• Short Summary

    The General Assembly's adoption of a United Nations resolution on Monday (10 November) branding zionism as a from of racism, has caused a deep and bitter split amongst the UN membership.

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    The General Assembly's adoption of a United Nations resolution on Monday (10 November) branding zionism as a from of racism, has caused a deep and bitter split amongst the UN membership.

    The vote of 72 to 35 with 32 abstentions has brought a savage wave of anger against the UN from many parts of the world.

    The resolution was pushed through the assembly by several Arab nations and supported by a coalition of Communist and Third World countries.

    Immediately after the vote was taken the Secretary-General, Kurt Waldheim, said the adoption of the resolution had plunged the UN into a critical situation. Many members are understood to be displeased by Mr. Waldheim's statement.

    UN President, Gaston Thorn, is also expected to come under fire from some Arab delegates for a heated attack he made on the resolution. In a written statement Mr. Thorn said the passing of the resolution would have evil consequences that would be perceived only too soon. He said rapprochement and conciliation in the United Nations had been stupidly and needlessly jeopardised by extremists who did not know when they had gone too far.

    The American Ambassador to the UN, Daniel Moynihan, was another who lashed out at what he called a great evil that had been loosed on the world. He said the United States would not acknowledge, abide or acquiesce to such an infamous act.

    But in Damascus there was a different opinion with a spokesman for the Palestine Liberation Movement saying that the vote had shown the wide support and understanding by the international community.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA905XRCIR7TAR0JTHYRHOD1QE8
    Media URN:
    VLVA905XRCIR7TAR0JTHYRHOD1QE8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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