• Short Summary

    Britain's Prime Minister Mr Edward Heath had a busy day of discussions with visiting Sfrican leaders on Friday (16 October) on the issue of whether or not Britain should supply arms to South Africa.

  • Description

    Britain's Prime Minister Mr Edward Heath had a busy day of discussions with visiting Sfrican leaders on Friday (16 October) on the issue of whether or not Britain should supply arms to South Africa.

    Most outspoken of his visitors on the issue so far has been President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, who has said that Commonwealth countries disapproving Britain's intention of selling arms should take sanctions against her.

    President Kaunda was in London at the head of a delegation from the Organisation of African Units to give Mr Heath yet another warning of how Black African react if the proposal to sell arms were put into effect.

    Another of Mr Heath's callers during the day was Chief Jonathan of Lesotho. Lesotho was one of the eight countries reported to have had reservations about the OAU's formal protest delegation over arms sales.

    The Ghanaian Prime Minister Dr Kofi Busia however had a similar message to that of President Kaunda. He said that if Britain sold arms to South Africa, she'd jeopardise the future of the Commonwealth, although he emphasised after wards that this did not mean Ghana leaving it.

    British sources reiterated today (16 October) that no decision has yet been taken on the arms issue. Most African countries have expressed strong opposition to arms sales, and so too have Canada and the United States.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4BZ7SGEDFLX1Y9Y7Y0SJ4E4G0
    Media URN:
    VLVA4BZ7SGEDFLX1Y9Y7Y0SJ4E4G0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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