The United Nations General Assembly, has resolved to urge world governments and airport authorities to tighten security against hijackers.
The United Nations General Assembly, has resolved to urge world governments and airport authorities to tighten security against hijackers. The reactions from UN ambassadors was varied, following the announcement by General Assembly President Lazar Mojsov.
SYNOPSIS: After the adoption of the resolution...then came reaction from the ambassadors. Israel's Chaim Herzog applauded their solidarity.
Next reaction came from the West german permanent representative, Baron von Wechmar, who was not pleased with the resolution.
Another salvo against the resolution was fired by deputy permanent representative for Syria, Zakaria Sibaha. He said he would like to have been mentioned that the measured adopted to fight the hijackers would not encroach on people fighting for their independence.
The resolution called on all states to increase the exchange of information designed to foil hijackers and to take joint and separate action to ensure that passengers, crew and aircraft were not used to extort advantage. The item was added to the Assembly's agenda after the International Federation of Airline Pilots Associations threatened a 48-hour strike in protest against the hijacking of a Lufthansa jet to Somalia and the murder of its pilot.