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UNITED
NATIONS
S

        Security Council
S/PV.2391
6 August 1982

Thirty-Seventh year
Official Records

2391 th Meeting
Held in New York on Saturday, 26 June 1982, at 2.45 a.m.


CONTENTS


Provisional agenda (S/Agenda/2391) .........................pg. 1

Adoption of the agenda .....................................pg. 1

The situation in the Middle East:

(a) Letter dated 4 June 1982 from the Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/15162)...................................................pg. 1

(b) Letter dated 28 July 1982 from the Permanent Representatives of Egypt and France to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/15316)..................................pg. 1




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President: Mr. Noel DORR (Ireland).

Present: The representatives of the following States: China, France, Guyana, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Panama, Poland, Spain, Togo, Uganda, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Zaire.

Provisional agenda (S/Agenda/2391)

1. Adoption of the agenda
2. The situation in the Middle East:

(a) Letter dated 4 June 1982 from the Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/15162);

(b) Letter dated 28 July 1982 from the Permanent Representatives of Egypt and France to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/15316)

The meeting was called to order at 1.30 p.m.

1. The PRESIDENT: I should like to apologize to members of the Council for beginning the meeting somewhat later than the hour which we had agreed on last night.

Adoption of the agenda

The agenda was adopted.

The situation in the Middle East:
(a) Letter dated 4 June 1982 from the Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/15162);
(b) Letter dated 28 July 1982 from the Permanent Representatives of Egypt and France to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/15316)

2. The PRESIDENT: In accordance with decisions taken at previous meetings [2374th, 2375th, 2377th, 2385th and 2389th meetings], I invite the representatives of Lebanon and Israel to take places at the Council table; I invite the representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to take a place at the Council table; I invite the representatives of Cuba, Egypt, India and Pakistan to take the places reserved for them at the side of the Council chamber.

At the invitation of the President, Mr. Tuni (Lebanon) took a place at the Council table; Mr. Terzi (Palestine Liberation Organization) took a place at the Council table; Mr. Roa Kouri (Cuba), Mr. Moussa (Egypt), Mr. Krishnan (India) and Mr. Mahmood (Pakistan) took the places reserved for them at the side of the Council chamber.

3. The PRESIDENT: Members of the Council have before them document S/15346, which contains the text of a letter dated 4 August from the representative of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to the Secretary-General.

4. The first speaker is the representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization, and I now call on him.

5. Mr. TERZI (Palestine Liberation Organization): While the Council is deliberating and Israel gains encouragement from the Council's failure to act, that country today, at 1430 hours Beirut time, bombarded the Sanai area, killing a number of people. A military spokesman announced this afternoon, Beirut time, that an estimated 250 people had been killed or wounded, most of them women and children, in an Israeli air raid on a building in the Sanai area of west Beirut, a site only some 100 metres from the office of the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Chafik Al-Wassan. The military spokesman said:

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