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UNITED
NATIONS
A S

        General Assembly
        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
A/45/122
S/21144

14 February 1990

ENGLISH
ORIGINAL: ARABIC/FRENCH

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Forty-fifth session
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
Forty-fifth year


Letter dated 12 February 1990 from the Permanent Representative of
Tunisia to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General


I have the honor to transmit to you herewith the text of the statement issued on 31 January 1990 by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tunisia regarding the immigration of Soviet Jews into occupied Palestine.

I should be grateful if you would have the text of this letter and its annex circulated as an official document of the General Assembly, under the items entitled "The situation in the Middle East", "Question of Palestine" and "Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories", and of the Security Council.

(Signed) Ahmed GHEZAL
Ambassador
Permanent Representative





ANNEX

Statement issued on 31 January 1990 by the Ministry for
Foreign Affairs of Tunisia regarding the immigration of
Soviet Jews into occupied Palestine


At a time when the international community is uniting its efforts with a view to achieving a peaceful, just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian question, guaranteeing the Palestinian people its legitimate rights and offering the peoples of the region security and peace, provocative statements are being heard from Israel which confirm that country's aggressive intentions, its expansionist plans and its attempts to sabotage peaceful negotiations aimed at ending the Arab-Israeli conflict.

The Tunisian Government, which vigorously condemns such statements and stances that flout United Nations resolutions and international conventions and take advantage of the climate of international détente so that Israel can put its plans into action and carry out its premeditated designs, calls upon the great Powers, international forums and world opinion to shoulder their responsibilities by opposing Israel's practices and ensuring that the conditions are laid for a just peace in the Middle East region.

The Tunisian Government, which has consistently expressed its appreciation for the unwavering position of principle of the Soviet Union regarding the Palestinian cause, calls upon that country to thwart all maneuvers by Israel to attract Soviet nationals and make them a part of its expansionist plans, to the detriment of the indigenous population.

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