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Israel survives fresh try by Iran to oust it from UN

For the second year in a row, Iran has failed to have Israel's credentials rejected by the United Nations. After a legal debate and a number of procedural maneuvers, a Norwegian motion that no action be taken on the Iranian proposal to , in effect, expel Israel was approved Thursday by a 70 to 43 vote, with 19 abstentions. The US had threatened to walk out of the UN General Assembly and stop paying membership dues if Israel were expelled. Iran was supported by Syria , Libya, and South Yemen.

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