From August 29 to September 1, 1967, eight Arab heads of state attended a summit conference in Khartoum where they formulated the consensus that underlines the policies of most Arab states in conflict with Israel. Among other issues, the resolution called for the continued struggle against Israel. By adopting the dictum of no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel and no negotiations with Israel (also called "The 3 No's"), the Arab states appeared to slam the door on any possible progress towards peace.
Text of the Khartoum Resolution:
1. The conference has affirmed the unity of Arab
ranks, the unity of joint action and the need for coordination
and for the elimination of all differences. The Kings, Presidents
and representatives of the other Arab Heads of State at the conference
have affirmed their countries' stand by and implementation of
the Arab Solidarity Charter which was signed at the third Arab
summit conference in Casablanca.
2. The conference has agreed on the need to consolidate
all efforts to eliminate the effects of the aggression on the
basis that the occupied lands are Arab lands and that the burden
of regaining these lands falls on all the Arab States.
3. The Arab Heads of State have agreed to unite their
political efforts at the international and diplomatic level to
eliminate the effects of the aggression and to ensure the withdrawal
of the aggressive Israeli forces from the Arab lands which have
been occupied since the aggression of June 5. This will be done
within the framework of the main principles by which the Arab
States abide, namely, no peace with Israel, no recognition of
Israel, no negotiations with it, and insistence on the rights
of the Palestinian people in their own country.
4. The conference of Arab Ministers of Finance, Economy
and Oil recommended that suspension of oil pumping be used as
a weapon in the battle. However, after thoroughly studying the
matter, the summit conference has come to the conclusion that
the oil pumping can itself be used as a positive weapon, since
oil is an Arab resource which can be used to strengthen the economy
of the Arab States directly affected by the aggression, so that
these States will be able to stand firm in the battle. The conference
has, therefore, decided to resume the pumping of oil, since oil
is a positive Arab resource that can be used in the service of
Arab goals. It can contribute to the efforts to enable those Arab
States which were exposed to the aggression and thereby lost economic
resources to stand firm and eliminate the effects of the aggression.
The oilproducing States have, in fact, participated in the
efforts to enable the States affected by the aggression to stand
firm in the face of any economic pressure.
5. The participants in the conference have approved
the plan proposed by Kuwait to set up an Arab Economic and Social
Development Fund on the basis of the recommendation of the Baghdad
conference of Arab Ministers of Finance, Economy and Oil.
6. The participants have agreed on the need to adopt
the necessary measures to strengthen military preparation to face
7. The conference has decided to expedite the elimination
of foreign bases in the Arab States.