United Nations

A/RES/40/6


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

1 November 1985

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                                                         A/RES/40/6
                                                         1 November 1985
                                                         59th plenary meeting
 
          Armed Israeli aggression against the Iraqi nuclear installations
          and its grave consequences for the established international
          system concerning the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the
          non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and international peace
          and security
 
     The General Assembly,
 
     Having considered the item entitled "Armed Israeli aggression against the
Iraqi nuclear installations and its grave consequences for the established
international system concerning the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the
non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and international peace and security",
 
     Recalling the relevant resolutions of the Security Council and the
General Assembly,
 
     Taking note of the relevant resolutions of the International Atomic
Energy Agency,
 
     Viewing with deep concern Israel's refusal to comply with Security
Council resolution 487 (1981) of 19 June 1981,
 
     Noting with deep concern the threatening statement made by an Israeli
cabinet member on 26 March 1985,  in which he stated, inter alia, "We are
prepared to strike against any nuclear reactor built by Iraq in the future",
 
     Deeply alarmed by Israel's failure to state without ambiguity its
acceptance of the internationally recognized criteria for the definition of a
peaceful nuclear facility and to acknowledge the effectiveness of the
safeguards system of the International Atomic Energy Agency as a reliable
means of verifying the peaceful operation of nuclear facilities,
 
     Concerned that armed attacks against nuclear facilities raise fears about
the safety of present and future nuclear installations,
 
     Aware that all States developing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes
need assurances against armed attacks on nuclear facilities,
 
     1.   Strongly condemns all military attacks on all nuclear installations
dedicated to peaceful purposes, including the military attacks by Israel on
the nuclear facilities of Iraq;
 
     2.   Considers that Israel has not yet committed itself not to attack or
threaten to attack nuclear facilities in Iraq or elsewhere, including
facilities under International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards;
 
     3.   Requests the Security Council to take urgent and effective measures
to ensure that Israel complies without further delay with the provisions of
resolution 487 (1981);
 
     4.   Requests the International Atomic Energy Agency to consider
additional measures effectively to ensure that Israel undertakes not to attack
or threaten to attack peaceful nuclear facilities in Iraq or elsewhere, in
violation of the Charter of the United Nations and in disregard of the
safeguards system of the International Atomic Energy Agency;
 
     5.   Calls upon Israel urgently to place all its nuclear facilities under
International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards in accordance with resolution
487 (1981) adopted unanimously by the Security Council;
 
     6.   Reaffirms that Iraq is entitled to compensation for the damage it
has suffered as a result of the Israeli armed attack on 7 June 1981;
 
     7.   Urges all Member States to provide necessary technical assistance to
Iraq to restore its peaceful nuclear programme and to overcome the damage
caused by the Israeli attack;
 
     8.   Calls upon all States and organizations that have not yet done so to
discontinue co-operating with and giving assistance to Israel in the nuclear
field;
 
     9.   Requests the Conference on Disarmament to continue negotiations with
a view to an immediate conclusion of the agreement on the prohibition of
military attacks on nuclear facilities as a contribution to promoting and
ensuring the safe development of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes;
 
     10.  Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-first
session the item entitled "Armed Israeli aggression against the Iraqi nuclear
installations and its grave consequences for the established international
system concerning the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the non-proliferation
of nuclear weapons and international peace and security".