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    "Every one of the hundred million Arabs has been living ... to see the day Israel is liquidated"

    Cairo Radio’s Voice of the Arabs broadcast, May 18th 1967.

    1967 Khartoum Resolutions


    Following the Six Day War, leaders of eight Arab countries met in Khartoum (Sudan) between August 29 and September 1, 1967 and formulated what became kown as The Khartoum Resolutions. This document shaped the subsequent policies of these governments towards Israel (with the exception of Egypt) until the 1973 Yom Kippur War. In essence this policy statement was unchanged from what had been the official policy of these states since Israel's War of Independence in 1948.

    The Khartoum Resolutions resolved to commit to continued war with Israel and the document was popularly known as the three nos' because of the resolution in paragraph three which committed these countries to:

    Resolution of September 1, 1967 was issued at the conclusion of a meeting between the leaders of eight Arab countries in the wake of the Six-Day War. The resolution, which formed a basis of the policies of these governments toward Israel until the Yom Kippur War of 1973, called for:

    Khartoum Resolutions text:

      "1. The conference has affirmed the unity of Arab ranks, the unity of joint action and the need for coordination and for the elimination of all differences. The Kings, Presidents and representatives of the other Arab Heads of State at the conference have affirmed their countries' stand by and implementation of the Arab Solidarity Charter which was signed at the third Arab summit conference in Casablanca.

      2. The conference has agreed on the need to consolidate all efforts to eliminate the effects of the aggression on the basis that the occupied lands are Arab lands and that the burden of regaining these lands falls on all the Arab States.

      3. The Arab Heads of State have agreed to unite their political efforts at the international and diplomatic level to eliminate the effects of the aggression and to ensure the withdrawal of the aggressive Israeli forces from the Arab lands which have been occupied since the aggression of June 5. This will be done within the framework of the main principles by which the Arab States abide, namely, no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it, and insistence on the rights of the Palestinian people in their own country.

      4. The conference of Arab Ministers of Finance, Economy and Oil recommended that suspension of oil pumping be used as a weapon in the battle. However, after thoroughly studying the matter, the summit conference has come to the conclusion that the oil pumping can itself be used as a positive weapon, since oil is an Arab resource which can be used to strengthen the economy of the Arab States directly affected by the aggression, so that these States will be able to stand firm in the battle. The conference has, therefore, decided to resume the pumping of oil, since oil is a positive Arab resource that can be used in the service of Arab goals. It can contribute to the efforts to enable those Arab States which were exposed to the aggression and thereby lost economic resources to stand firm and eliminate the effects of the aggression. The oil-producing States have, in fact, participated in the efforts to enable the States affected by the aggression to stand firm in the face of any economic pressure.

      5. The participants in the conference have approved the plan proposed by Kuwait to set up an Arab Economic and Social Development Fund on the basis of the recommendation of the Baghdad conference of Arab Ministers of Finance, Economy and Oil.

      6. The participants have agreed on the need to adopt the necessary measures to strengthen military preparation to face all eventualities.

      7. The conference has decided to expedite the elimination of foreign bases in the Arab States."