The controversial resolution on the Palestinian problem was formally introduced in the United Nations Security Council on Friday (24 August).
GV Security Council
CU Egyptian delegate, Abdel Meguid speaking in English
CU Israeli Ambassador Yehuda Blum speaking in English and CU P.L.O delegate Zehdi Terzi (2 shots)
SV Ambassador Andrew Young smiling
CU P.L.O delegate Zehdi Terzi speaking in English as Andrew Young listens (4 shots)
MEGUID (SEQ 2): "We believe that the report is balanced, factual and reflects the basic requirements of international law as well as faithfully reflects the principles of the United Nations Charter and the relevant United Nations resolutions."
BLUM (SEQ 4): "The present mischievous debate was consciously begun on the last working day of the Soviet Presidency of the Council in June and has been deliberately staggered throughout the summer in an attempt to maximise the possible damage to the peace progress. The sparkers of this debate are the so-called Palestine Committee. A committee which perhaps not by coincidence was established on the.......very same day as the numerical majority in the general assembly saw fit to push through its infamous resolution on Zionism. The committee has turned out to be nothing but a blind tool in the hands of the terrorist P.L.O."
TERZI (SEQ 6): "Mr. President I cannot but read out the comment made by the Palestine Liberation Organisation when you were honest enough and submitted your resignation. And I shall quote, the Palestine Liberation Organisation appreciates the principles and courageous stand of former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young towards the just cause of Palestinian people and the high price he was forced to pay for his beliefs as a result of the immense pressure and illegitimate methods practised against all those who express a free and objective point of view towards the Palestinian people and their cause. The dismissal of Andrew Young from his post represents the ugliest example of intellectual persecution and racist Nazi oppression employed against all those expressing honest principles and positions."
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Background: The controversial resolution on the Palestinian problem was formally introduced in the United Nations Security Council on Friday (24 August). The resolution, calling for Palestinian national independence and sovereignty was introduced by Senegal, but there was no insistence on a vote. The United States had repeatedly warned it would veto the motion if a vote was called. United States ambassador Andrew Young whose unauthorised meeting last month with PLO representative Zehdi Terzi, cost him his U.N. job...would cast the veto. Despite American efforts to postpone it, the U.N. hearing began on Thursday (23 August) with Israel, Egypt and the P.L.O., all speaking on the Palestinian question.
SYNOPSIS: Egyptian Ambassador Abdel Meguid said his country was satisfied with the resolution.
Criticism from Israeli Ambassador Blum.