The United Nations Security Council approved a six month extension for the mandate of U.N.?
The United Nations Security Council approved a six month extension for the mandate of U.N. peacekeeping forces in Cyprus on Tuesday night (15 June). The draft was adopted only an hour before the mandate was due to expire.
SYNOPSIS: The delay was caused by last minute objections by the Cyprus Foreign Minister, John Christophides, who wanted an inclusion in the text maintaining the demographic character of the Island and a ban on the expulsion of people from the Turkish controlled sector. Although Turkey's ambassador Ilter Turkmen voted in favour he said Turkey didn't entirely agree with the resolution.
Thirteen of the fifteen council members voted for the resolution which was worked out during intensive private consultations. Afterwards Secretary General, Kurt Waldheim, told them that their decision would be acted on immediately.