United Nations Security Council Resolution 348

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Adopted by 14 votes to none, by the Security Council at its 1770th meeting, on 28 May 1974

The Security Council

Recalling its consensus adopted on 28 February 1974 (S/11229),

1. Takes note with appreciation of the Secretary-General's report, which was circulated to the Security Council on 20 May 1974 (S/11291);

2. Welcomes the reported determination on the part of Iran and Iraq to de-escalate the prevailing situation and to improve their relations and, in particular, the fact that both countries have agreed through the Secretary-General's Special Representative, active in the exercise of the Secretary-General's good offices, to the following points:

(a) A strict observance of the 7 March 1974 cease-fire agreement;
(b) Prompt and simultaneous withdrawal of concentrations of armed forces along the entire border, in accordance with an arrangement to be agreed upon between the appropriate authorities of the two countries;
(c) The creation of a favourable atmosphere conductive to achieving the purpose stated in the following subparagraph, by refraining totally from any hostile actions against each other;
(d) An early resumption, without any preconditions, at that appropriate level and place, of conversations with a view to a comprehensive settlement of all bilateral issues;

3. Expresses the hope that the parties will take as soon as possible the necessary steps to implement the agreement reached;

4. Invites the Secretary-General to lend whatever assistance may be requested by both countries in connexion with the said agreement.

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