• Short Summary

    Following the lead of four European nations, the United States formally broke off consular ties with Rhodesia on Tuesday (March 17), when the American Consulate-General closed down in the capital, Salisbury.

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    Following the lead of four European nations, the United States formally broke off consular ties with Rhodesia on Tuesday (March 17), when the American Consulate-General closed down in the capital, Salisbury.

    After Rhodesia assumed republican status earlier this month, four countries -- West Germany, Denmark, Norway and Belgium -- closed their missions. Another four have announced a similar intention. The U.S. mission had been downgraded in importance after Rhodesia seized independence from Britain in 1965.

    Britain took a further step towards the isolation of Rhodesia on Monday, when Postal and Telecommunications Minister John Stonehouse announced that the recent issue of definitive decimal stamps in Rhodesia would not be considered valid in the U.K.

    Mr. Stonehouse told Members of Parliament that the stamps -- some featuring the Rhodesian flag -- will be subject to a surcharge when affixed to mail arriving in Britain. He added that he was advising the Universal Postal Union of the invalidity of the stamp issue.

    The surcharge to be operated in Britain will be double the original cost of the Rhodesian stamps.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2DE0LZ8PNK06PX444VWACWOHR
    Media URN:
    VLVA2DE0LZ8PNK06PX444VWACWOHR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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