Indian Member of Unscop Says Group’s Decision Will Go First to Security Council

Sir Abdur Rahman, Indian representative on the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine, after a visit to Damascus where the saw President Shukri al-Kuwatly, today told an Arabic press conference that when the members of the Committee completed their report, it would be given to the U.N. Security Council for its opinion, and not until then submitted to the U.N. General Assembly.

This is possibly an indication that Palestine is considered a “strategic area” by some members of UNSCOP, under Article 83 of the U.N. Charter. It may also indicate that in view of the unique situation in Palestine, a new form other than trusteeship may be devised for the transitional period.

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