• Short Summary

    BRITAIN AND RHODESIA APPEARED TO BE DEADLOCKED OVER THE ISSUE OF RHODESIAN INDEPENDENCE AS THE SALISBURY TALKS MOVED TOWARDS AN INCONCLUSIVE END.

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    RHODESIAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS; HOWMAN ARRIVES; THOMSON'S TEAM ARRIVES; LARDNER-BURKE ARRIVES; SMITH ARRIVES.




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    Background: BRITAIN AND RHODESIA APPEARED TO BE DEADLOCKED OVER THE ISSUE OF RHODESIAN INDEPENDENCE AS THE SALISBURY TALKS MOVED TOWARDS AN INCONCLUSIVE END. THE TALKS BETWEEN MR. GEORGE THOMSON, BRITAIN'S CHIEF RHODESIAN NEGOTIATOR, AND THE RHODESIAN LEADER, MR IAN SMITH, WHICH BEGAN 12 DAYS AGO, HAVE RESULTED ONLY IN MARGINAL PROGRESS BEING MADE ON MINOR ISSUES.

    THE FINAL ROUND OF TALKS, WHICH WERE HELD AT RHODESIAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS IN SALISBURY, FAILED TO YIELD A SETTLEMENT. IN ADDITION TO MR THOMSON AND MR SMITH, MR JACK HOWMAN, RHODESIA'S MINISTER FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, AND MR DESMOND LARDNER-BURKE, THE RHODESIAN MINISTER OF JUSTICE, WERE PRESENT AT THE MEETINGS.

    WITH THE BASIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BRITAIN AND RHODESIA STILL PREVENTING BRITAIN'S PACKAGE DEAL FOR A SETTLEMENT FROM BEING TIED UP QUICKLY, MR THOMSON IS PREPARING TO RETURN TO LONDON TONIGHT (SATURDAY) TO REPORT TO HIS GOVERNMENT ON THE TALKS.

    WITH THE END OF THE CURRENT TALKS, THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE SIDES WERE CLEARLY SEEN TO BE MORE COMPLEX THAN THEY APPEARED WHEN MR SMITH RETURNED FROM HIS MEETING WITH BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON LAST MONTH ABOARD THE H.M.S. FEARLESS.

    THE RHODESIAN LEADER INDICATED THEN THAT THE ONLY REAL BARRIER TO A SETTLEMENT WAS THE SO-CALLED SECOND SAFEGUARD DEMANDED BY BRITAIN -- THE APPOINTMENT OF THE JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL TO SIT AS AN EXTERNAL WATCHDOG AUTHORITY GUARDING THE POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT OF RHODESIA'S EMERGING AFRICANS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3YLMZ5AQ9X8ED9I8FMP2NURUC
    Media URN:
    VLVA3YLMZ5AQ9X8ED9I8FMP2NURUC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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