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UN Security Council Resolutions: Resolution 234

(June 6, 1967)

On 5 June, the Soviet Union had opposed the passage of a cease-fire Resolution. On 7 June, it asked for a meeting of the Security Council. It was now fully aware of the crushing reverses inflicted by the Israel Defence Forces on Egypt and Jordan, and proposed its own cease-fire Resolution, which was unanimously adopted. Israel announced that it would accept the cease-fire order provided that the Arabs did likewise. On 7 June, the cease-fire went into effect on the Jordanian front. Text of the 7 June Resolution:

The Security Council,

Noting that, in spite of its appeal to the Governments concerned to take forthwith as a first step all measures for an immediate cease-fire and for a cessation of all military activities in the Near East (Resolution 233 (1967)), military activities in the area are continuing,

Concerned that the continuation of military activities may create an even more menacing situation in the area,

1. Demands that the Governments concerned should as a first step cease fire and discontinue all military activities at 2000 hours GMT on 7 June 1967;

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

Sources: The United Nations