United Nations Security Council Resolution 339

October 23, 1973

With fighting in Egypt still going on, Egypt asked for a meeting of the Security Council. The council held an urgent meeting, and the following Resolution, submitted jointly by the Soviet Union and the United States, was adopted with 14 votes for, none against and no abstentions (China did not participate in the voting):

The Security Council,

Referring to its resolution 338 (1973) of 22 October 1973,

1. Confirms its decision on an immediate cessation of all kinds of firing and of all military action, and urges that the forces be returned to the positions they occupied at the moment the cease-fire became effective;

2. Requests the Secretary General to take measures for immediate dispatch of United Nations observers to supervise the observance of the cease-fire between the forces of Israel and the Arab Republic of Egypt, using for this purpose the personnel of the United Nations now in the Middle East and first of all the personnel now in Cairo.

Source: Israeli Foreign Ministry.