The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. John Scali, on Tuesday (18 September)?
GV Security Council in session
SV U.S. Ambassador John Scali speaks
SV Representatives from France and The People's Republic of China
SV Head table: Sec.Gen., President, Yugoslavian delegate
SV Cuban representative speaking in Spanish
GV Representatives from Kenya, Panama and Peru
GV U.S.S.R. and U.K. delegates
SV Chilean representative speaking in Spanish
Mr. Scali said:
"We regret the progressive breakdown of constitutional processes in Chile in recent months which culminated in the tragic events of September 11. Committed as we are by 200-years of constitutional government, we hope that all concerned will bend their efforts to their early restoration in Chile."
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Background: The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. John Scali, on Tuesday (18 September) criticised Cuba for bringing charges about Chilean attacks on the Cuban Embassy before the Security Council. He said that if the Security Council heard every such complaint, it would be in "almost continuous session".
On the previous day (Monday 17 September) Cuba charged the United States with instigating the Chilean revolt and also that Chilean forces had attacked the Cuban Embassy in Santiago, injuring two diplomats.
Mr. Scali said the U.S. Embassy in Santiago was also shot at during the September 11 Chilean revolt, and 27 other U.S. diplomatic establishments had been bombed, burned or shot at. American service officers and official personnel had been killed, wounded or kidnapped in 100 incidents of violence, but, said Mr. Scali, the U.S. had not asked for a Security Council meeting because, unlike the Cuban delegates, it was not thought these acts constituted a threat to international peace and security.
Cuban representative to the U.N. Secretary Council, Raul Alarcon Quesada, speaking in Spanish implied that there was much hypocracy among some of the countries in the United Nations who went to the U.N. and talked about the "indiscretions" of other nations while they, themselves were responsible for many such actions.
Paul Bazan, Chile's U.N. representative, also speaking in Spanish, said he was proud to be a representative of his country and of the Chilean Army at the U.N. He said the army had given the people of Chile their independence -- their second independence.