Five non aligned states have put forward a draft resolution in the United Nations Security Council strongly condemning alleged South African aggression against Angola.
Five non aligned states have put forward a draft resolution in the United Nations Security Council strongly condemning alleged South African aggression against Angola. The draft was circulated on Thursday (1 November) night, after the Angolan delegate Elisio de Figueiredo opened a debate on his country's charges against Pretoria, and asked for total economic sanctions against South Africa.
SYNOPSIS: The wreckage of this plane was found just inside Angola, and the government has claimed it was used by South Africa in raids on Angolan territory. South African Foreign Minister Pik Botha on Friday (2 November) denounced the allegations. In a letter to U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim, Mr. Botha denied any acts of aggression against Angola.
Angola however accused South Africa of killing 20 people, 18 of them civilians, in a raid last Sunday (28 October). Angolan Radio said the South African troops destroyed road bridges and a railway tunnel near towns 200 kilometres (120 miles) north of the border with Namibia.
When the Security Council discussed the issue, Angolan Ambassador Figueiredo opened the debate with a strong attack on South Africa....