• Short Summary

    UNITED NATIONS BACKING FOR OIL SANCTIONS -- THIS IS THE LATEST MOVE AGAINST ILLEGALLY INDEPENDENT RHODESIA.

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    UNITED NATIONS BACKING FOR OIL SANCTIONS -- THIS IS THE LATEST MOVE AGAINST ILLEGALLY INDEPENDENT RHODESIA. YET IN SALISBURY, THERE IS LITTLE OUTWARD SIGN OF THE GENERAL TENSION STEMMING FROM MR. SMITH'S REBEL GOVERNMENT'S SEIZURE OF INDEPENDENCE. IN FACT, SHOPPERS ARE EMBARKING ON A PREMATURE CHRISTMAS SPENDING SPREE, A RESULT, ACCORDING TO SOME STORE OFFICIALS, OF EXPECTED LEAN TIMES AHEAD.

    STORES REPORT A RUN ON SUCH ITEMS AS EUROPEAN CLOTHES, COSMETICS, WHISKY AND SPARE PARTS FOR CARS. THERE APPEARS TO BE NO TIGHTENING OF THE BELT BY HOUSEHOLDERS AND SHOPS IN SALISBURY REPORT HEAVY SALES SO FAR.

    BUT RHODESIANS ARE ENTERING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON AGAINST THE TENSE BACKGROUND OF FURTHER THREATENED SANCTIONS. THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) CALLED ON ALL COUNTRIES TO STOP OIL SHIPMENTS TO RHODESIA -- A RESOLUTION PASSED ON A 10-NIL VOTE, WITH FRANCE ABSTAINING. THE RESOLUTION ALSO DEMANDS THAT GOVERNMENTS DO THEIR UTMOST "TO BREAK ALL ECONOMIC RELATIONS" WITH RHODESIA: CALLS ON BRITAIN TO "QUELL THIS REBELLION OF THE RACIST MINORITY" AND URGES HER TO TAKE IMMEDIATE MEASURES TO ALLOW THE RHODESIAN PEOPLE TO DETERMINE THEIR OWN FUTURE. AFTER THE VOTE WAS TAKEN, THE UNITED STATES ANNOUNCED THAT 9,500 TONS OF RHODESIAN SUGAR, NOW ON ITS WAY TO AN AMERICAN PORT, WOULD BE REFUSED ENTRY.

    BRITAIN ALSO ANNOUNCED TWO MORE STEPS TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE ILLEGAL GOVERNMENT. THE COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR. ARTHUR BOTTOMLEY ISSUED A DECREE REVOKING TWO ORDERS MADE BY THE RHODESIAN GOVERNOR, SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS, WHEN A STATE OF EMERGENCY WAS BROUGHT IN, SHORTLY BEFORE THE U.D.I. THIS IN EFFECT MEANS THAT CENSORSHIP IN RHODESIA IS NOW ILLEGAL AND CHALLENGEABLE IN THE COURTS. THE SECOND STEP IS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A RADIO BASE NEAR THE RHODESIAN BORDER TO BEAM BRITISH PROGRAMMES INTO RHODESIAN HOMES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3EO1WHH230RX83ZK5BZ4H652W
    Media URN:
    VLVA3EO1WHH230RX83ZK5BZ4H652W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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