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Situation au Moyen-Orient - Déclaration du Président du Conseil de sécurité
30 November 1978
At the same meeting, following the adoption of resolution 441 (1978), the President made the following statement (S/12943):
"In connexion with the adoption of the resolution on the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, I have been authorized to make the following complementary statement on behalf of the Security Council regarding the resolution just adopted:
"'As is known, the report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force
states in paragraph 32 that 'despite the present quiet in the Israel-Syria sector, the situation in the Middle East as a whole continues to be potentially dangerous and is likely to remain so unless and until a comprehensive settlement covering all aspects of the Middle East problem can be reached." This statement of the Secretary-General reflects the view of the Security Council.'
Further, on behalf of the Chinese delegation, I wish to state that, as it has not participated in the vote on this resolution, it takes the same position with regard to the statement which I have just read out on behalf of the members of the Council."
/ Document S/12934.