Israel has said it would boycott the Geneva peace negotiations in the United Nations Security Council if the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) is invited to participate.
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CU Allon speaks
ALLONS: "Now, I don't have to tell you that Israel is disappointed, very disappointed, with the resolution 381 of the Security Council, of November the 30th, and in addition to the right decision to extend the mandate of the United Nations observer force in the Golan heights. The majority of the Security Council, including the United States and Britain and some other friendly countries, found it necessary to vote for additional articles in this resolution which were irrelevant to the (indistinct) decision about extending the mandate. It this should be the basis for future negotiations in the Middle East, I'm afraid that such a possibility has been destroyed by the Security Council, which quite frequently acts as the insecurity council, and this is the best example how it acts.
According to our proposals, and contrary to the intentions of extremist elements in the Security Council, we would like to see the Geneva conference reconvened as soon as possible. We shall not permit the extremist elements, of Syria or the PLO or even the Soviet Union to turn the Security Council into a peace conference de facto. The (indistinct) institutions and the last institution which is capable of becoming an instrument of peace today in unquestionably the Security Council. And therefore anyone who is willing to change the status quo of the Geneva Conference will carry the responsibility for a possible stagnate in the future, a possible stagnation in the future."
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This film is serviced with an interview with Mr. Allons, a transcript of which appears below
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Background: Israel has said it would boycott the Geneva peace negotiations in the United Nations Security Council if the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) is invited to participate.
And the country's Foreign Minister, Mr. Yigal Allon, has strongly attacked the Security Council. On his departure to the united States on Monday (5 January) for talks with Washington officials, he called the Security Council the "insecurity council."
He called for the reconvening of the Geneva peace conference and said the extremist elements of the Security Council must not be allowed to turn the council into a "peace conference de facto".
Mr. Allon said the last institution which could become an instrument of peace is the Security Council.
His news conference followed Israel serving notice that it may boycott the Geneva peace negotiations. The Cabinet said that any changes in previous Security Council resolutions, which form the basis for the Geneva Peace talks, would disrupt moves to negotiate a secure and lasting peace.
SYNOPSIS: Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yigal Allon, strongly attacked the United Nations Security Council on Monday. As he left for talks in Washington, he called the council the "insecurity council."