• Short Summary

    The United Nations security Council has renewed the mandate of the peace-keeping force in Lebanon for another six months.

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    The United Nations security Council has renewed the mandate of the peace-keeping force in Lebanon for another six months. The resolution was approved by twelve votes to none -- with two abstentions -- and strongly deplored acts of violence against Lebanon. It also called on Israel to halt incursions into Lebanon, and to stop giving assistance to "irresponsible armed groups" -- a reference to the Lebanese christian militia who control a strip of territory along the border with Israel. The renewal of the mandate of the UN interim force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) had earlier seemed in jeopardy when Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim warned that Israeli co-operation was essential if the force was to function effectively. Among the delegates who addressed the Security council before thursday's (14 June) vote was Egypt's Deputy Permanent Representative, Dr. Nabil A. Elaraby.

    SYNOPSIS: Jordan's Deputy Permanent Representative, Mr. George Y. Shamma, also addressed the Council.

    Syria's Permanent Representative, Hammoud El-Choufi, also had a comment to make.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1ZMHIHGZI35DGCPWXN7DKS82E
    Media URN:
    VLVA1ZMHIHGZI35DGCPWXN7DKS82E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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