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    THE RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER MR. IAN SMITH, IN A STATEMENT ON RHODESIAN TELEVISION YESTERDAY (TUESDAY)?

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    GV SALISBURY (3 SHOTS).
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    2.
    CU SMITH SOF
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    3.
    SV SMITH PAN TO PICTURE OF QUEEN ELIZABETH.
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: MR. SMITH: "IT WOULD BE WRONG OF ME NOT TO CAUTION RHODESIANS THAT, IN SPITE OF THE GENERAL AIR OF OPTIMISM WHICH DEVELOPED OVER THE WEEKEND A WRONG DECISION FROM THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT OVER THIS QUESTION COULD CAUSE ALL OF THE ALL THESE HOPES TO CRASH TO THE GROUND. I REPEAT, THE BALL IS IN MR. WILSON'S COURT. AT GOVERNMENT LEVEL, THE DIFFERENCES ARE AS WIDE APART AND AS IRRECONCILABLE AS EVER. THERE REMAINS ONE POSSIBLE CHANCE: THIS ROYAL COMMISSION, MR. WILSON'S VERY OWN SUGGESTION, A HIGH LEVEL, INDEPENDENT, IMPARTIAL BODY, FREE FROM POLITICAL PRESSURE. THE RHODESIAN GOVERNMENT BELIEVE THAT THE COMMISSION SHOULD COMMENCE ITS TASK IMMEDIATELY. WE NOW AWAIT MR. WILSON'S DECISION. AT HIS PRESS CONFERENCE IN SALISBURY LAST SATURDAY MORNING, MR. WILSON SAID -- I QUOTE: "THE DOOR IS WIDE OPEN FOR AGREEMENT". I WONDER NOW IF IT IS INTENTION TO SLAM IT CLOSED AGAIN. IF SO, THEN THE END OF THE ROAD COULD BE NEARER THAN WE THINK."




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    Background: THE RHODESIAN PRIME MINISTER MR. IAN SMITH, IN A STATEMENT ON RHODESIAN TELEVISION YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) GAVE HIS IMPRESSIONS OF DEVELOPMENT OVER THE PAST WEEK ON THE INDEPENDENCE CRISIS.

    THIS STATEMENT FOLLOWED THE VISIT TO SALISBURY BY THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR. WILSON, AND THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT A JOINT ROYAL COMMISSION WOULD BE APPOINTED TO CONSIDER A CONSTITUTIONAL SETTLEMENT IN RHODESIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA29YOOEPQX71DJHMLAOIE28G01
    Media URN:
    VLVA29YOOEPQX71DJHMLAOIE28G01
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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