Withdrawal of foreign troops in Syria and Lebanon – United States proposal – Telegram from Syrian Premier and Foreign Minister to SecGen


TELEGRAM FROM SYRIAN PREMIER AND MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS

TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

Dated 19 May 1946

19 May 1946.    ETAT SYRIE.

HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL NEW YORK.

AT THE 23RD SITTING OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL HELD AT LONDON ON SATURDAY THE 16TH FEBRUARY 1946 FOR DISCUSSING THE QUESTION OF THE WITHDRAWAL OF FOREIGN TROOPS FROM THE SYRIAN AND LEBANESE TERRITORIES THE UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE PRESENTED TO THE COUNCIL THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION THE SECURITY COUNCIL TAKING NOTE OF STATEMENTS MADE BY THE FOUR PARTIES AND BY OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL EXPRESSES ITS CONFIDENCE THAT FOREIGN TROOPS IN SYRIA AND LEBANON WILL BE WITHDRAWN AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE AND THAT NEGOTIATIONS TO THAT END WILL BE UNDERTAKEN BY PARTIES WITHOUT DELAY AND REQUESTS PARTIES TO INFORM IT OF THE RESULTS OF THE NEGOTIATIONS ALTHOUGH THIS RESOLUTION HAD NO LEGAL VALIDITY IN VIEW OF PARAGRAPH 3 OF THE 27TH ARTICLE OF THE CHARTER IT GOT THE APPROVAL OF THE MAJORITY  OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL AMONG WHOM WERE THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND FRANCE WHO UNDERTOOK TO GIVE EFFECT TO IT THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT HAVE THE HONOUR TO INFORM THE MEMBERS OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL THAT THE EVACUATION OF THE FOREIGN TROOPS TO THE SYRIAN TERRITORY IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROPOSAL OF THE DELEGATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED DURING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF APRIL 1946.

SAADALLAH EL JABIRI  PREMIER AND MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS.

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Document symbol: S/64
Document Type: Telegram
Document Sources: Secretary-General, Security Council
Country: Lebanon, Syria, United States of America
Subject: Peacekeeping
Publication Date: 19/05/1946
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