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23 May 1958
LETTER DATED 22 MAY 1958 FROM THE REPRESENTATIVE OF LEBANON
ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL
Upon instructions from my Government, I have the honour to request you, in your capacity as President of the Security Council, to call an urgent meeting of the Council to consider the following question:
“Complaint by Lebanon in respect of a situation arising from the intervention of the United Arab Republic in the internal affairs of Lebanon, the continuance of which is likely to endanger the maintenance of international peace and security.”
The said intervention consists
of the following acts: the infiltration of armed bands from Syria into Lebanon, the destruction of Lebanese life and property by such bands, the participation of United Arab Republic nationals in acts of terrorism and rebellion against the established authorities in Lebanon, the supply of arms from Syria to individuals and bands in Lebanon rebelling against the established authorities, and the waging of a violent radio and press campaign in the United Arab Republic calling for strikes, demonstrations and the overthrow of the established authorities in Lebanon, and through other provocative acts.
Please accept, etc.
) Karim Azkoul
Permanent Representative of
Lebanon to the United Nations