DOCUMENTS S/10665 AND ADD.l* **

Letter dated 26 May 1972 from the representatives of Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Guinea, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, the Libyan Arab Republic, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, the Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, the Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen to the Secretary-General

We have the honour to bring to your attention, upon instructions from our respective Governments, the resolution on the Middle East problem which was adopted at the Third Islamic Conference held at Jeddah from 29 February to 3 March 1972.

We should be very grateful if this letter and the above-mentioned resolution could be circulated as an official document of the General Assembly and the Security Council.

Signed by the representatives of the following States Members of the United Nations :

Afghanistan

Algeria

Bahrain

Egypt

Guinea

Indonesia

Iran

Jordan

Kuwait

Lebanon

Libyan Arab

  Republic

Malaysia

Mali

Mauritania

Morocco

Niger

Oman

Pakistan

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Sierra Leone

Somalia

Sudan

Syrian Arab

  Republic

Tunisia

United Arab

  Emirates

Yemen

TEXT OF THE RESOLUTION

The Third Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers meeting in Jeddah between 29 February and 3 March I 1972, guided by the resolutions of the Islamic Conference of Kings and Heads of State and Government held in Rabat from 9 to 12 Rajab 1389 H (22 to 25 September 1969),

Reaffirming the resolutions of the first Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers held in Jeddah from 15 to 17 Moharrem 1390 H (23-25 March 1970), and the second Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers held in Karachi from 27 to 29 Shawal 1390 H (26-28 December 1970),

Considering that the support and backing of the sister Arab States striving to recover their lands and the lawful national rights of the people of Palestine is a responsibility and duty imposed by Moslem solidarity and the principles of justice and peace,

Taking due account of the discussions that took during the  Conference  on  the persistence  of Israel in defying the implementation of the United Nations resolutions as a result of the support of the United States of America,

Noting Israel's wilful persistence in pursuing its aggression on Arab territories and violations of the United Nations resolutions and the principles of international law and human rights,

1. Condemns Israel for its aggression perpetrated in 1967 on sister Arab countries and its persistence in violating the principles of the United Nations Charter and refusal to implement its resolutions and holds it responsible for the deteriorating situation in the Middle East;

2. Insists on the withdrawal of Israel from all the occupied Arab territories since 5 June 1967 in compliance with the principle of the illegitimacy of the acquisition of territory by force and the principle of the respect of the national unity and territorial integrity of States;

3. Expresses its appreciation of the role of Islamic States  and the efforts of African and Asian States designed to find a just solution of the United Nations resolution;

4. Denounces Israel's  uncooperative   attitude,  at the United Nations level, in the search for a just and lasting peaceful settlement to the Middle East crisis;

5. Supports sister Arab States in their efforts to liberate  their  territories  from  Israeli  occupation  by resorting to the means consistent with their best interests, security and integrity and appeals to all peace-and justice-loving States to  adopt  severe measures against Israel and its expansionist policy to force it into withdrawing its troops from the occupied territories;

6. Requests the Big Powers, permanent members of the Security Council, in particular the United States, to take all appropriate measures to bring Israel to withdraw  from  the  occupied  Arab  territories,   and refrain from providing it with any military or economic support so that it may not persist in refusing to withdraw from these territories;

7. Declares that Member States should strive by any appropriate means to contribute to the liquidation of Israeli aggression against the occupied Arab territories, including political and economic retortion against Israel.

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*  circulated  as General Assembly documents  under the symbol A/8686 and Add.l.

**   Document S/10665/Add.l-A/8686/Add.l of 2 June 1972 was issued to add the Niger to the list of signatories of the letter.

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Document symbol: S/10665 and ADD.1* **
Document Type: Letter
Document Sources: Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Security Council
Subject: Middle East situation
Publication Date: 26/05/1972