• Short Summary

    Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith says the failure of the Pearce Commission to find the terms of the Angle-Rhodesian settlement acceptable brought an end to the possibility of a negotiated settlement between the two countries.

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    Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith says the failure of the Pearce Commission to find the terms of the Angle-Rhodesian settlement acceptable brought an end to the possibility of a negotiated settlement between the two countries.

    The British government commission under Lord Pearce, a British judge, reported on Tuesday (23 May). Their finding after six weeks of hearings two countries were not acceptable to the majority of Rhodesians.

    Mr. Smith was interviewed by BBC reporter Richard Kershaw after the release of the Commission's report. The Prime Minister said that Rhodesia could not give any more ground towards a settlement. Mr. Smith also said that the negative report by the Pearce Commission would not cause any trouble in Rhodesia, and that the outcome will not change the relationship of his government to African leader Bishop Muzorewa.

    A verbatim of Mr. Smith's comments follows:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2CVBRA9G2Q66WX24OLT08VJ4D
    Media URN:
    VLVA2CVBRA9G2Q66WX24OLT08VJ4D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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