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UN Security Council
Resolution 673
Date: 24 October 1990
Meeting no.: 2,949
Code: S/RES/673 (Document)

Vote: For: 15 Abs.: 0 Against: 0
Subject: Territories occupied by Israel
Result: Adopted

Security Council composition in 1990:
permanent members:


non-permanent members:

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Temple Mount

United Nations Security Council Resolution 673, adopted unanimously on October 24, 1990, after reaffirming Resolution 672 (1990), the Council deplored Israel's refusal to receive the mission of the Secretary-General to the region.

Members of the mission, authorised under Resolution 672 (1990) to visit the Temple Mount region, were prevented from visiting the area after Israel said it was an interference in its internal affairs.[1] The Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar later decided to publish his report without dispatching the mission, which was reviewed in Resolution 681.[2]

The Council urged Israel to reconsider its decision and allow the mission to visit the area of the riots at Temple Mount which resulted in loss of lives and damage to property.

Resolution 673 was submitted at the meeting by Colombia, Cuba, Malaysia and Yemen, which consisted of a heated debate and which Sudan, supported by several non-aligned countries, called for strong measures against Israel, including under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter. Israel rejected this, arguing Resolution 272 (1967) and the situation relating to the Palestinians was not comparable to that of the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Eur (2002). The Middle East and North Africa 2003 (49 ed.). Routledge. p. 40. ISBN 978-1857431322. 
  2. ^ Human Rights Watch (1991). World Report 1990 - An Annual Review of Developments and the Bush Administration's Policy on Human Rights Worldwide January 1991. Human Rights Watch. p. 480. 
  3. ^ Dedring, Juergen (2008). The United Nations Security Council in the 1990s: resurgence and renewal. SUNY Press. p. 44. ISBN 978-0791475430. 




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