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31 March 1961
Letter dated 30 March 1961 from the Representative of Jordan to the Secretary-General concerning a decision adopted on 20 March 1961 by the Jordan-Israel Mixed Armistice Commission
[31 March 1961]
With reference to the decision adopted by the Jordan-Israel Mixed Armistice Commission regarding complaint No. G. 104 dated 20th March 1961 submitted by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, I have the honour, upon instructions from my Government, to request you to circulate the text of this decision to all members of the Security Council.
Abdul Monem RIFA’I
Permanent Representative of Jordan
to the United Nations
DECISION ADOPTED ON 20 MARCH 1961 BY THE JORDAN-ISRAEL MIXED ARMISTICE COMMISSION
The Jordan-Israel Mixed Armistice Commission,
Jordan complaint No. G. 104 and the investigation report concerning this complaint made by the United Nations Military Observers, finds:
1. That on the morning of the 17th March, heavy armament in excess to that allowed for in the General Armistice Agreement, such as a Centurion tank, 105 and 155 artillery guns, Sherman tanks, were on the Israel side of the Demarcation Line in Jerusalem, Holy City;
2. This act by Israel is a breach of the General Armistice Agreement;
3. The Mixed Armistice Commission condemns this act by Israel, and calls upon the Israel authorities to take the strongest measures to prevent the recurrence of such a breach of the General Armistice Agreement, and to refrain in the future from bringing to Jerusalem any equipment in excess of that allowed for under the terms of the General Armistice Agreement.