Israeli-Egyptian Obligations to Cooperate with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization: United Nations Security Council Resolution, March 30, 1955 (1)

The Security Council,

Taking note of those sections of the report by the Chief of Staff of the TSO (2) which deal with the general conditions on the Armistice Demarcation Line between Egypt and Israel, and the causes of the present tension;

Anxious that all possible steps shall be taken to preserve security in this area, within the framework of the General Armistice Agreement between Egypt and Israel;

Requests the Chief of Staff to continue his consultations with the Governments of Egypt and Israel with a view to the introduction of practical measures to that end;

Notes that the Chief of Staff has already made certain concrete proposals to this effect;

Calls upon the Governments of Egypt and Israel to co-operate with the Chief of Staff with regard to his proposals, bearing in mind that, in the opinion of the Chief of Staff, infiltration can be reduced to an occasional nuisance if an agreement were effected between the parties on the lines he has proposed;

Requests the Chief of Staff to keep the Council informed of the progress of his discussions.

(1) U.N. doc. S/3379, Mar. 28, 1955. The resolution was submitted by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France, and was adopted unanimously. For statement by Ambassador Lodge on Mar. 30, 1955, see Department of State Bulletin, Apr. 18, 1955, pp. 661-663. For background discussion see Report of the Security Council to the General Assembly Covering the Period from 16 July 1954 to 15 July 1955 (A/2935), pp. 10-13. Back

(2) Truce Supervision Organization. U.N. doc. S/3373. Back

American Foreign Policy 1950-1955
Basic Documents Volumes I and II
Department of State Publication 6446
General Foreign Policy Series 117
Washington, DC : U.S. Governemnt Printing Office, 1957

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