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UN Security Council Resolutions:
Resolution 618

(July 29, 1988)


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The Security Council,

Taking note of paragraph 23 of the Secretary-General's report on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (S/20053), concerning the abduction of Lieutenant-Colonel William Richard Higgins, a military observer of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon,

Recalling the Secretary-General's special report on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (S/19617),

Recalling also its resolutions 579 (1985), which, inter alia, condemned unequivocally all acts of hostage-taking and abduction and called for the immediate release of all hostages and abducted persons wherever and by whomever they are being held,

1. Condemns the abduction of Lieutenant-Colonel Higgins;

2. Demands his immediate release;

3. Calls upon Member States to use their influence in any way possible to promote the implementation of the present resolution.


Sources: The United Nations

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