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On instructions from my government., and further to my letter of today, 14 January 1972 (Ref:317/1b/15), I have the honour to bring to your attention the following:
This morning, the Lebanese Government requested a meeting of the Lebanon-Israel Mixed Armistice Commission to review the prevalent situation in the area. The meeting did not take place because of preconditions set by the Israeli representatives. They did, however, deliver to the Lebanese representatives the following warning in the English language:
Such threats, added to Israel's repeated violations of Lebanon's territorial integrity, gravely endanger international peace and security. By following this dangerous course, Israel assumes full responsibility for her acts under the Charter and International Law.
The Lebanese Government forewarns that unless Israel desists forthwith from pursuing the perilous course she has undertaken, the Security Council will be duty-bound to shoulder its responsibilities.
I have the honour to request that this letter be circulated as an official document of the Security Council.