The United Nations Security Council on monday (October 22) approved by 14 votes to 0 - the People's Republic of china did not participate - a joint United States-Soviet Union resolution calling for a Middle East ceasefire.
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SV Council President from Australia
SCU US Representative:
SV Israeli representative enters and takes seat
MV Soviet representative speaks
LV President speaks (SV PAN Delegates vote on resolution 6 shots)
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SCALI: "President Nixon agreed that Secretary of State Henry Kissinger should fly to Moscow in response to an invitation of Secretary-General Brezhnev. As a result of these discussions, the Council has before it the resolution agreed jointly by the United States and the Soviet governments on which both our governments request immediate action on the part of the Security Council."
MALIK: (ENGLISH TRANSLATOR): "In recent days, intensive multilateral consultations have been going on, including high level meetings in order to call a halt to the war in the Middle East. At the present time, as a result of these consultations, the soviet Union, jointly with the United States, has tabled in the Security Council a draft resolution designed to call & halt to military activities and immediately to implement, practically, Security Council Resolution 242 on a political settlement in the Middle East."
PRESIDENT OF SECURITY COUNCIL: "Will all those in favour please raise their hands. Against: those against? Abstentions? The result of the voting is as follows. In favour, fourteen; against, none, abstentions, none; one delegation did not participate in the vote; accordingly the draft resolution is adopted."
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Background: The United Nations Security Council on monday (October 22) approved by 14 votes to 0 - the People's Republic of china did not participate - a joint United States-Soviet Union resolution calling for a Middle East ceasefire.
But by Tuesday (October 23rd), the ceasefire had broke down and the Security Council was called back into urgent session to consider new steps to stop the fighting.
The ceasefire resolution, worked out between the Soviet Party leader Leonid Brezhnev and the United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, called "Upon all parties to the present fighting to cease all firing and terminate all military activity immediately, no later than 12 hours after the moment of the adoption of this decision, in the positions they now occupy."
It also called for the parties "to start, immediately after the ceasefire, the implementation of Security Council resolution 242 (1967) in all of its parts". This was the resolution of November 1967 which established peace guidelines, including israeli withdrawal from territory occupied in the 1967 conflict and an end to the Arabe belligerency against Israel.
SYNOPSIS: The United Nations Security Council, at a hurriedly-called meeting in New York on Monday, approved joint United States-Soviet Union resolution calling for a Middle East ceasefire.
United States Ambassador John Scali presented the resolution...
Israel's Yosef Tekoah heard Soviet Ambassador Jacob Malik outline the ceasefire moves...
But within hours, the ceasefire had already been violated.