During the Middle East debate in the Security Council of the United Nations on Thursday (14 June), Ambassador John Scali, United States Representative at the U.
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AMBASSADOR SCALI SAID
"We agree with those who have argued that the Council has a responsibility to help bring about the implementation of Resolution 242. Implementation requires agreement, and agreement requires a process of negotiations. This is what the Council must encourage and facilitate. Such a process, in our view must necessitate a patient, practical, step-by-step approach. It could begin, as we have long favoured, with an agreement on some Israeli withdrawal from Sinai and the reopening of the Suez Canal within the context of an extended cease-fire, as the first stage on the road to a final settlement."
A translation of part of Mr. Huang Hua speech follows
"For many years people have set forth one argument or another on the Middle East question. However, anyone facing up to the reality of the situation cannot but admit that the history of the Middle East over the past two decades and more since World War Two is one of repeated aggression and expansion carried out by Israeli Zionism with Imperialist support, and of the resistance to aggression and expansion put up by the Palestinian and other Arab peoples. The reactionary Zionist movement was a product of the Imperialist policy of aggression in the Middle East. The large scale immigration to Palestine has long been carried out by the Zionists with the support and abetment of Imperialism."
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Background: During the Middle East debate in the Security Council of the United Nations on Thursday (14 June), Ambassador John Scali, United States Representative at the U.N., said the Council must encourage and facilitate negotiations.
The People's Republic of China's Representative at the U.N., Ambassador Huang Hue spoke of the "reality of the situation" and of Israeli Zionist aggressies".