• Short Summary

    U THANT, THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) OUTLINED HIS PLAN TO REACH A SETTLEMENT IN THE KASHMIR CONFLICT.

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    U THANT STATING FOUR POINTS OF THE PLAN (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: "FIRST, THE SECURITY COUNCIL MIGHT NOW DO WHAT IT HAS DONE ONCE BEFORE AND SUCCESSFULLY IN ANOTHER DANGEROUS COMPLEX SITUATION. IT COULD ORDER THE TWO GOVERNMENTS CONCERNED, PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 40 OF THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS, TO DESIST FROM FURTHER HOSTILE MILITARY ACTION AND TO THIS END TO ISSUE CEASEFIRE ORDERS TO THEIR MILITARY FORCES. THE COUNCIL MIGHT LAOS DECLARE THAT FAILURE BY THE GOVERNMENTS CONCERNED TO COMPLY WITH THIS ORDER WILL DEMONSTRATED THE EXISTENCE OF A BREACH OF THE PEACE WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 39 OF THE CHARTER. SECOND, THAT THE SECURITY COUNCIL MAY WHICH TO CONSIDER WHAT ASSISTANCE MIGHT PROVIDE IN ENSURING THE OBSERVANCE OF THE CEASEFIRE. THIRD, THE SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION OF 6 SEPTEMBER ALSO CALLS FOR A PROMPT WITHDRAWAL OF ALL ARMED PERSONNEL BACK TO THE POSITIONS HELD BY THEM BEFORE 5TH AUGUST 1965, AND THE COUNCIL MAY WHICH TO STUDY MEANS OF ASSISTING IN THE CARRYING OUT OF THIS REQUIREMENT. FOUR, THE COUNCIL COULD REQUEST THE TWO HEADS OF GOVERNMENT TO MEET TOGETHER AT THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE TIME TO DISCUSS THE CURRENT SITUATION AND THE PROBLEMS UNDERLYING IT AS A FIRST STEP AND RESOLVING THE OUTSTANDING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THEIR TWO COUNTRIES BY REACHING AN HONOURABLE AND EQUABLE SETTLEMENT. SUCH A MEETING MIGHT TAKE PLACE IN A COUNTRY FRIENDLY AND ACCEPTABLE TO BOTH."




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    Background: U THANT, THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) OUTLINED HIS PLAN TO REACH A SETTLEMENT IN THE KASHMIR CONFLICT.HE WAS REPORTING TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL ON HIS NINE-DAY PEACE MISSION TO PAKISTAN AND INDIA.

    (IN HIS FIRST STEP, HE SAID THAT FAILURE TO REACH A CEASEFIRE COULD MEAN THE SECURITY COUNCIL DECLARING A "BREACH OF THE PEACE".IN SUCH CASES, THE U.N.CHARTER SAYS THAT ECONOMIC AND MILITARY SANCTIONS CAN BE ENFORCED.ONLY ONCE BEFORE HAS THIS RULE BEING INVOKED - DURING THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT IN THE LATE 1940'S.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2MDOAMCE17WMSJRADMH70552
    Media URN:
    VLVA2MDOAMCE17WMSJRADMH70552
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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