• Short Summary

    Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith surprised newsmen at a press conference in Salisbury on Sunday (29 October).

  • Description

    Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith surprised newsmen at a press conference in Salisbury on Sunday (29 October). Mr. Smith ruled out the possibility of a national ballot in time to transfer power to the black Rhodesian majority on december the thirty-first. This was the date set by Mr. Smith and the other members of the transitional government on March the third. After outlining the reasons for his decision, Mr. smith went on to comment on the British government's plan to supply Zambia with defensive arms, but began by explaining he had discussed the setting-back of the deadline during his recent visit to the United States.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Smith met newsmen in the headquarters of the Rhodesian Broadcasting Corporation.

    Mr. Smith was then asked about Britain's decision to sell arms to Zambia following Rhodesia's recent raid on Patriotic Front guerrilla bases within Zambia's borders.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6JOHERFT03KGH0EE8A7Y1IFL3
    Media URN:
    VLVA6JOHERFT03KGH0EE8A7Y1IFL3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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