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UN General Assembly Resolutions:
Resolution 37/18

(November 16, 1982)


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The General Assembly,

Having considered 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",

Recalling the relevant resolutions of the Security Council and the General Assembly,

Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General,

Taking note also of the relevant resolution of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Commission on Human Rights,

Viewing with deep concern Israel's refusal to comply with those resolutions, particularly Security Council resolution 487 (1981) of 19 June 1981,

Gravely alarmed by the dangerous escalation of Israel's acts of aggression in the region,

Gravely concerned that Israel continues to maintain its threats to repeat such attacks against nuclear installations,

Reiterating its alarm over the information and evidence regarding the acquisition and development of nuclear weapons by Israel,

Recalling the Declaration and the Programme of Action on the Establishment of a New International Economic Order, the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States and the Declaration on the Use of Scientific and Technological Progress in the Interests of Peace and for the Benefit of Mankind, Affirming the need to ensure against the repetition of such an attack on nuclear facilities by Israel or any other State,

1. Condemns Israel's refusal to implement resolution 487 (1981), unanimously adopted by the Security Council;

2. Strongly condemns Israel for the escalation of its acts of aggression in the region;

3. Condemns Israel's threats to repeat such attacks, which would gravely endanger international peace and security;

4. Demands that Israel withdraw forthwith its officially declared threat to repeat its armed attack against nuclear facilities;

5. Considers the Israeli act of aggression to be a violation and a denial of the inalienable sovereign right of States to scientific and technological progress for achieving social and economic development and raising the standards of peoples and the dignity of the human person, as well as a violation and a denial of inalienable human rights and the sovereign right of States to scientific and technological development;

6. Requests the Security Council to consider the necessary measures to deter Israel from repeating such an attack on nuclear facilities;

7. Calls for the continuation of the consideration, at the international level, of legal measures to prohibit armed attacks against nuclear facilities, and threats thereof as a contribution to promoting and ensuring the safe development of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes;

8. Requests the Secretary-General to prepare, with the assistance of a group of experts, a comprehensive study on the consequences of the Israelis armed attack against the Iraqi nuclear installations devoted to peaceful purposes, and to submit that study to the General Assembly at its thirty-eighth session;

9. Further requests the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly at its thirty-eighth session on the implementation of the present resolution;

10. Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its thirty-eighth session the item entitled "Armed Israeli aggression against 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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