The Jordanian Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Muhammed El-Farra, speaking at the 25th anniversary?
GV (EXT) U.N. building
CU PAN & ZOOM Jordanian delegate speaks in English:
TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ 2): "Mr President, only yesterday Mrs Golda Meir spoke from this rostrum about flouted agreements. Is it not common knowledge, Mr President, by now, that it is Israel which has been flouting every single resolution or agreement, that this must be an expansionist device. I hereby reiterate my Government's position; that we still abide by all the United Nations agreements and resolutions. All we ask is that Israel should meet this challenge by declaring its willingness to honour and implement all the United Nations undertakings, past and present. Mr President, our people believe in the lofty principles of the United Nations. But until the United Nations succeeds in establishing a just peace in our area, our people will continue their struggle to achieve this goal. To obtain just peace through the United Nations, the Palestinians have been waiting for 22 years, and thus demonstrating, by any standard, that they are a model of moderation, perseverance and self-restraint."
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Background: The Jordanian Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Muhammed El-Farra, speaking at the 25th anniversary commemorative session as a special envoy of King Hussein, called for the United Nations to bring about a just peace in the Middle East.
He accused Israel of flouting agreements and said that until there was a just peace the people would continue their struggle.