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        Security Council
S/RES/659 (1990)
31 July 1990

Resolution 659 (1990)

Adopted by the Security Council at its 2931st meeting
on 31 July 1990.

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolution 425 (1978) and 426 (1978) of 19 March 1978, 501 (1982) of 25 February 1982, 508 (1982) of 5 June 1982, 509 (1982) of 6 June 1982 and 520 (1982) of 17 September 1982, as well as all its resolutions on the situation in Lebanon,

Having studied the report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon of 24 and 26 July 1990 1/ and taking note of observations expressed therein,

Taking note of the letter dated 16 July 1990 from the Permanent Represenative of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General, 2/

Responding to the request of the Government of Lebanon,

1. Decides to extend the present mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon for a further interim period of six months, that is, until 31 January 1991;

2. Reiterates its strong support for the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Lebanon within its internationally recognized boundaries;

3. Re-emphasizes the terms of reference and general guidelines of the Force as stated in the report of the Secretary-General of 19 March 1978, 3/ approved by resolution 426 (1978), and calls upon all parties concerned to co-operate fully with the Force for the full implementation of its mandate;

4. Reiterates that the Force should fully implement its mandate as defined in resolutions 425 (1978), 426 (1978) and all other relevant resolutions;

5. Requests the Secretary-General to continue consultations with the Government of Lebanon and other parties directly concerned with the implementation of the present resolution and to report to the Security Council thereon.

Adopted unanimously at the
2931st meeting.


1/ See Official Records of the Security Council, Forty-fifth Year, Supplement for July, August and September 1990, documents S/21406 and Add.1 and Corr.1.

2/ Ibid., document S/21396.

3/ See Official Records of the Security Council, Thirty-third Year, Supplement for January, February and March 1978, document S/12611.

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