United Nations Security Council Resolution 188

United Nations Security Council Resolution 188, adopted on April 9, 1964, after a complaint by the Yemen Arab Republic about a British air attack on their territory on March 28, the Council deplored the action at Harib as well as at least 40 other attacks that had occurred in that area. The United Kingdom had also complained that Yemen had violated the airspace of the Federation of South Arabia.[1]

UN Security Council
Resolution 188
DateApril 9 1964
Meeting no.1111
CodeS/5650 (Document)
SubjectComplaint by Yemen
Voting summary
  • 9 voted for
  • None voted against
  • 2 abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

The Council asked the Yemen Arab Republic and the United Kingdom to exercise the maximum restraint in order to avoid future conflict and requested the Secretary-General use his good offices to try to settle the issue with the parties.

The resolution was adopted by nine votes to none, with the United Kingdom and the United States abstaining.

See also


  1. Wellens, Karen; T.M.C. Asser Instituut (1990). Resolutions and statements of the United Nations Security Council (1946–1989): a thematic guide. BRILL. p. 260. ISBN 978-0-7923-0796-9.
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