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Resolution 278 (1970) of 11 May 1970

Publisher UN Security Council
Publication Date 11 May 1970
Citation / Document Symbol S/RES/278 (1970)
Reference 1970 Security Council Resolutions
Cite as UN Security Council, Resolution 278 (1970) of 11 May 1970, 11 May 1970, S/RES/278 (1970), available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3b00f20f68.html [accessed 29 July 2014]

The Security Council,

Noting the communication from the Secretary-General to the Security Council of 28 March 1970,1

Noting also the statements made by the representatives of Iran and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in their letters to the Secretary-General of 9 and 20 March 1970, respectively,[1]

1.         Endorse the report of the Personal Representative of Secretary-General, which has been circulated to the Security Council, under cover of a note from the Secretary-General, on 30 April 1970,[2]

2.         Welcomes the conclusions and findings of the report, in particular that "the overwhelming majority of the people of Bahrain wish to gain recognition of their identity in a fully independent and sovereign State free to decide for itself its relations with other States".[3]

Adopted unanimously
at the 1536th meeting.



[1] Ibid., Supplement for January February and March 1970, document S/9726.

[2] Ibid., Supplement for April, May and June 1970, document S/9772.

[3] Ibid., para. 57.

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