United Nations Security Council Resolution 611

United Nations Security Council resolution 611, adopted on 25 April 1988, after recalling Resolution 573 (1985) and noting a complaint from Tunisia against Israel, the Council condemned an attack on Tunisia on 16 April 1988, in which Khalil al-Wazir, an affiliate of the Palestine Liberation Organization and founder of the Fatah political party, was assassinated.

UN Security Council
Resolution 611
Abu Jihad al-Wazir.jpg
Abu Jihad al-Wazir
Date25 April 1988
Meeting no.2,810
CodeS/RES/611 (Document)
Voting summary
  • 14 voted for
  • None voted against
  • 1 abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

The Council described the attack as a "flagrant violation of the Charter", and urged Member States to take measures to prevent such attacks occurring against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all States. It also confirmed its determination to take appropriate steps to implement the current resolution, requesting the Secretary-General to report urgently to the Council any new developments in the situation.

The resolution, which did not explicitly implicate Israel in the attack, was adopted by 14 votes to none, with one abstention from the United States.

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