71. Editorial Note

On June 13, the Representatives of Afghanistan, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Thailand, and Yemen directed a letter to the President of the Security Council requesting that the Algerian matter be placed on the agenda. (U.N. doc. S/3609) France argued against the proposal on the grounds it was a domestic French concern. The issue was decided at the 730th meeting of the Council on June 26. Iran and the Soviet Union supported the proposal; Australia, Belgium, Cuba, France, Peru, the United Kingdom, and the United States rejected it, with China and Yugoslavia abstaining. (U.N. doc. S/PV.730) For Ambassador Lodge’s statement of the United States position, see Department of State Bulletin, July 16, 1956, page 125.