Israel Foreign Minister Abba Eban warned the United Nations General Assembly yesterday ( Tuesday ) that the Afro-Asian draft resolution on extending the Arab-israeli ceasefire was unacceptable.
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 2: EBAN: "How to overcome the obstacles which have recently prevented any constructive dialogue on peace, namely the issues of negotiations, how to start it and what are the obstacles which prevent it. It is in that connection that I want to make observations on certain resolutions that have also been referred to by those who have spoken this morning. Now there is a resolution A/L 602 presented by a group of countries, the majority which do not even maintain normal relations with Israel. Now that revolution, as superficially amended, is partisan, is one-sided, it is insidious, it is disruptive of the delicate balance of United Nations jurisprudence, which as of this date stands exclusively on Security Council resolution number 242. And I repeat what the distinguished representative of Nigeria has rightly attributed to me. The statement that resolution 242 was so delicately balanced that the addition of subtraction of single word, the attribution of special weight to one principle and not to another, any selective quotation would be enough to disturb that delicate balance."
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Background: Israel Foreign Minister Abba Eban warned the United Nations General Assembly yesterday ( Tuesday ) that the Afro-Asian draft resolution on extending the Arab-israeli ceasefire was unacceptable. He claimed it did not reaffirm selected from it to suit Arab interests. Mr. Eban was giving his government's view on the three draft resolutions proposed by 19 Afro-Asian countries, 20 South American and Caribbean countries and the U.S.A. respectively.
All three draft resolution contain the proposal that the three-month ceasefire, which runs out at 22.00 GTM on Thursday (November the 5th ), be extended by another three months.
The Israel Foreign Minister also complained that the Afro-Asian draft resolution ignored the fact that Israel had refused to resume the peace talks under the U.N. until the alleged Egyptian ceasefire violations had been "rectified". The Afro-Asian proposals press for resumption of the peace talks immediately.