Letter: Timor warning

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Sir: The United Nations and governments of the world present the view that a peace-keeping force cannot be deployed in East Timor without the permission of Indonesia.

This is totally without foundation. The United Nations has never recognised Indonesia's occupation of East Timor in 1975 and the Security Council has several times called for Indonesia's complete withdrawal. East Timor has never been part of Indonesia and the United Nations has every right to send peace-keeping troops there.


Steeton, West Yorkshire