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U.S. Disappointed with Icao for Rejecting Air Terror Resolution

January 19, 1973
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The State Department expressed disappointment today over the International Civil Aviation Organization’s rejection of a proposal to take action against countries that refuse to cooperate in international agreements against civil aviation violence, including skyjacking. Meeting yesterday in Montreal, the ICAO’s legal committee representing 58 nations voted that recommendations for action against offending nations would be allowed, but ruled out ICAO investigation of alleged offenders or joint action against them.

State Department spokesman Simone S. Poulain said the U.S. was “disappointed with the course of the voting.” She noted, however, that the ICAO meeting has 10 days to go, and said “We will continue to work for a positive outcome.” The proposals rejected in Montreal were included in a U.S.-Canadian program for action which calls for strong measures against nations refusing to assist in suppressing violence against civil aviation.

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