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UN Security Council Resolutions: Resolution S/15255

(June 25, 1982)

Draft UN Security Council Resolution submitted by France demanding an immediate cessation of hostilities in Lebanon, which was vetoed by the United States.

France: revised draft resolution

The Security Council,

Reaffirming its resolutions 508 (1982) and 509 (1982)

Reaffirming also its resolution 512 (1982), which, jnter alia, calls upon al1 the parties to the conflict to respect the rights of the civilian populations,

Seriously concerned at the constant deterioration of the situation in Lebanon, resulting from the violation of the sovereignty, integrity, independence and unity of that country,

Profoundly apprehensive of the dangers of extension of the fighting within Beirut, its capital,

  1. Demands that all the parties observe an immediate cessation of hostilities throughout Lebanon;
  2. Demands the immediate withdrawal of the Israeli forces engaged round Beirut, to a distance of 10 kilometres from the periphery of that city, as a first step towards the complete withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanon, and the simultaneous withdrawal of the Palestinian armed forces from Beirut, which shall retire to the existing camps;
  3. Supports all efforts by the Government of Lebanon to ensure Lebanese sovereignty throughout the territory and the integrity and independence of Lebanon within its internationally recognized frontiers;
  4. Calls upon all armed elements in the Beirut area to respect and abide by the exclusive authority of the Government of Lebanon;
  5. Supports the Government of Lebanon in its will to regain exclusive, control of its capital and, to that end, to install its armed forces which shall take up positions within Beirut and interpose themselves on its periphery;
  6. Requests the Secretary-General, as an immediate measure, to station United Nations military observers, by agreement with the Government of Lebanon, with instructions to supervise the cease-fire and disengagement in and round Beirut;
  7. Further  requests  the Secretary-General to study any request by the Government of Lebanon for the installation of a United Nations force which could, within the framework of the implementation of the preceding paragraphs, take up positions beside the Lebanese interposition forces, or for  the use of the forces available to the United Nations in the region;
  8. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Council on an urgent and sustained basis not later than 1 July 1982 on the status of implementation of the present resolution and of resolutions 508 (1982), 509 (1982) and 512 (1982);
  9. Requests all Member States to co-operate fully with the United Nations in the implementation of the present resolution;
  10. Decides to remain seized of the question.