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    In the United Nations, the Ambassadors of Jordan, Czechoslovakia and Kenya have all been speaking on Namibia, and have been criticising South Africa.

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    SV Jordanian (Hazem Nuseibeh) speaking.

    GV General Assembly in session.

    SV Czechoslovak (Ladislav Smidt) speaking.

    GV General Assembly in session.

    SV Kenyan (Charles Maina) speaking.

    JORDAN (AMBASSADOR HAZEM NUSEIBEH): "Having exhausted all possible means of convincing, including a stern and unequivocal Security Council resolution, we as united nations have only two options open before us. First, and the more merciful, is a Security Council decision to start implementing the preventive or punitive articles, call them what you will, outlined and spelled out in great form in Chapter 7 of the Charter with a view to preventing or suppressing threats to international peace and security. Second, is failure of the Security Council to take effective measures against South Africa which would be a herald of not only further erosion of United Nations authority but a virtual green light to the aggrieved to accentuate their armed struggle against South Africa from within as well as from without, and thereby spark a racial war of indefinite duration and unforeseeable magnitude."

    CZECHOSLOVAKIA (AMBASSADOR LADISLAV SMIDT) "The military build-up in South Africa poses a grave, grave threat also to neighbouring African countries; to international peace and to security in general. In this connection, one cannot disregard the report the South Africa has established nuclear installations in the Kalahari Desert region of Namibia, and it's carrying out preparations for nuclear weapons. The Association expects that the possession of nuclear weapons will help it to consolidate its shaky position."

    KENYA (AMBASSADOR CHARLES MAINA) "Mr. President, the announcement by the South African Government that it intends to annex Walvis Bay gave rise to protests against the move. My delegation is strongly opposed to that move -- meant to dismember Namibia. It is also of the opinion that severance of Walvis Bay from the territory of Namibia would constitute a further act of aggression. The move will increase danger of confrontation-both now, and in the future. My delegation holds Walvis Bay to be a part of the Namibian territory, irrespective of its history in the hands of colonialists.

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    Background: In the United Nations, the Ambassadors of Jordan, Czechoslovakia and Kenya have all been speaking on Namibia, and have been criticising South Africa. And one of the Ambassadors, Hazem Nuseibeh of Jordan, warned of the chance of a "war of unforeseeable magnitude" in the region.

    SYNOPSIS: Czechoslovakia's Ambassador to the United Nations... Ladislav Smidt.

    Speaking for Kenya...the Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Charles Maina.

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