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 At U.N. General Assembly Chiao Kuan-hua's Speech on Middle East Question

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At U.N. General Assembly Chiao Kuan-hua's Speech on Middle East Question

Source: Peking Review, No. 51, December 17, 1971
Transcribed for www.wengewang.org

   In a speech during the debate on the Middle East question at the plenary meeting of the U.N. General Assembly on the afternoon of December 8, Chiao Kuan-hua, Chairman of the Delegation of the People's Republic of China, strongly condemned the Israeli Zionists for launching, with the support of U.S. imperialism, aggressive wars against the Palestinian and other Arab peoples, exposed the dirty political deals between the two superpowers in the Middle East, and expressed firm support for the Palestinian and other Arab peoples in their just struggle against U.S.-Israeli aggression.


Mr. President, Fellow Representatives,

   Over a long period, particularly since June 1967, the Chinese Government and people have followed with concern the struggle of the Palestinian and other Arab peoples against the aggression committed by Israeli Zionism with the support of U.S. imperialism and have watched carefully the development of the situation in the Middle East.
   The essence of the Middle East question is the aggression against the Palestinian and other Arab peoples by the Israeli Zionists with the support of the U.S. ruling circles. Since World War II, the Israeli Zionists fostered and groomed by U.S. imperialism, with the support of world reactionary aggressive forces, have repeatedly launched wars of aggression against Arab countries. Each time they launched a war, they occupied large tracts of Arab territory, driving out of their homeland over one million Palestinian people who had lived there for generations, making them homeless and destitute. The history of the Middle East over the post-war period of two decades and more has been a history of the continuous expansion and aggression by the Israeli Zionists and a history of the struggle of the Palestinian and other Arab peoples against expansion and aggression.
   Under the control and manipulation of the superpowers, the United Nations, ignoring the just demands of the Palestinian and other Arab peoples and the righteous voice of the people of various countries, has failed to strongly condemn and firmly stop the expansion and aggression by Israeli Zionism and failed to give due support to the Palestinian and other Arab peoples; on the contrary, without distinguishing between right and wrong, between aggressor and the victim of aggression, it has adopted a number of resolutions which in effect encouraged aggression and shielded Israeli Zionism in the name of "maintaining peace." These resolutions are unjust to the Arab people and in contravention of the United Nations Charter. A number of countries which favoured certain resolutions passed by the United Nations on the Middle East question were solely motivated by their good will for peace. However, even these resolutions have up to now remained empty papers. This is clear to everyone if he just lakes a look at the sketch map distributed by the Delegation of the Arab Republic of Egypt which indicates the Arab territory occupied by Israel since 1947. With the support and encouragement of a superpower and with the connivance and acquiescence of another superpower, the Israeli Zionists launched in 1967 their biggest war of aggression. Since then, the Israeli Zionists have become all the more arrogant and truculent and have assumed the posture of undisguised fascist aggressors. As for the U.S. Government, even those United Nations resolutions which it favoured are only being utilized to deceive others when these resolutions suit its needs but they are cast away whenever they no longer suit its needs. While talking much about peace, the United States is doing its utmost to arm Israel. Of late, the U.S. Senate has passed a resolution granting Israel a loan of 500 million U.S. dollars, half of which will be used for the purchase of "Phantom" jet fighters by Israel. This is a naked support lo aggression and a new provocation to the Palestinian and other Arab peoples. It is because of the above-mentioned behaviour of the United Slates and Israel that the Palestinian people and Egypt, Syria and other Arab countries have up to now failed to achieve any result in all their efforts to recover the lost territory.
   The Israeli Zionists have advanced a theory of so-called "secure boundaries" in order to perpetuate the occupation of the Arab territory they have seized. This is a typical excuse for expansionism, a gangster logic. What are "secure boundaries"? According to the logic of the Israeli Zionists, no boundary of well over a hundred countries in the world will be secure, because the conventional weapons of any country can reach areas within the boundary of a neighbouring country, let alone rockets and nuclear weapons. Does it follow then that the boundaries of all neighbouring countries should be changed? Obviously, this is absurd. To put it bluntly, by "secure boundaries" the Israeli Zionists mean that whatever place they invade and occupy, that becomes their boundary. They may consider such boundaries as secure today, but tomorrow they will say that these boundaries are insecure and therefore it will be necessary lo embark on further expansion The Chinese people had their own bitter experience in this respect. Before World War II, Japanese militarism first invaded and occupied the northeast of China and set up a "Manchukuo." but later they claimed they were insecure because of "communist threat" and on that pretext they invaded and occupied north China and launched an all-out war of aggression against the whole country. And in the end they even went so far as to unleash the Pacific War. The theory of demanding "secure boundaries" is a theory of the aggressors. To accept this theory is tantamount to recognizing as legal all the aggression and expansion by Israeli Zionism.
