"UN Resolution of 27 June 1950

"The Security Council,

"HAVING DETERMINED that the armed attack upon the Republic of Korea by forces from North Korea constitutes a breach of the peace,

"HAVING CALLED FOR an immediate cessation of hostilities, and

"HAVING CALLED UPON the authorities of North Korea to withdraw forthwith their armed forces to the 38th parallel, and

"HAVING NOTED from the report of the United Nations Commission for Korea that the authorities in North Korea have neither ceased hostilities nor withdrawn their armed forces to the 38th parallel and that urgent military measures are requred to restore international peace and security, and

"HAVING NOTED the appeal from the Republic of Korea to the United Nations for immediate and effective steps to secure peace and security,

"RECOMMENDS that the Members of the United Nations furnish such assistance to the Republic of Korea as may be necessary to repel the armed attack and to restore international peace and security in the area."

June 25
The KOREAN WAR erupted, as North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel at 11 points. A leftist guerrilla movement in the South had just been squelched after two years of bloody warfare. The UN Security Council called for an immediate cessation of hostilities and the withdrawal of North Korean troops. By the end of June, the DPRK had taken Seoul.
June 27
The Security Council, in the temporary absence of the Soviet representative, asked members of the UN to furnish assistance to the ROK. The U.S. intervened immediately to help stem the North Korean advance."

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