01/04/2002
Press Release
SC/7351



PRESS STATEMENT ON MIDDLE EAST BY PRESIDENT OF SECURITY COUNCIL


Following is the text of today’s press statement on the Middle East by the President of the Security Council, delivered by Gennady Gatilov (Russian Federation):


The members of the Council heard the briefing by the Secretary-General on the latest developments in the Middle East, including in the occupied territories.  They took note of the report by the Secretary-General on the situation in the region that he intends to make public.


The members of the Council urge both parties involved to cease fire immediately.  They strongly demand that the parties adhere strictly to Security Council resolutions 1397 and 1402.


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