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UNITED
NATIONS
S

        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
S/7930/Add.3
11 June 1967

ORIGINAL: ENGLISH

Supplemental Information Received by the Secretary-General


1. The information here presented covers the period since my last oral report to the Security Council near the close of its meeting early in the morning of 11 June.

2. The cease-fire arrangement as proposed and negotiated by the Chief of Staff, UNTSO, and accepted by the parties and which went into effect at 1630 hours GMT on 10 June is being observed and no serious breaches had been reported in that period up to 1500 hours EDT on 11 June. I have sent to General Bull the following message of appreciation:
demonstrated in your cease-fire arrangement in implementation of the Security
Council's demand for a cease-fire between Israel and Syria. It is rare,
indeed, that a cease-fire can be self-executing. You have provided the
intermediary, co-ordination and observance which were essential to bring the
cease-fire into reality. U Thant"

3. As envisaged in General Bull's cease-fire arrangement, United Nations Military Observers on the morning of 11 June were deployed. General Bull reports:

At 0330Z UN-75 to Damascus reported location as having reached Fania.

At 0435Z TCC c/ team UN-183 departed Tiberias for Banat Yaqub-Kuneitra.

UN-75 north of Kuneitra near Buqaata.

"Following information just received from Tiberias:

4. On the morning of 11 June I also received from General Bull the following messages:
of the UNMO teams from Damascus."

"I saw Sasson 11 June and discussed following matters:

Despite the strong appeals that have been made on the matter of the return of UNTSO to its Government House Headquarters, UNTSO continues to be greatly handicapped through its lack of facilities, and particularly its communications set-up and its deprival of access to its records. This is a great handicap to me also since there is no longer any channel for confidential communication between United Nations Headquarters and the Chief of Staff. There is now an effective cease-fire between Israel and Jordan, there has not been any fighting in the Government House area for days and, indeed, no reason at all is now given for the refusal to permit the Chief of Staff and his colleagues to return to Government House. I regard this as a highly serious matter.

5. In the course of the Security Council's meeting early in the morning of 11 June, I informed the Chief of Staff of the clarifications and elaborations sought by the Permanent Representative of France with regard to some of the information which had been transmitted by the Chief of Staff. Later that morning, I received the following cabled reply from General Bull:

6. In mid-afternoon on 11 June information was received from the Syrian Mission to the United Nations alleging a violation by Israel forces of the cease-fire. This information was immediately communicated to the Chief of Staff, Jerusalem, and the Chairman of the Israel-Syrian Mixed Armistice Commission, Damascus, by the following cabled message:

The Syrian Mission stated that a letter giving this information would follow. At the time the telephone call came, no report concerning the action alleged had been received from General Bull or the Chairman of ISMAC.

7. With regard to the captured Syrian Liaison Officers the following two messages were received from General Bull in the afternoon of 11 June:



Notes

a/ Situation Reports.

b/ Forward Defended Localities.

c/ Tiberias Control Centre.

d/ Israel Defence Forces.

e/ Kuneitra Control Centre.

f/ Senior Israel Representative.

g/ Light machine-gun.

h/ Sub-machine-gun.

i/ United Nations Military Observer.

j/ Observation Post.

k/ Liaison Officers.

l/ United Nations Military Observer Group for India and Pakistan.

m/ United Nations India-Pakistan Observation Mission.


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