• Short Summary

    Thirteen of the fifteen members of the United Nations Security Council voted on Monday (8th April) for a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN force in the Middle East by six months.

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    Thirteen of the fifteen members of the United Nations Security Council voted on Monday (8th April) for a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN force in the Middle East by six months. The Council President, Talib el-Shibib, of Iraq, put the draft resolution to the vote. Iraq, which holds the Council Presidency for April, dissociated itself from the decision to extend the force's mandate as did The Peoples' Republic of China, which opposed the operation.

    The great powers are specifically bared from providing contingents to the 7,000 man twelve-nation army which now separates Israeli and Egyptian troops. It remains ready for duty in the troubled Golan Heights if called on.

    Problems of the freedom of movement of contingents from certain countries - Poland, Ghana, Indonesia and Senegal - which do not have diplomatic relations with Israel, have been the cause of problems on the ground. The President of the Council, Talib el-Shibib referred to these after the members had voted on the force's extension of duty:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5COYFTLV6HWRSBXQ7SG5NGXW3
    Media URN:
    VLVA5COYFTLV6HWRSBXQ7SG5NGXW3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
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    N/A

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