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13 April 1982
LETTER DATED 13 APRIL 1982 FROM THE CHARGE D'AFFAIRES OF THE PERMANENT MISSION OF IRAQ TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL
Upon the request addressed by His Majesty King Hassan II of Morocco, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, to Your Excellency, I the undersigned representative of Iraq, current Chairman of the Islamic Conference, on behalf of the member States, have the honour to request the convening of an immediate meeting of the Security Council to consider the very grave situation which has arisen consequent upon the wanton, indiscriminate and deliberate armed attack against the holy sanctuary of the sacred Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. The attack is but a part of a continuing pattern and has resulted in grievous loss of life and injury to many worshippers and civilian inhabitants in the area. Furthermore, it constitutes an intentional, reckless desecration of those holy places in blatant defiance of all norms of international law and the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, and exacerbates further a situation that poses a grave threat to world peace and security.
Attached are the signatures of the representatives of the member States which have requested the convening of an immediate meeting of the Security Council.*
(Signed) Zuhair I. MOHAMMED
* The member States referred to are Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Chad, Democratic Yemen, Djibouti, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Cameroon, Upper Volta and Yemen.