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19 December 1986
24 November 1986
at 3 p.m.
VERBATIM RECORD OF THE 55TH MEETING
: Mr. ZACHMANN (German Democratic Republic)
GENERAL DEBATE, CONSIDERATION OF AND ACTION UPON DRAFT RESOLUTIONS ON INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AGENDA ITEMS (
The meeting was called to order at 3.15 p.m
GENERAL DEBATE, CONSIDERATION OF AND ACTION UPON DRAFT RESOLUTIONS ON INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AGENDA ITEMS
(Oman) (interpretation from Arabic): ...
We Omanis are a Muslim Arab people that throughout its history has enjoyed independence and freedom from imperialist occupation. therefore our national policy is geared to preserving our security and national sovereignty from any threat of imperialist intervention. Since July 1970, my country has maintained excellent relations with fraternal neighbouring countries; we participate in the Council of Co-operation of the Gulf Countries, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the Non-Aligned Movement, and in the international Organization and its specialized agencies. We also realize the importance of genuine freedom and security if economic and social development is to be achieved.
For all these reasons we believe that trust and co-operation among all countries of the world, as well as among its various groups, are fundamental to international peace and security. It must be recognized that the arms race is a serious threat to the security of mankind. Yet, we are also confronted with the continuing regional conflict between Iran and Iraq; Israel's aggression against the Arab countries, its occupation of Palestine and the lands of occupied Arab countries and the attacks on the southern part of Lebanon; ...
(Algeria) (interpretation from French):
The Security Council should also strongly advocate the holding of an international conference on the Middle East, which would provide a proper framework for a just, final and global settlement of the crisis in that part of the world. The Security Council should also ensure that United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) performs its mandate properly, thus permitting the Lebanese Government to assert its sovereignty over its entire national territory, a result which cannot be achieved as long as the occupying Israeli forces remain present there ...
Resolution of the Middle East crisis is possible only on the basis of a total and unconditional withdrawal of Israel from all the Arab territories occupied since June 1967, the realization of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination and the establishment of a State of its own, as well as the ensurance of the right of all countries and peoples of the region to peace and security within internationally recognized borders.
To this end it is necessary to create conditions for the soonest possible convening of an International Peace Conference on the Middle East under the United Nations auspices and with the equitable participation of all directly interested parties, including the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) as the only legitimate representative of the Palestinian people.
It is also necessary to ensure urgent implementation of the relevant resolutions of the Security Council on Lebanon and create conditions for the restoration of the national unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of that war-devastated non-aligned country. The pre-conditions for this is the complete and immediate withdrawal of all Israeli troops and the cessation of Israel's interference in the internal affairs of Lebanon.
The meeting rose at 5.25 p.m