• Short Summary

    BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY GEORGE THOMPSON REITERATED IN NAIROBI, KENYA, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) THAT BRITAIN HAD NO INTENTION OF CRUSHING THE SMITH REGIME IN RHODESIA BY FORCE.

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    NAIROBI AIRPORT; THOMSON IN LOUNGE; SPEAKING.



    TRANSCRIPT: THOMSON: "RHODESIA HAS OF COURSE BEEN THE PRINCIPAL THEME OF MY DISCUSSIONS IN AFRICA. ON THIS I WOULD ONLY SAY THAT WE ARE CONVINCED THAT IT WOULD BE WRONG TOP USE FORCE TO PUT AN END TO THE REBELLION. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS NO INTENTION OF FIXING ANY SELL-OUT. WE SHALL PERSIST IN THE USE OF ALL PRACTICABLE METHODS TO REACH A PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT. AND I STRESS THAT WE SHALL STAND BY OUR PRINCIPLES AND PLEDGES THAT WE'VE GIVEN. ABOVE ALL, THERE MUST BE UNIMPEDED PROGRESS TOWARDS MAJORITY RULE. WE STAND BY OUR RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE FOUR MILLION AFRICANS IN RHODESIA. THESE ARE OUR ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS IN OUR ENDEAVOURS TO BRING ABOUT AN HONOURABLE SOLUTION OF THIS GRAVE INTERNATIONAL ISSUE."




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    Background: BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY GEORGE THOMPSON REITERATED IN NAIROBI, KENYA, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) THAT BRITAIN HAD NO INTENTION OF CRUSHING THE SMITH REGIME IN RHODESIA BY FORCE. HE SAID THERE WAS NO CHANCE OF BRITAIN "FIXING A SELL-OUT" ON RHODESIA.

    MR THOMPSON WAS SPEAKING AT AN AIRPORT PRESS CONFERENCE AFTER TALKS IN NAIROBI ON RHODESIA WITH KENYAN PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5TSNNUXZN0L1199QW216RHAQ3
    Media URN:
    VLVA5TSNNUXZN0L1199QW216RHAQ3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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