The United Nations Security Council on Thursday(24 August) again deferred a decision on whether Bangladesh should be admitted to the world body.
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KOMATINA: "The application of Bangladesh and her undisputable right to enter our organisation is, and should be, a clear and straight forward matter. Bangladesh meets all the requirements for membership postulated by the Charter in its Article Four, and is eminently willing and able to assume and pursue obligations and duties of a member state."
IBRAHIM: "Mr President, in deciding such a matter the Council must take into consideration the record of the applicant in deferring to Council resolutions and the resolutions of the United Nations as a whole. The Council, before any other body or organ, should see to it that its own decision are respected and given effect and in the issue at hand that consideration becomes imperative, since the admission of the applicant would imply the satisfaction of the Council as to the present measurers of implementation given to its resolutions, which is in effect, far from being satisfactory".
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This film includes sound extracts from the delegate from the Peoples Republic of China, Huang Hua (in Chinese), Yugoslavia's delegate, Miljan Komatina (in English), the Soviet Union's delegate, Viktor Levonovich Issraelyan (in Russian) and Sudan's delegate, Falah Ibrahim (in English) A transcript of the English sound sequences follows.
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Background: The United Nations Security Council on Thursday(24 August) again deferred a decision on whether Bangladesh should be admitted to the world body. The People's Republic of China had threatened to veto any move to seat Bangladesh in the General Assembly.
The adjournment was proposed by the Sudanese delegate, Mr Falah Ibrahim who suggested that a number of delegates needed more time to obtain instructions from their governments.
When the admission of Bangladesh came up for debate on Friday(25 Aug) The People Republic of China exercised the right of veto, for the first time since joining the United Nations ten months ago.