of France.

The Council also heard statements by the representatives of Morocco, the United Arab Emirates and Israel.

The representative of Palestine made a further statement.

The representative of the United States of America made a statement.


5.Communication dated 24 May 1995


Identical letters dated 24 May 1995 (S/1995/418) from the Observer of Palestine addressed to the Secretary-General and to the President of the Security Council.

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