United Nations General Assembly delegates have voted against a debate on the Korean question by endorsing a Steering Committee recommendation to defer the issue until next year.
GV INT. United Nations building.
SV INT. Secretary-General seated.
SCU Toru Nakagawa (Japan) speaks.
SOF BEGINS: "I may summarise....."
SOF ENDS: "..... should be continued.
SV Secretary-General seated.
TV Sir Luwrence McIntyre (Australia) speaks.
SOF BEGINS: "Another debate....
SOF ENDS: ".... dialogue"
GV Delegates seated.
TV Lazar Majsov (Yugoslavia) speaks
SOF BEGINS: "In the light of...
SOF ENDS: ".... inter-Korean relations."
CU Result of voting going up on board.
SV President of Assembly announces that recommendation has been adopted. (speaking in French)
NAKAGAWA: "I may summaries that the consideration of the Korean question might revive acrimonious arguments between countries friendly to the Republic of Korea on the one hand, and countries friendly to North Korea on the other, widening the differences between the Republic of Korea and North Korea, thus weakening the very foundation upon which the friendly dialogue between the South and North should be continued.
McINTRYRE: Another debate on the Korean question at this time, leading as it may well do to the sterile recriminations and the acrimonious exchanges that have characterised it in the past, will only sour the atmosphere for a continuing dialogue.
MAJSOV: In the light of the new situation, the United Nations should review the mandate and the activity of the UN commission for the unification and rehabilitation of Korea as well as the presence of the military command and foreign troops in South Korea. There should be no doubt that the General Assembly can assist these positive trends without interfering with an independent solution of Korea's own problems mainly by its moral support. We explained before why we cannot accept the reasoning that the consideration of this question, at the present session within the framework of the proposed item, would amount to interference and that it could Jeopardies in any way the evolution in inter-Korea relations.
Another speaker against holding a debate was the Australian delegate, Sir Lawrence McIntyre.....
The Ambassador for Yugoslavia, Mr. Lazar Majsov, gave a different viewpoint on the matter......
Initials LD/VS 21.38 LD/VS 21.53
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Background: United Nations General Assembly delegates have voted against a debate on the Korean question by endorsing a Steering Committee recommendation to defer the issue until next year.
The vote in the 132-member assembly was 70 to 35, with 21 abstentions.
Three speakers at the debate were the Japanese delegate, Mr. Toru Nakagawa; the Australian delegate, Sir Lawrence McIntyre; and the Yugoslavian delegate, Mr. Lazar Majsov.
SYNOPSIS: As the results were indicted on the board, it was obvious there would be no debate, with the voting seventy to thirty-five, with twenty-one abstentions.