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UNITED
NATIONS
A S

        General Assembly
        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
A/51/858
S/1997/281

7 April 1997

ENGLISH
Original: ARABIC

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Fifty-first session
Agenda items 33, 35 and 85
THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
QUESTION OF PALESTINE
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO
INVESTIGATE ISRAELI PRACTICES
AFFECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF
THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE AND OTHER
ARABS OF THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES
SECURITY COUNCIL
Fifty-second year


Letter dated 4 April 1997 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission
of Kuwait to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General


In my capacity as Chairman of the Arab Group for the month of April 1997 and on behalf of the States members of the League of Arab States, I have the honour to transmit to you herewith a copy of resolution 107/5629, entitled "The Arab-Israeli conflict and Israel's sabotage of the ongoing peace process", which was adopted by the Council of the League of Arab States at its one hundred and seventh regular session on 31 March 1997.

I should be grateful if you would have this letter and its annex circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under agenda items 33, 35 and 85, and of the Security Council.

(Signed) Ali Sulaiman R. AL-SAEID
Chargé d'affaires a.i.
ANNEX
Resolution adopted by the Council of the League of Arab States
at its one hundred and seventh session on 31 March 1997

THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT AND ISRAEL'S SABOTAGE OF
THE ONGOING PEACE PROCESS

The Council of the League of Arab States,

Having considered the latest developments and imminent dangers and the obstacles raised by Israel with a view to sabotaging the ongoing peace process,

Being committed to the achievement of a just and comprehensive peace in the region and to salvaging the peace process,

RECOMMENDS:

1. That the steps taken towards normalization with Israel in the framework of the ongoing peace process should be halted, and that dealings with Israel should be suspended, together with closure of offices and missions, until such time as Israel complies with the terms of reference of the Madrid Conference and the principle of land for peace and implements the agreements, undertakings and commitments reached by the parties concerned, on all tracks, during the peace talks;

2. That Arab participation in the multilateral negotiations should be suspended, and that commitment to the Arab boycott should be maintained in the forefront and should be kept in effect vis-à-vis Israel until such time as a just and comprehensive peace is achieved in the region.
Resolution 107/5629
One hundred and seventh regular session
3rd meeting
31 March 1997

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