Ceasefire agreement/Rogers Plan B – Text/Non-UN document

The Ceasefire/Standstill Proposal

as communicated in the letter by the US Secretary of State William Rogers

to Mahmoud Riad, Foreign Minister of the United Arab Republic

and Zaid Rifai, Foreign Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

19 June 1970

(aka Rogers Plan B)

Israel and the UAR will observe a ceasefire effective at 2200 hours GMT Friday, August 7.

Both sides will stop all incursions and all firing, on the ground and in the air, across the ceasefire line.

Both sides will refrain from changing the military status quo within zones extending 50 kilometers to the east and the west of the ceasefire line. Neither side will introduce or construct any new military installations in these zones. Activities within the zones will be limited to the maintenance of existing installations at their present sites and positions and to the rotation and supply of forces presently within the zones.

For the purposes of verifying observance of the ceasefire, each side will rely on its own national means, including reconnaissance aircraft, which will be free to operate without interference up to 10 kilometers from the ceasefire line on its own side of the line.

Each side may avail itself as appropriate of all United Nations machinery in reporting alleged violations by each other of the ceasefire and of the military standstill.

Both sides will abide by the Geneva Convention of 1949 relative to the treatment of prisoners of war and will accept the assistance of the International Committee of the Red Cross in carrying out their obligations under that Convention.


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