• Short Summary

    United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Daniel Moynihan, warned the Security Council on Monday (19 January), that any unilateral tampering with the basis for Middle East peace talks, risked destroying the negotiating process entirely.

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    United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Daniel Moynihan, warned the Security Council on Monday (19 January), that any unilateral tampering with the basis for Middle East peace talks, risked destroying the negotiating process entirely.

    Addressing the council as it began its second week of special debate on the Middle East question, Mr. Moynihan, said that since all parties had agreed on the framework for talks, all of them should agree to any changes.

    The U.S. is expected to veto any draft that would radically alter the existing basis for peace negotiations.

    He said America wanted the council to recognise the "legitimate interests" of all the people in the area, including the Palestinian people and "respect for the right to independent existence of all states in the area".

    With Israel boycotting the debate, because of the presence of a PLO delegation, any resolution adopted would run the risk of not being accepted by both sides.

    As yet no resolution has been put before the 15-nation council.

    Mr. Moynihan said that all the issues being discussed wold be most effectively dealt with at a Geneva or preparatory conference.

    The Geneva conference, of which the U.S. and Soviet Union are co-chairmen, has not been convened for nearly two years. Egyptian President Sadat has asked that it be reconvened and that the PLO join the negotiators.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6JGLGS4B7A5FVUFEF6CJM11MA
    Media URN:
    VLVA6JGLGS4B7A5FVUFEF6CJM11MA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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