• Short Summary

    The United States re-committed itself to increasing its peacemaking efforts in the Middle East after vetoing a Security Council resolution on Palestinian rights on Monday (26 January).

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    The United States re-committed itself to increasing its peacemaking efforts in the Middle East after vetoing a Security Council resolution on Palestinian rights on Monday (26 January).

    The veto, the 13th by the US, stopped a resolution calling for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and an Israeli withdrawal from all Arab territory occupied since the 1967 war.

    The resolution was backed by nine countries - Benin, France, Guyana, Japan, Pakistan, Panama, Romania, the Soviet Union and Tanzania. Britain, Italy and Sweden abstained, while China and Libya did not take part in the vote.

    Explaining his veto, the US Ambassador Daniel Moynihan, said the resolution would have altered the existing framework for Middle East peace efforts, in ways "that would have been seriously harmful to the future of the peace making process".

    The framework referred to by Mr. Moynihan was the machinery of the December 1973 Geneva Peace Conference, based on council resolutions adopted in 1967 and 1973.

    Also at issue during the council debate was the status of the Palestine Liberation Organisation. Israel boycotted the council session in protest against the participation of the PLO.

    The US State department said afterwards that America would be active in the coming months in working towards a settlement for the region.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACULAK807DGJO7N1ZDON0WB9KX
    Media URN:
    VLVACULAK807DGJO7N1ZDON0WB9KX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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