Chile Rebukes Arab Delegate at U.N. for ‘saluting’ Tacuara Group
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Chile Rebukes Arab Delegate at U.N. for ‘saluting’ Tacuara Group

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Ahmad Shukairy, head of the Saudi Arabian delegation here who, last Friday lauded the anti-Semitic Tacuara movement of Argentina and proposed that the United Nations “adopt” Tacuara, was sharply reprimanded here Monday by a Chilean diplomat who said that all Latin Americans reject such racism.

The attack was delivered, during the current debate of the Arab refugee issue, in the General Assembly’s Special Political Committee by Don Ramon Huidobro, Chilean representative to that committee. Referring to Mr. Shukairy’s Tacuara speech, in which the Saudi Arabian had also called upon all Latin Americans to support Tacuara, Don Ramon told the committee:

“I am sure his words do not represent the feelings of the many Arabs who came to Chile and live there as equal citizens. Hence I reject his words. How can he ask for such a thing? We are based on the principles of freedom. We believe in no racism. Under the Lima Charter, all Latin Americans are pledged to respect and cherish all religions.”

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