United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjoeld arrived at Orly Airport, Paris, Aug 16, from Leopoldville. Later?
United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjoeld arrived at Orly Airport, Paris, Aug 16, from Leopoldville. Later he boarded another aircraft for New York, where he was expected to arrive the same evening.
Mr Hammarskjoeld has asked that a meeting of the Security Council be called to air his differences with Mr Lumumba, the Prime Minister of the Congo Republic. Although Mr Hammarskjoeld refused to delay his departure from Leopoldville long enough to enable a Congolese delegation to accompany him back to New York, he has suggested that the meeting be held as soon as the Congolese delegates arrive.
The primary business before the Council will be to decide whether the Secretary-General has rightly interpreted his mandate in the Congo as being not to take sides in the internal political disputes there, or whether Mr Lumumba is right in claiming that the United Nations and their troops should actively assist him in suppressing the dissident regime in Katanga, headed by Mr Tshombe. Mr Lumumba has asked for a 14-nation group of Afro-Asian "neutral" observers to witness events in the Congo.