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UN Security Council Resolutions: Resolution 233

(June 6, 1967)

On 5 June, Israel and Egypt informed the President of the Security Council that fighting had broken out. The Council met at once, but a proposal to order an immediate cease-fire was blocked by Egypt, India and the Soviet Union. The extent of the Egyptian débacle had not yet reached New York. The next day, when it was realized that Egypt had suffered a devastating defeat, the Council adopted a cease-fire Resolution, unanimously and without debate.

The Security Council,

Noting the oral report of the Secretary-General in this situation,

Having heard the statements made in the Council,

Concerned at the outbreak of fighting and with the menacing situation in the Near East,

1. Calls upon the Governments concerned as a first step to take forthwith all measures for an immediate cease-fire and for a cessation of all military activities in the area;

2. Requests the Secretary-General to keep the Council promptly and currently informed on the situation.

Sources: The United Nations