UNITED NATIONS (Jul. 13)
The Mexican government, which several months ago promised American Jewish leaders that it will not participate in any further anti-Israeli campaigns at the UN after its support of the resolution equating Zionism with racism, has criticized the Israeli rescue operation in Uganda. In a letter to the president of the Security Council, the Mexican government, without mentioning Israel by name but obviously referring to Israel, stated:
“Mexico, faithful to its principles, cannot fail likewise to express its firm rejection of the use of armed force by any state as a means of trying to solve conflicts, because such acts are a flagrant violation both of the Charter of the United Nations and of universally accepted principles of international law, and create precedents of incalculable danger for all civilized coexistence.
“The lack of the political will to implement the basic precepts of the United Nations Charter and the relevant resolutions adopted by the United Nations to give effect to those precepts in specific cases has produced, in the opinion of the Mexican government, a dangerous impasse in the situation in the Middle East which naturally affects all international activity.”
The letter also condemned all acts of terrorism, including the hijacking of the Air France Jetliner to Uganda “by an extremist, Palestinian group.”