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UN General Assembly Resolutions:
Resolution 36/87

(November 13, 1981)


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The General Assembly

Recalling, its resolutions 3263 (XXIX) of 9 December 1974, 3474 (XXX) of 11 December 1975, 31/71 of 10 December 1976, 32/82 of 12 December 1977, 33/64 of 14 December 1978, 34/77 of 11 December 1979 and 35/147 of 12 December 1980 on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon free zone in the region of the Middle East,

1. Requests the Secretary-General to transmit General Assembly resolution 35 / 147 to the Assembly at its second special session devoted to disarmament;

2. Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its thirty-seventh session the item entitled "Establishment of a nuclear-weapon free zone in the region of the Middle East".

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The General Assembly

Recalling its resolutions concerning the establishment of a nuclear-weapon free zone in the region of the Middle East,

Recalling also the recommendations in the Final Document of the Tenth Special Session of the General Assembly for the establishment of such a zone in the Middle East consistent with paragraph 60 to 63, in particular paragraph 63(d) thereof,

Recalling further Security Council resolution 487 (1981) of 19 June 1981,

Taking into consideration the resolution adopted on 12 June 1981 by the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency and resolution GC(XXV)/RES/381 adopted on 26 September 1981 by the General Conference of the Agency,

Recalling further the report of the Secretary-General concerning Israeli nuclear armament,

Realizing that adherence to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons 51 by all Parties of the region will be conducive to a speedy establishment of a nuclear weapon-free zone,

Deeply concerned that the future of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the region has been gravely endangered by the attack carried out by Israel, which is not a party to the Treaty, on the nuclear installation of Iraq, which is a party to that Treaty,

I . Considers that the Israeli military attack on the Iraq nuclear installations adversely affects the prospects of the establishment of a nuclear weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East;

2. Declares that it is imperative, in this respect, that Israel place forthwith all its nuclear facilities under International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to transmit the present resolution to the General Assembly at its second special session devoted to disarmament.


Sources: The United Nations

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