United Nations Security Council Resolution 339

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Adopted unanimously by the Security Council at its 4170th meeting, by 14 votes to none, on 23 October 1973 [1]

The Security Council,

Referring to its resolution 338 (1973) of 22 October 1973,

1. Confirms its decision on an immediate cessation of all kinds of firing and of all military action, and urges that the forces of the two sides be returned to the positions they occupied at the moment the cease-fire became effective;

2. Requests the Secretary-General to take measures for immediate dispatch of United Nations observers to supervise the observance of the cease-fire between the forces of Israel and the Arab Republic of Egypt, using for this purpose the personnel of the United Nations now in the Middle East and first of all the personnel now in Cairo.

[1] One member (China) did not participate in the voting.

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