UNITED NATIONS. N. Y. (Dec. 15)
Abba Eban, chairman of Israel’s delegation here; called yesterday for unanimous support of a resolution concerning “peaceful and neighborly relations among states. He spoke in the debate before the General Assembly’s political and security committee after Yugoslavia, Sweden and India presented such a resolution in line with the Soviet Union’s insistence that “peaceful coexistence” be taken up by the United Nations.
Mr. Eban welcomed the opportunity to discuss the issue and the resolutions, which was subsequently adopted unanimously. “The item submitted by the Soviet Union, he said, “invites us to reflect on the broad principles which underlie our international fraternity. The delegations of India, Sweden and Yugoslavia responded to this invitation by submitting a lucid expression of our Charter obligations.”
Speakers in the debate with the exception of Saudi Arabia’s Ahmed Shukairy had followed a level of tolerance, he stated. Israel’s delegation, he said, believed that “a transformation of climate” was a condition for peace, perhaps survival, and therefore unreservedly supported the three-power draft.
Israel abstained earlier when the Assembly voted a resolution concerning financing of the clearance of the Suez Canal. Mr. Eban explained that there was no evidence that a resolution passed by the Security Council, six years ago, calling for removal of restrictions in the use of the Canal has as yet been observed.