504. Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State1

1988. Dept pass Cairo Immediate. Middle East-New Draft Res.

Fol is US compromise draft res which Goldberg made available to Hussein today. We expect to receive King’s reaction Sunday afternoon, when Goldberg will meet with him again. Text has been made available to Israelis, UK, Danes and Canadians. Text not yet made available to LA’s and Embassies should refrain from doing so unless advised otherwise.

“The Security Council

Expressing its continuing concern with the grave situation in the ME,

Recalling its Resolution 233 (1967)2 on the outbreak of fighting which called, as a first step, for an immediate cease-fire and for a cessation of all military activities in the area,

Recalling further GA Resolution 2256 (ES–V),3

Emphasizing the urgency of reducing tensions and bringing about a just and lasting peace in which every state in the area can live in security,

Emphasizing further that all member states in their acceptance of the Charter of the UN have undertaken a commitment to act in accordance with Article 2 of the Charter,

Affirms that the fulfillment of the above Charter principles requires the achievement of a state of just and lasting peace in the ME embracing withdrawal of armed forces from occupied territory, termination of claims or states of belligerence, and mutual recognition and respect for the right of every state in the area to sovereign existence, territorial integrity, political independence, secure and recognized boundaries, and freedom from the threat or use of force:
Affirms further the necessity
For guaranteeing freedom of navigation through international waterways in the area;
For achieving a just settlement of the refugee problem;
For guaranteeing the territorial inviolability and political independence of every state in the area, through measures including the establishment of demilitarized zones;
For achieving a limitation of the wasteful and destructive arms race in the area;
Requests the Secretary-General to designate a special representative to proceed to the ME to establish and maintain contacts with the states concerned with a view to assisting them in the working out of solutions in accordance with the purposes of this resolution and in creating a just and lasting peace in the area;
Requests the Secretary-General to report to the SC on the progress of the efforts of the special representative as soon as possible.”

  1. Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1967–69, POL 27 ARAB–ISR/UN. Secret; Immediate; Exdis. Repeated Immediate to Amman, and to Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, London, Ottawa, Rio de Janeiro, and Tel Aviv. Received at 0133Z.
  2. June 6; see footnote 2, Document 183.
  3. July 21; see footnote 4, Document 385.