The fifteen-nation United Nations Security Council met on Friday night (23 June) at the request of Lebanon and Israel as the Middle East crisis flared again.
The fifteen-nation United Nations Security Council met on Friday night (23 June) at the request of Lebanon and Israel as the Middle East crisis flared again. Lebanon was protesting Israeli strikes across her border.
Lebanese Ambassador Edouard Ghorra called on the council to invoke enforcement measures provided by its charter to stem what he called Israel's "repeated acts of aggression." These m??? include economic sanctions and military intervention to preserve international peace and security.
In reply, Israeli Ambassador Yosef Tekoah said that Lebanon "presides over a campaign of terror, slaughter and destruction...against the people of Israel." He added that Lebanon was only concerned with law when Israel retaliated against the guerilla raids coming from Lebanese territory.
The extraordinary Security Council session was adjourned with a request by the President, Mr. Lazar Mojsov of Yugoslavia that concrete proposals be submitted at the next day's meeting.