The British Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Ivor Richard, discussed the Rhodesian problem with?
SV & CU British Ambassador to the U.N. Ivor Richard talking to U.S. Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger (2 shots)
Mr. Richard coming out of room with reporter asking question/REPORTER: "Mr. Richard, just one quick question; given the history of distrust and bitterness in Rhodesia, is negotiated settlement a realistic possibility?"/ RICHARD: "Certainly it's a realistic possibility. If it wasn't realistic, we wouldn't be involved with negotiations in setting up a conference. The real turning point I think came after Dr. Kissinger's visit to Africa when Mr. Smith accepted the principle of majority rule within two years. Now, once that is accepted, it seems to me that the possibilities of a negotiated settlement are extremely realistic and that's what I hope to try and achieve."
Background: The British Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Ivor Richard, discussed the Rhodesian problem with the U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger in New York on Thursday (30 September). The talks followed the appointment of Mr. Richard to chair the coming black-white talks on setting up an interim Government for Rhodesia.
SYNOPSIS: The two men were together for 45 minutes and later, Mr. Richard refused to discuss details of the settlement. However, he was optimistic of the chances of reaching agreement, and said he expected to leave for a conference towards the end of the following week.
Dr. Kissinger spoke at the United Nations General Assembly and warned against foreign intervention in the affairs of southern Africa.