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    THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC TONIGHT (THURSDAY) JOINED ISRAEL AND JORDAN IN ACCEPTING THE UNITED NATIONS CALL FOR A CEASEFIRE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

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    PRESIDENT OF SECURITY COUNCIL, HANS TABOR; U THANT U.A.R. DELEGATE, MR EL KONY; ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER, MR EBAN.



    TABOR: I HAVE JUST BEEN INFORMED THAT THE DISTINGUISHED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC DOES NOT WISH TO MAKE A STATEMENT. I NOW GIVE THE FLOOR TO THE DISTINGUISHED SECRETARY GENERAL FOR AN IMPORTANT STATEMENT.



    U THANT: MR. PRESIDENT, I HAVE JUST RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING COMMUNICATION FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC TO THE HONOUR TO INFORM YOU UPON INSTRUCTIONS OF MY GOVERNMENT THAT IT HAS DECIDED TO ACCEPT THE CEASEFIRE CALL AS IT HAS BEEN PRESCRIBE BY THE RESOLUTIONS OF THE COUNCIL ON THE 5TH. AND 6TH. OF JUNE, 1967, ON THE CONDITION THAT THE OTHER PARTY CEASES TO FIRE. PLEASE ACCEPT, YOUR EXCELLENCY, ASSURANCES OF MY HIGHEST CONSIDERATION. MOHAMMED AWAD EL KONG, PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC TO THE UNITED NATIONS.



    TABOR: I THINK INDEED THAT IT IS ENCOURAGING THAT AFTER THIS COMMUNICATION THREE GOVERNMENTS, NAMELY THOSE OF ISRAELI, JORDAN AND THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC HAVE ACCEPTED THE CALL FOR CEASEFIRE BY THIS COUNCIL. LET US HOPE THAT THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A MORE AUSPICIOUS DEVELOPMENT IN THE TROUBLED AREA OF THE MIDDLE EAST.




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    Background: THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC TONIGHT (THURSDAY) JOINED ISRAEL AND JORDAN IN ACCEPTING THE UNITED NATIONS CALL FOR A CEASEFIRE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

    EGYPT'S ACCEPTANCE OF THE CEASEFIRE WAS CONDITIONAL ON ISRAELI ACCEPTANCE.

    THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF EGYPT'S ACCEPTANCE OF THE CEASEFIRE CALL WAS NOT MADE PERSONALLY BY THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC DELEGATES, BUT READ TO THE COUNCIL BY THE SECRETARY GENERAL, U THAN. THE EGYPTIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS, MR. MOHAMMED AWAD EL KONY SAT ALMOST MOTIONLESS AS HIS COMMUNICATION WAS RELAYED TO DELEGATES AT THE SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING BY THE SECRETARY GENERAL.

    ISRAEL'S FOREIGN MINISTER, MR EBAN, TOLD THE SECURITY COUNCIL ON TUESDAY THAT ISRAEL WOULD ACCEPT THE CEASEFIRE RESOLUTION IF IT WAS ACCEPTED BY OTHER NATIONS INVOLVED IN THE CONFLICT. ISRAEL AND JORDAN, THE FIRST ARAB NATION TO CONCUR TO THE CEASEFIRE CALL, HAVE ALREADY AGREED TO HALT MILITARY ACTIVITIES AGAINST EACH OTHER.

    MR. EBAN, AFTER TONIGHT'S ANNOUNCEMENT, SAID ISRAEL WOULD CEASE MILITARY ACTIVITIES AS SOON AS THE CEASEFIRE WITH EGYPT, SYRIA AND IRAQ WAS IMPLEMENTED BY THOSE NATIONS.

    HE SAID THE EGYPTIAN ANNOUNCEMENT MEANT THE SECURITY COUNCIL CELEBRATED A REAL PROSPECT OF AN EFFECTIVE CEASEFIRE AGREEMENT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND EGYPT.

    THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS ALSO WELCOMED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5MHB3U57CCAW3IG6ANVV3TAV6
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MHB3U57CCAW3IG6ANVV3TAV6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
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    /
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    N/A

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