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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/43/693
21 October 1988

Original: ENGLISH

Forty-third session
Agenda item 69



ISRAELI NUCLEAR ARMAMENT

Report of the Secretary-General


1. On 30 November 1987, the General Assembly adopted resolution 42/44, the operative part of which read as follows:

"The General Assembly,

"...

"1. Reiterates its condemnation of Israel's refusal to renounce any possession of nuclear weapons;

"2. Reiterates also its condemnation of the co-operation between Israel and South Africa;

"3. Requests once more the Security Council to take urgent and effective measures to ensure that Israel complies with Council resolution 487 (1981);

"4. Calls upon all States and organizations that have not yet done so to discontinue co-operating with and giving assistance to Israel in the nuclear field;

"5. Reiterates its request to the International Atomic Energy Agency to suspend any scientific co-operation with Israel which could contribute to its nuclear capabilities;

"6. Requests also the International Atomic Energy Agency to inform the Secretary-General of any steps Israel may undertake to place its nuclear facilities under Agency safeguards;

"7. Requests the Secretary-General to follow closely Israeli nuclear activities and to report to the General Assembly at its forty-third session;

"8. Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-third session the item entitled 'Israeli nuclear armament'."

2. Pursuant to paragraph 7 of the resolution, the Secretary-General has continued to follow closely Israeli nuclear activities. However, apart from the material received from the International Atomic Energy Agency (see annex), no additional information has been forwarded to the Secretary-General that would require him to supplement the earlier report to the General Assembly on the subject (A/42/581).



ANNEX

IAEA General Conference resolution GC(XXXII)/RES/487
of 23 September 1988


The General Conference,

(a) Having considered the agenda item "Israeli nuclear capabilities and threat",

(b) Having also considered the annual report of the Agency for 1987, and in particular paragraphs 37 and 40,

(c) Recalling its resolution GC(XXXI)/RES/470 of 25 September 1987, which demanded that Israel comply with Security Council resolution 487 (1981) and, place all its nuclear facilities under IAEA safeguards,

(d) Taking note of United Nations General Assembly resolutions on Israeli nuclear armament, the latest of which is resolution 42/44, in which, inter alia, the General Assembly requested the IAEA to inform the Secretary-General of the United Nations of any steps Israel may undertake to place its nuclear facilities under IAEA safeguards,

(e) Bearing in mind the relevant resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly on the co-operation between South Africa and Israel, particularly in the nuclear field,

(f) Taking note of the report of the Director General contained in document GC(XXXII)/849,

(g) Deeply alarmed by recent information regarding the possession of nuclear weapons by Israel and the subsequent Israeli actions in this connection, which have substantiated the revealed information,

(h) Conscious of the grave consequences that endanger international peace and security as a result of Israel's growing nuclear capabilities and threat,

(i) Gravely concerned about Israel's policy of aggression and expansion in the region and its acts of oppression against the Arab people in the occupied territories, which grossly violate international law and the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations,

(j) Noting with deep regret that Israel has persistently refused to implement the above resolutions and to renounce the possession of nuclear weapons,

1. Strongly condemns the continued refusal by Israel to renounce the possession of nuclear weapons and to submit all its nuclear facilities to the Agency's safeguards in compliance with Security Council resolution 487 (1981);

2. Expresses its deep concern that the growing military nuclear capabilities of Israel greatly endanger peace and security in the region and threaten the non-proliferation régime observed by other States in the region;

3. Requests the Director General once again to consider the implementation by the IAEA of the provisions of the United Nations General Assembly resolutions 41/12, 41/93 and 42/44 which are relevant to the Agency;

4. Requests the Director General to respond to the request of the General Assembly contained in paragraph 6 of its resolution 42/44;

5. Also requests the Director General to continue to report, as appropriate, to the Board of Governors and General Conference on the Israeli nuclear capabilities and threat and on the implementation of this resolution;

6. Also requests the Director General, pending the acceptance by Israel to place all its nuclear facilities under IAEA safeguards, to prepare a technical study on different modalities of application of IAEA safeguards in the region, taking into account the Agency's experience in applying its safeguards;

7. Further requests the Director General to transmit this resolution to the Secretary-General of the United Nations;

8. Decides to include in the agenda for the thirty-third regular-session of the General Conference an item entitled "Israeli nuclear capabilities and threat".


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