Mr. George Bush, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, told newsmen on Wednesday?
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TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 2) MR. BUSH: "Significance of the three critical votes at the United Nations is clear indeed. By tremendous majorities, the U.N. has said to the participants: stop the fighting, withdraw troops. Ceasefire and withdrawal were the cornerstones of these successful resolutions. World opinion spoke out against massive invasions; the United States strongly supported this. I've been asked why go to the General Assembly when the resolution is only recommended to it. Hopefully, this enormous majority will cause the parties to the conflict to realise that world opinion wants the war to stop and wants the forces to withdraw. At least the General Assembly moved swiftly to express world opinion. But I can't sit here and tell you we see a clear answer, either that the United States can accomplish or that the United States in concert with other nations can accomplish, We -- I think we'll explore everything we possibly can do, bilaterally, multilaterally, to bring peace to this area, and I hope that the United Nations can yet prove to be effective in this area."
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Background: Mr. George Bush, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, told newsmen on Wednesday (8 December) in New York that the U.S. intended to explore every possibility to stop the fighting between India and Pakistan. He said he hoped that Tuesday's (7 December) United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire and immediate withdrawal of all forces to their respective countries would help stop the conflict.