   At present, the one or two superpowers are trying to frighten people by spreading the idea that the Palestinian and other Arab peoples must not wage armed struggle to resist Israeli aggression. They say that any resistance would immediately lead to a world war, and that whoever supports such armed struggle is provoking confrontation between the two superpowers. Have we not all heard of such arguments from this rostrum not long go?! Of course this is sheer nonsense. Why is it that they did not worry about the danger of a world war when Israel launched its war of aggression, but that the resistance to aggression by the Palestinian and other Arab peoples would become a danger that would lead to a world war? According to their logic, the Chinese people should Dot have waged their War of Liberation, the Korean people should not have resisted U.S. aggression, and the people of the three countries of Indochina should not wage their war against U.S. aggression and for national salvation. According to their logic, no victim of aggression should carry out armed struggle to resist the aggressors. How can such logic stand? It is absolutely just and entirely proper for the Palestinian and other Arab peoples, who are victims of aggression, to be compelled to lake up arms to resist aggression, recover their lost territories and restore their right to national existence. Countless facts in the post-war period of the last two decades or more have proved that it is precisely because the people of various countries have continuously waged revolutionary wars against imperialist aggression that the imperialists have not dared lightly to unleash a world war. The United Slates and another superpower, echoing each other, are doing their utmost to spread the ideas mentioned above in an attempt to frighten people with the danger of a world war. In so doing, their aim is to bind the hands of the Palestinian and other Arab peoples and to prevent them from waging just struggles, so that the two superpowers can manipulate the situation and achieve their ulterior purpose.
   One can see ever more clearly from the development of the Middle East situation that the two superpowers are contending and colluding with each other there. They are taking advantage of the temporary difficulties facing the Palestinian and other Arab peoples to make dirty political deals in their contention for important strategic points and oil resources and the division of spheres of influence in the Middle East at the expense of the national rights and territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Palestinian and other Arab peoples. Herein lies the crux of the matter and that is why the Middle East question has remained unsolved over such a long period.
   It is well known that the Israeli Zionists who are obsessed with ambitious designs cannot exist without the support of U.S. imperialism. We are not opposed to the Jewish people or the people of Israel, but we are firmly opposed to the Zionist policies of expansion and aggression. We have never recognized Israel, nor have had any contact with it since the founding of the People's Republic of China. We hold that all the countries and people that love peace and uphold justice have the obligation to support the Palestinian and other Arab peoples in their struggle to restore their right to national existence and recover their occupied land, and that no one has the right to make political deals behind their backs at the expense of their right to national existence and their territorial integrity and sovereignty. The Chinese Government and people always stand on the side of the Palestinian and other Arab peoples who are subjected to aggression, firmly support their just struggles and give them assistance within the limits of our capability. This principled stand of ours is firm and unshakable.
   The imperialists are paper tigers, the superpowers are also paper tigers. In appearance they are fierce and powerful, but in reality they are not so frightening. So long as the people who are subjected to aggression fear no pressure and blackmail, refuse to be deceived and are determined to take up arms, persevere in struggle and uphold unity, they are fully capable of defeating all imperialist aggressors. Is not the post-war history of the last two decades or more full of such instances?
   We call upon the governments and peoples of all countries to strongly condemn the aggression by the Israeli Zionists, strongly condemn U.S. imperialism which supports their aggression, and strongly condemn the reactionary forces in Jordan for their sanguinary repression of the Palestinian people.
   We maintain that
   The Israeli Zionist aggressors must withdraw from the Egyptian, Syrian and all other Arab territories they have occupied.
   The legitimate rights of the Palestinian people to national existence and to return to their homeland must be restored.
   We firmly support the Palestinian, Egyptian, Syrian and other Arab peoples in their just struggle to restore their national rights and recover their lost territories.
   The destiny of the Palestinian and other Arab peoples must be decided by themselves; their affairs must be handled by themselves. We oppose all conspiratorial activities of aggression, subversion, control and interference carried out by any superpower against the Arab countries and people.
    Mr. President, fellow representatives!
   The aggression by U.S. imperialism and Israeli Zionism has educated the broad masses of the Arab people by negative example, heightened their political consciousness and enabled them gradually to see who are their enemies and who are their friends, who are their true friends and who are their false friends. At present, from the Persian Gulf in the east to the Allan tic-coast in the west, the 100 million and more Arab people are in the midst of an upsurge of the anti-imperialist struggle. The Afro-Asian people and the peoples of the world stand on the side of the Palestinian and other Arab peoples. We are deeply convinced that carrying on protracted struggle and upholding unity against imperialism, the heroic Arab people who have an ancient civilization and the spirit of resistance will surely overcome numerous difficulties on their road of advance and win continuous new victories.

That is all I want to say. Thank you, Mr. President.

Source: Peking Review, No. 51, December 17, 1971
Transcribed for www.wengewang.org

  
  
  

 
 
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