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Egyptian Support of UN Resolution Evokes Shock

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An official government source here expressed shock and disappointment today over Egyptian support of the Arab-sponsored draft resolution adopted yesterday in the United Nations General Assembly’s political committee which called for a mandatory arms embargo against Israel. The vote for the draft was 68-24 with 32 abstentions. The United States, the European Economic Community countries and Israel were among the countries that voted against the draft resolution.

The source said that Egypt’s hypocritical behavior and ability to identify with declarations whose intentions are to destroy Israel were beyond logic. He added that the draft is diametrically opposed to the Camp David accords and to Article VI in the peace treaty which establishes that the Israeli-Egyptian treaty takes precedence over any past treaties or agreements that either country may have entered into with respect to the Middle East conflict.

Governmental circles, meanwhile, stated that the committee’s adoption of the draft resolution again proves the UN’s domination by elements which seek to disrupt peace in the Middle East. They noted, however, the impressive number of countries which abstained or opposed it.

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