• Short Summary

    The United Nations General Assembly, endorsing the initiative of a number of third world states that include Egypt, called on the Security Council on Wednesday night (14 December) to impose a mandatory arms embargo against Israel.

  • Description

    The United Nations General Assembly, endorsing the initiative of a number of third world states that include Egypt, called on the Security Council on Wednesday night (14 December) to impose a mandatory arms embargo against Israel. The United States, Britain and France, all of which have the power to veto resolution in the Security Council, were among the thirty countries that voted against the resolution. However, it was adopted, by seventy-two votes, with 37 abstention. The Israeli delegate, Mr. Yehuda Blum, spoke against the resolutions, and when it was passed, questioned whether it would ever come before the Security Council. According to Reuters News Agency, because the United States have veto powers in the Security Council, there is no chance of it ordering sanctions against Israel if the recommendation is debated. Mr Blum challenged Iraq and other Arab co-sponsors of the resolution to begin negotiations with Israel, and accused them of being against peace.

    SYNOPSIS: The members of the General Assembly were then asked to vote.

    The resolution was adopted by 72 affirmative votes. But the Israeli delegate commented that the Israelis will treat is as unimportant.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABE76Q6UCVFPTZKGUP1X239ZWG
    Media URN:
    VLVABE76Q6UCVFPTZKGUP1X239ZWG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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