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    The Rhodesian Prime Minister, Mr. Ian Smith, hello a news conference in Salisbury on Monday?

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    The Rhodesian Prime Minister, Mr. Ian Smith, hello a news conference in Salisbury on Monday (May 8) and ruled out prospects for further negotiations with Britain if the Perce Commission report shows the majority of Rhodesian opinion is opposed to Anglo-Rhodesian settlement terms.

    The peace Commission spent two months assessing the fesling of the different racial groups in the country and is currently compiling a report to the British Government.

    Mr Smith described the opinion poll as a "complete and butter farce... one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen in my life."
    He reiterated his view that the people as a whole supported the settlement terms but said he had not yet received a copy of the report.

    But even if the report indicated a "No" vote, Rhodesia would be in a stronger position than before the Angle-Rhodesian agreement because there had been significant breakthroughs in the "economic war" against Rhodesia, Mr Smith added.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2N2VIU7L8HA0DBFUO7H41J7NZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2N2VIU7L8HA0DBFUO7H41J7NZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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