• Short Summary

    The United Nations Security Council agreed on Thursday (4 December) to invite the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) to "participate fully" in its consideration of Tuesday's Israeli raid on Palestinian camps in Lebanon.

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    The United Nations Security Council agreed on Thursday (4 December) to invite the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) to "participate fully" in its consideration of Tuesday's Israeli raid on Palestinian camps in Lebanon.

    The United States Ambassador, Mr. Daniel Moynihan, who voted against the proposal, called it an outrageous attempt to give "an amorphous terrorist organisation" the attributes of a sovereign government.

    Mr. Ivor Richard, the British Ambassador, who is also the President this month, took a similar position to that of Mr. Moynihan. He said the proposal to give the PLO full participation went far beyond the Council's customary action in such cases.

    The Council's decision, which avoided any reference to the rules of procedure governing the participation of non-members or individuals, was without pre??dent. Egypt, which joined Lebanon in asking for the Council session following the Israeli raids, had asked for a hearing for the PLO.

    Immediately after the vote, Mr. Basel amin Aql, the leader of the PLO delegation, took a seat at the Council table. He joined delegates of Lebanon and Egypt who are also non-members.

    SYNOPSIS: On Thursday the Security Council agreed to the PLO participating in the Israeli raids debate.

    The Council's President, Mr. Ivor Richard, who is the British Ambassador to the U.N. had criticised the invitation as going far beyond the Council's customary action in such cases. His remarks were similar to those expressed by the United States Ambassador. The PLO delegation was led by Mr. Basel Amin Aql.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADOUP734RINKEICB1H5MYEGSEG
    Media URN:
    VLVADOUP734RINKEICB1H5MYEGSEG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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