Note verbale dated 7 August 1984 from the Permanent Representative of

Yemen to the united Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

The Permanent Representative of the Yemen Arab Republic to the united Nations presents his compliments to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and would like kindly to request that the enclosed letter , addressed to His Excellency from Dr. Riyad H. Mansour, Deputy Permanent Observer of the Palestine Liberation Organization to the united Nations, be circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under item 33 of the provisional agenda, and of the Security Council.


* A/39/150.


Letter dated 6 August 1984 from the Deputy Permanent Observer of the

Palestine Liberation Organization to the Secretary-General

I am asked by Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, to bring the following to your attention.

The Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization met on 31 July 1984 to discuss the latest propositions announced by the Soviet Union on 29 July 1984 related to the solution of the Middle East problem which came as a reconfirmation of the proposal presented by the late President Brezhnev in September 1982.

The Executive Committee studied in particular the basic principles of these propositions, mainly:

The principle of the appropriation of the people's land by aggression and the necessity of the return of all lands occupied since 1967 to the Arabs, and the need to eliminate all settlements established by Israel in these territories;

The principle of the right of the Palestinian people to return, to self-determination, and to the establishment of their independent State on the Palestinian land which will be liberated from the Israeli occupation and the guarantee of the practice of these rights to the Palestinian people represented by their sole legitimate representative, the Palestine Liberation Organization,

The right of the Palestinian State to define, after its establishment, the nature of its relations with the neighbouring countries, including the possibility of establishing a confederation,

The principle of considering Eastern Jerusalem as a basic part of the Palestinian State.

The Executive Committee studied in detail the means of achieving the proposed solution which is based on collective efforts and within the framework of an International Conference on the Middle East which will convene for this purpose.  The objective of the conference is the fulfilment of a global solution.

The Executive Committee expressed its approval and appreciation of these proposals based on the Palestine National Council resolution, in its sixteenth session and which had highly valued the plan of the late President Brezhnev and approved it, as well as based on the resolutions of the previous Palestine National Council sessions as related to this matter.

(Signed) Riyad MANSOUR

Deputy Permanent Observer