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On 22 April 1982, following consultations with members of the Security Council, the president, on their behalf, issued the following statement in connexion with the question entitled "The situation in the Middle East":
"The President of the Security Council and the members of the Council, having taken note of the letter from the Permanent Representative of Lebanon of 21 April 1982 (S/14989), the oral report of the Secretary-General and his appeal of 21 April 1982, which reads as follows:
'The Secretary-General has learnt with deep concern of the Israeli air strikes today in Lebanon.
'He urgently appeals for an immediate cessation of all hostile acts and urges all parties to exercise the maximum restraint so that the cease-fire, which has generally held since July 1981, can be fully restored and maintained.',
"1. urgently demand an end to all armed attacks and violations which jeopardize the cease-fire which has been in effect since 24 July 1981 and warn against any recurrence of violations of the cease—fire, in accordance with Security Council resolution 490 (1981) of 21 July 1981;
"2. enjoin all the parties to fulfil their responsibilities with respect to peace and invite them to work for consolidation of the cease-fire."