Thomas Kanza, Congolese United Nations representative, called on the UN Security Council to recommend the withdrawal of Belgian troops from the Congo immediately.
Thomas Kanza, Congolese United Nations representative, called on the UN Security Council to recommend the withdrawal of Belgian troops from the Congo immediately. Despite Mr. Kanze's repeated appeals for the adoption of such a resolution the Council adjourned without a vote at 1 a.m.
Belgian representative Wigny told the Council Belgium had sent in troops to defend its "woman and children." He denied that Belgium had hatched any plot against newly independent nation.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Kuznetsov supported the Congo's plea for immediate evacuation of Belgian troops. But Cabot Lodge of USA replied that American would do whatever may be necessary to prevent the intrusion into the Congo of any military forces not requested by the UN.
This followed the Congo government's ultimatum that unless the UN arrived at a favourable solution by the end of Wednesday meeting troops from Russia and any other Afro-Asian country would be invited to held expel the Belgian paratroopers.