Syria and Jordan both addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday (6 October).
Syria and Jordan both addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday (6 October). In his speech, Syria's Foreign Minister Abdel Halim Khaddam urged the Assembly to reconsider Israel's membership of the United Nations. He charged Israel with flouting all UN resolutions on the questions of Palestine and the Middle East and declared that it was high time the Assembly acted firmly and decisively on the matter. Jordan's Foreign Minister Hassan Ibrahim called on Israel to withdraw from all the territory it occupied in the 1967 Middle East war. He urged prompt and effective action for the implementation of what he called the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, including the right to repatriation, self-determination and sovereignty.
SYNOPSIS: The General Assembly first heard Syria's Ambassador to the United Nations Mowaffak Allaf, who read his Foreign Minister's statement.
(Mr. Allaf speaks in Arabic)
Then Jordan's Foreign Minister Hassan Ibrahim addressed the Assembly.
(Mr. Ibrahim speaks in Arabic)