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18 August 1958
Third emergency special session
QUESTIONS CONSIDERED BY THE SECURITY COUNCIL AT ITS 838TH MEETING
ON 7 AUGUST 1958
Letter dated 18 August 1958 from the Secretary of State for Foreign
Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
addressed to the President of the General Assembly
United Kingdom forces are now in Jordan in response to an appeal of the constituted Government of Jordan for assistance in maintaining Jordan’s territorial integrity and political independence against danger from without. United Kingdom forces will be withdrawn from Jordan whenever this is requested by the duly constituted Government of Jordan, or whenever as a result of the further action of the United Nations, or otherwise, their presence is no longer required. The United Kingdom will in any event abide by a determination of the United Nations General Assembly that action taken or assistance furnished by the United Nations makes the continued presence of United Kingdom forces in Jordan unnecessary for the maintenance of international peace and security.
I would appreciate it if you would have this letter circulated to the Members of the General Assembly for their information.
) Selwyn LLOYD