• Short Summary

    The United Nations security council on Friday (28 May) approved a six-month extension of the mandate of the UN force in the Golan Heights.

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    The United Nations security council on Friday (28 May) approved a six-month extension of the mandate of the UN force in the Golan Heights.

    The council voted after UN secretary-general Dr. Kurt Waldheim reported that Israel and Syria had agreed to the extension.

    Without the vote, and the assent of Israel and Syria, the 1,200-man UN force would have had to be withdrawn when the previous mandate expires on Sunday (30 May).

    The vote was carried, but the council expressed concern over tension in the area.

    Dr. Waldheim said that unless progress could be achieved towards a just and durable peace, the situation in the Middle East wold become increasingly dangerous.

    SYNOPSIS: The council resolution extending the mandate expressed concern over the "prevailing state of tension in the area", Syria's President Assad had told Dr. Waldheim during his visit to Syria earlier in the week, that the force could not be permitted to become permanent.

    Thirteen of the 15 council members voted that the mandate be renewed. China and Libya did not take part in the voting. In his speech to the council before the vote was taken, Dr. Waldheim warned them that the Middle East situation remained tense and unstable and would become increasingly dangerous unless progress could be made towards a just and lasting peace.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6UZRCFD47249L1S1HNB4LEB6
    Media URN:
    VLVA6UZRCFD47249L1S1HNB4LEB6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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