NEW YORK (Dec. 16)
The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Vernon Walters, vowed Tuesday that the U.S. will not “rest” until the 1975 General Assembly resolution equating Zionism with racism is rescinded.
The resolution “remains a great scandal” he asserted during a breakfast meeting with Seymour Reich, the president of B’nai B’rith International at the Doral Inn here.
Walters assured Reich that the U.S. will walk out of the General Assembly if Israel’s credentials were ever rejected. He said that by now every member of the UN knows that the U.S. will react strongly to any attempt to suspend Israel’s membership in the world body.
During the 90-minute meeting, Walters and Reich also discussed the issues of terrorism and Soviet Jews.
Walters said he was hopeful that the Security Council will pass within the next 10 days a strong and “binding” resolution condemning terrorism. Walters is this month’s president of the Security Council.
The Ambassador said he feels a personal commitment to combat intolerance wherever it takes place. He said he fails to understand why the Soviet Union does not allow those Jews who want to emigrate to do so.