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24 January 1986
THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Letter dated 23 January 1986 from the Permanent Representative of Israel
to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General
With reference to the letter of 11 January 1986 from the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic (A/41/86-S/17731), I wish to stress that the events which have been taking place in recent days in Damascus, Beirut and other areas in Lebanon amply reconfirm the points made in our letter of 2 January 1986 (A/41/74-S/17711) .
In this context, Walid Awdah, the so-called spokesman for the Abu Nidal terrorist gang, made a recent statement (
Agence France Presse
, 8 January 1986), in which he threatened to carry out further murder attacks in Europe. It is significant that this threat was issued from Damascus.
I have the honour to request that this letter be circulated as an official document of the General Assembly, under the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East", and of the Security Council.
) Benjamin NETANYAHU