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UN General Assembly Resolutions:
Resolution 36/27

(November 13, 1981)


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The General Assembly

Having considered the item entitled "Armed Israeli aggression against the Iraqi nuclear installation and its grave consequences for the established international system concerning the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and international peace and security",

Expressing its deep alarm over the unprecedented Israeli act of aggression against the Iraqi nuclear installations on 7 June 1981, which created a grave threat to -international peace and security,

Recalling its resolution 33/71 A of 14 December 1978 concerning military and nuclear collaboration with Israel and its resolution of 34 / 89 of I I December 1979 on Israeli nuclear armament,

Further recalling Security Council resolution 487 (1981) of 19 June 1981 and noting with concern Israel's refusal to comply with the said resolution,

Taking note of the resolution adopted on 12 June 1981 by the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency and of resolution GC(XXV)/RES/381 adopted on 26 September 1981 by the General Council of the Agency, in which the Conference, inter alia considered that the Israeli act of aggression constituted an attack against the Agency and its safeguards regime and decided to suspend the provision of any assistance to Israel,

Fully aware of the fact that Iraq, being a party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, has subscribed to the International Atomic Energy safeguards regime, and that the Agency has testified that these safeguards have been satisfactorily applied,

Noting with concern that Israel has refused to adhere to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and, in spite of repeated calls, including that of the Security Council, to place its nuclear facilities under International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards,

Alarmed by the increasing information and evidence regarding Israel's activities aiming at the acquisition and development of nuclear weapons,

Gravely concerned over the misuse by Israel, in committing its acts of aggression against Arab countries, of aircraft and weapons supplied by the United States of America,

Condemning the Israeli threats to repeat such attacks on nuclear installations if and when it deems it necessary,

Affirming the inalienable sovereign right of all States to develop technological and nuclear programs for peaceful purposes, in accordance with the internationally accepted objectives of preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons,

1. Strongly condemns Israel for its premeditated and unprecedented act of aggression in violation of the Charter of the United Nations, and the norms of international conduct, which constitute a new and dangerous escalation in the threat to international peace and security;

2. Issues a solemn warning to Israel to cease its threats and the commission of such armed attacks against nuclear facilities;

3. Reiterates its call to all States to cease forthwith any provision to Israel of arms and related material of all types which enable it to commit acts of aggression against other States;

4. Requests the Security Council to investigate Israel's nuclear activities and the collaboration of other States and parties in those activities;

5. Reiterates its request to the Security Council to institute effective enforcement action to prevent Israel from further endangering international peace and security through its acts of aggression and continued policies of expansion, occupation and annexation;

6. Demands that Israel, in view of its international responsibility for its act of aggression, pay prompt and adequate compensation for the material damage and loss of life suffered as a result of the said act;

7. Requests the Secretary-General to keep Member States and the Security Council informed of the progress towards the implementation of the present resolution and to submit a report to the General Assembly at its thirty-seventh session;

8. Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its thirty-seventh session the item entitled "Armed Israeli aggression against the Iraqi nuclear installations and its grave consequences for the established international system concerning the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and international peace and security."


Sources: The United Nations

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