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    The United States vetoed a Security council resolution at the United Nations on thursday (26 July) which would have strongly deplored Israel's continued occupation of territory captured in the 1967 war.

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    The United States vetoed a Security council resolution at the United Nations on thursday (26 July) which would have strongly deplored Israel's continued occupation of territory captured in the 1967 war.

    The text also expressed what it named 'serious concern at Israel's lack of co-operation' with the United Nations Middle East Peace Envoy, Dr. Gunnar Jarring.

    It was the fifth time the United States had used its power of veto, and the second time on the middle East question. Thirteen of the 15 members voted to approve the proposal. Only The People's Republic of China didn't vote, on the grounds that the proposals weren't adequate.

    United States ambassador John Scali explained that the proposals his action had blocked distorted the council's November 1967 resolution which established peace guidelines.

    The president of the Security Council, Sir Colin Crowe, called the meeting to order and chaired the voting.

    SYNOPSIS: At the United Nations Security council on Thursday, the president, Sir Colin Crowe began the voting on a Arab-supported resolution on the Middle East question. Before the vote, the resolution was explained by all delegates.

    The French delegate, M. Louis De Guiringaud, explained the vote, which would have strongly deplored Israel's continued occupation of territory seized during the nineteen-sixty-seven war. He said the vote before the vote met the basic needs on the Middle East situation.

    The Soviet delegate, Yakov Malik, explaining the vote, said that the draft, to a certain extent, pointed to the responsibility of Israel, as the aggressor for blocking a peaceful solution. He said, however, that it was too weak in some points, particularly in not emphasising the principle of non acquisition of territory by force. After voting, United States delegate John Scali explained his actions in exercising power of veto.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3XJ5DEGQ3SV53APQFZYDNCRQD
    Media URN:
    VLVA3XJ5DEGQ3SV53APQFZYDNCRQD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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