United Nations Security Council Resolution 256

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UN Security Council
Resolution 256
Date16 August 1968
Meeting no.1440
CodeS/RES/256 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in the Middle East
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
ResultAdopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 256, adopted unanimously on 16 August 1968, after two air attacks on Jordan were launched by Israel, the Council declared that grave violations of the cease-fire cannot be tolerated. The Council deplored the loss of life and heavy damage to property and condemned the further military attacks launched by Israel as flagrant violations of the Charter, warning that if such attacks were to be repeated, the Council would duly take account of the failure to comply with the present resolution.

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