Ukraine and Byelorussia Demand Transfer of Palestine Mandate to United Nations

The demand advanced this week by Soviet delegate Nikolai Novikov that Britain transfer the Palestine mandate to the United Nations Trusteeship Council was followed up today by the delegates of the Ukraine and Byelorussia at a session of the committee.

The Ukrainian delegate, A.D. Voina, expressed “astonishment” that the British Government, while submitting to the United Nations drafts of trusteeship agreements on other mandated territories, failed to submit one for Palestine. The Byelorussian delegate, Frol P. Shmigov, insisted that under the provisions of the U.N. Charter, Britain must place all its mandated territories, without exception, under United Nations trusteeship.

A 12-point memorandum asking the United Nations to place the Palestine question on the agenda of the General Assembly was submitted this week by the United Zionists-Revisionists of America to Trygve Lie, Secretary-General of the United Nations. “A free discussion of the situation in Palestine would open the eyes of all freedom-loving nations to the reactionary colonial regime imposed on that country by the British administration,” the memorandum said.

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