• Short Summary

    Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith on Friday (9 July) denied that the effect of sanctions had prompted and agreement to open negotiations once more with Britain.

  • Description

    Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith on Friday (9 July) denied that the effect of sanctions had prompted and agreement to open negotiations once more with Britain. Mr. Smith, speaking to a British Broadcasting corporation reporter, said that as far as sanctions were concerned, it was less reason to negotiate at the present that at any other time.

    He brushed off as irrelevant the five principles Britain has laid down for a settlement of the long dispute over Rhodesia's seizure of independence in 1965.

    Mr. Smith was particularly cautious about prospects of success in the current Angle-Rhodesian peace probes. He was asked if this time anything was going to be different from previous -- abortive -- negotiations despite optimism expressed on each occasion. he replied "I don't know, and if I were you I would not believe that anything was going to be different."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5CBRCCIXRVQ50WRGTE3EJ84JQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CBRCCIXRVQ50WRGTE3EJ84JQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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