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United Nations Security Council Resolution 1402

Resolution 1403 (2002)

April 4, 2002

The Security Council,

Reaffirming its resolutions 1397 (2002) of 12 March 2002 and 1402 (2002) of 30 March 2002,

Gravely concerned at the further deterioration of the situation on the ground and noting that resolution 1402 (2002) has not yet been implemented.

1.Demands the implementation of its resolution 1402 (2002) without delay;

2.Welcomes the mission of the U.S. Secretary of State to the region, as well as efforts by others, in particular the special envoys from the United States, the Russian Federation, the European Union and the United Nations Special Coordinator, to bring about a comprehensive, just and lasting peace to the Middle East;

3.Requests the Secretary-General to follow the situation and keep the Council informed;

4.Decides to remain seized of the matter.

Source: The United Nations
Resolution 1402 was adopted after a series of suicide bombings in Israel provoked Israel to send troops into the Palestinian Authority and surround Yasser Arafat's headquarters in Ramallah. Resolution 1402 (2002) was adopted by a vote of 14 in favour to none against with Syria not taking part in the vote because it did not feel the resolution was harsh enough in its condemnation of Israel. The resolution is noteworthy because it expresses "grave concern" for the suicide attacks against Israel, probably the closest the Security Council has ever come to condemning a terrorist attack against Israel.

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