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        Security Council
5 October 2003

Original: Arabic and English

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libyan Arab
Jamahiriya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Saudi Arabia,
Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and
Yemen: draft resolution

The Security Council,

Recalling all its previous relevant resolutions on the situation in the Middle East, including 242 (1967), 338 (1973) and 350 (1974),

Expressing its grave concern with the escalating situation in the Middle East,

Having considered the contents of the letter dated 5 October 2003 from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Syrian Arab Republic (S/2003/939, annex),

1. Strongly condemns the military aggression carried out by Israel against the sovereignty and territory of the Syrian Arab Republic on 5 October 2003, in violation of the Charter of the United Nations, the rules and principles of international law, and relevant Security Council resolutions;

2. Considers that these acts constitute a clear violation of the agreement on disengagement between Israeli and Syrian forces of 31 May 1974;

3. Demands that Israel desist from any such acts or threats which might lead to a dangerous deterioration that threatens regional and international peace and security, and exposes the already deteriorating situation in the region to dire consequences;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Security Council on Israel's compliance with this resolution within one month of the date of its adoption;

5. Decides to remain seized of the matter.


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