14 December 1988


Algeria, Argentina, Nepal, Senegal, Yugoslavia and Zambia
draft resolution
The Security council,

Reaffirming its resolutions 425 (1978), 426 (1978), 508 (1982) and 509 (1982) as well as all its resolutions on the situation in Lebanon,

Having heard the statement of the Permanent Representative of Lebanon,

Noting with grave concern the continuing deterioration of the situation in southern Lebanon and the repeated Israeli attacks and practices against the civilian population,

Deeply concerned with the recent Israeli attack against Lebanese territory by Israeli naval, air and land forces on 9 December 1988,

1.  Strongly deplores the recent Israeli attack against Lebanese territory by Israeli naval, air and land forces on 9 December 1988;

2.   Strongly requests that Israel cease immediately all attacks against Lebanese territory;

3.   Reaffirms its call for strict respect for the sovereignty of Lebanon, its independence, unity and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized boundaries;

4.   Reaffirms the urgent need to implement the provisions of the Security Council resolutions on Lebanon, in particular resolutions 425 (1978) and 426 (1978), and resolution 509 (1982), which demands that Israel withdraw all its military forces forthwith and unconditionally to the internationally recognized boundaries;

5.    Requests the Secretary-General to continue consultations with the Government of Lebanon and other parties directly concerned with implementation of resolutions 425 (1978), 426 (1978), 508 (1982) and 509 (1982) and to report to the Security Council;

6.   Decides to keep the situation in Lebanon under review.

The Security Council on 14 December 1988 voted on the draft resolution as follows:

In favour: Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Federal Republic of, Italy, Japan, Nepal, Senegal, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Yugoslavia, Zambia.
Against: United States of America.

Document symbol: S/20322
Document Type: Draft resolution, Vetoed draft resolution
Document Source: Security Council
Source Country: Lebanon
Subject: Armed conflict, Incidents, Middle East situation, Peace proposals and efforts
Publication Date: 14/12/1988