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UN General Assembly Resolutions:
Resolution 41/12

(October 29, 1986)


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The forty first session of the General Assembly began in mid September. By late October the Assembly began to adopt the traditional anti-Israel resolutions. In 1986 the pro-Arab majority began to shrink somewhat. On the following resolution, 86 voted in favor, 5 against and 55 abstained. On operative paragraph 2, the vote was 63 in favor, 41 against and 33 abstained, meaning that 74 nations were not pleased with its formulations.

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 relevant resolutions of the International Atomic Energy Agency,

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

Concerned that armed attacks on nuclear facilities raise fears about the safety of present and future nuclear installations,

Aware that all States developing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes need assurances against armed attacks on nuclear facilities,

1. Calls upon Israel urgently to place all its nuclear facilities under International Atomic Emergency Agency safeguards in accordance with resolutions 487 (1981) adopted unanimously by the Security Council;

2. Considers that Israel has not yet committed itself not to attack or threaten to attack nuclear facilities in Iraq or elsewhere, including facilities under International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards;

3. Reaffirms that Iraq is entitled to compensation for the damage it has suffered as a result of the Israeli armed attack on 7 June 198 1;

4. Requests the Conference on Disarmament to continue negotiations with a view to reaching an immediate conclusion of the agreement on the prohibition of military attacks on nuclear facilities as a contribution to promoting and ensuring the safe development of -nuclear energy for peaceful purposes;

5. Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-second 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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