Secretary-general Presents Palestine Partition Decision to Security Council

U.N. Secretary General Trygve Lie today for-##y presented the Assembly’s decision on Palestine to the Security Council, through ## president, John Hood, of Australia. In his communication, Lie drew special atten-## to the fact that the Security Council is directed by the Assembly to take action ##any situation in Palestine which may “constitute a threat to the peace” or which ##designed “to alter by force the settlement” decided upon.A discussion on the Palestine situation is expected at the Security Council ## Tuesday. Any member of the Council, or any member state of the United Nations, ## the right to call upon the Council to take appropriate action on any aspect of ## Palestine case in which the Council has Jurisdiction. The Council may initiate ##tion by request of the U.N. Implementation Commission after the members of the commission reach Palestine, or on its own initiative. + The six-nation working group of the Trusteeship Council which is preparing a ##eprint for the internationalization of Jerusalem today heard a legal opinion baring the city from becoming a trust territory of the United Nations. The opinion ##s rendered by a legal expert of the secretariat. Constantine Stadropoulos, who ##id that a special regime would have to be created under the Assembly mandate.The committee also heard a British opinion on the need of establishing an ##fective liaison between the Trusteeship Council and the future government of Jerusalem. The qualifications of the governor were discussed. The committee also ##cussed the boundaries of Jerusalem and noted in particular that the city would be ##rmanently dependent on the Arab and Jewish states for its power, water and food ##pplies.

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