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I have the honour to transmit herewith the text of a communique issued by the Coordinating Bureau of Non-Aligned Countries concerning the assassination of Mr. Said Hamami, Representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization in London.
I should be grateful if you would kindly have the communique circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under the items entitled "Question of Palestine" and "The situation in the Middle East", and of the Security Council.
Communique issued on 4 January 1978 by the Coordinating Bureau
of Non-Aligned Countries concerning the assassination of
Mr. Said Hamami, Representative of the Palestine Liberation
Organization in London
The Coordinating Bureau of Non-Aligned Countries heard today with profound sorrow and indignation the news of the assassination in London of Mr. Said Hamami, the Representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization in the United Kingdom.
The Coordinating Bureau vehemently condemns this dastardly outrage as an act that threatens all efforts to bring about a peaceful, honourable and enduring settlement of the Middle East problem which would include the granting of their legitimate rights to the Arab people of Palestine.
The Co-ordinating Bureau calls upon the Government of the United Kingdom, on whose territory the crime was committed, and on all those opposed to terrorist activities of this type directed against representatives of genuine liberation movements, to use their utmost endeavours to ensure that justice is swiftly meted out to all those responsible for the organization and perpetration of this foul murder.
The Coordinating Bureau must assure the international community that atrocities of this nature will, far from weakening support for the Palestinian cause, further strengthen the resolve of the friends of the Palestinian Arabs to intensify their efforts to secure the attainment of their legitimate national rights against all forces that are marshalled to frustrate this objective.
The Coordinating Bureau extends to the Palestine Liberation Organization and to the bereaved family of the late Mr. Hamami its sincere condolences at the death of a valiant fighter for the rights of his people.