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G/V Lord Christopher Soames and Lord Carrington-behind desk answering questions from reporters
C/U Soames speaking
TRANSCRIPT: REPORTERS FROM NIGERIA NEWS AGENCY: Do you realise that on the day of independence, you have two separate armies fully armed waiting for election results; don't you think it will be dangerous for you or for anybody around in such a situation?
SOAMES: Well, yes, a lot of things are dangerous in this life, but I'm hoping, and sincerely hoping, and I believe that after the people of Rhodesia have been through the experience of an election, and that when they have accepted that this conference has been successful, and they have accepted the new constitution and the interim arrangements and the ceasefire and then we have an election, I'm not expecting them to move from the ballot box...and reach for their rifles again.
REPORTER: Do you intend to disarm any side?
SOAMES: No, I certainly don't thing that Rhodesia is condemned always to war, and I think the best chance of getting away form that is to turn to the ballot box and have elections.
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