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This issue covers the work of the Security Council from the 480th meeting on August 1, 1950 to the 502d meeting on September 18, 1950. On August 1, 1950, the Soviet representative (Yakov Malik) returned to the Council meetings and participated in all of the following sessions, serving as president during the month of August.

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1 For previous summaries of the Korean ques- tion, see International Organization, IV, p. 435–439.

2 For reports from General MacArthur, see documents S/1678, S/1682, S/1686, S/1687, S/1689, S/1698. S/1705–S/1707 and S/1729.

3 Document S/PV.480. Mr. Malik originally announced the vote as 7 against with 3 in support, stating that “I am not counting the vote of the representative of the Kuomintang group”, When challenged by Mr. Austin (United States) as to the accuracy of recording the vote in this form, Mr. Malik, after a series of brief exchanges, stated that “As President, I have stated that 8 votes have been cast against the President's ‘ruling’, including that of the representative of the Kuomintang group …” This statement was apparently accepted.

4 Document S/PV.482.

5 Document S/1668.

6 Document S/PV.489.

7 Editor's note: Debate became so intense durlog the 486th meeting on August 22nd that a rather unusual procedure took place; French consecutive translations of three lengthy interventions and representatives of the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States were postponed until the following meeting three days later. While the French representative had often waived the immediate consecutive translation of a final speech at the end of long sessions, this was the first occasion where three such speeches were postponed. Considerable complaint was registered at the 490th session, but a suggestion that simultaneous interpretation be instituted was opposed by M. Chauvel.

8 Document S/PV.494.

9 Ibid.,

10 Document S/1853.

11 Document S/PV.495.

12 Document S/PV.496.

13 Documents S/1679 and S/Py.497

14 Document S/1798.

15 Document S/PV.502.

16 Document S/1715.

17 Document S/PV.493.

18 Ibid.,

19 Document S/1722.

20 Document S/PV.493.

21 Document S/PV.1727.

22 Document S/PV.493.

23 Document S/PV.497.

24 Ibid., See also document S/1759.

25 Document S/PV.499.

26 Ibid.

27 Document S/PV.501.

28 For earlier summaries of the India-Pakistan question, see International Organization, II, p. 299–308; III, p. 108–110, 300–301; IV, p. 110–113, 268–270, 439.

29 Document S/1791.

30 Ibid.

31 Document S/1809.

32 Document S/PV.503.

33 Document S/1690.

34 Document S/C.3/43, Annex 2.

35 Ibid., Annex 4.

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