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Big Powers Issue Joint Statement on Israel-jordan Tension

October 19, 1953
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U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault today issued a joint statement here on the Israel-Jordan border incidents which will come up for discussion tomorrow at the United Nations Security Council meeting.

The statement says that the three Foreign Ministers “noted with grave concern” the recent incidents which, according to their information, culminated in Israeli armed action on October 14 against the Jordan village of Quibya resulting in “serious loss of life and property inside Jordan.”

The Foreign Ministers recall in their statement the Tri-Partite Declaration of May 25, 1950, affirming the determination of their governments to take immediate action within and outside the United Nations in order to prevent any violations of frontiers or armistice lines.

“The Foreign Ministers have, therefore, jointly requested an urgent meeting of the U. N. Security Council to consider the tension between Israel and the neighboring Arab states with particular reference to the recent acts of violence and in compliance with, and enforcement of, the general armistice agreements,” the statement concludes.

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