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    The Security Council has voted in favour of Angolan's admission to the United Nations, after the United States reversed its previous policy by abstaining rather than vetoing the move.

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    The Security Council has voted in favour of Angolan's admission to the United Nations, after the United States reversed its previous policy by abstaining rather than vetoing the move. Monday's (22 November) vote clears the way for the General Assembly to admit Angola as its 146th member.

    SYNOPSIS: China declined to participate in the vote. Both Koan and the United States object to the continued presence of Cuban troops in the country. U.S. Ambassador William Scranton told the Council why.

    In contrast, French Ambassador Jacques Lecompte said that his country was in favour of Angola's admittance, stating that the requirements for membership of the United Nations had been fulfilled by the Luanda government. He added that France had recognised the new government in Angola in February this year, and he advised other members of the Security Council to look favourably on the country's application for membership.

    Apart from the United States and China, the 13 other members of the Security Council voted to admit Angola. Mr. Scranton said the U.S. was dropping its opposition to the renewed application "out of deference to African views".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA75W1Q3IXL0E4JGMQ5WNV7SSLC
    Media URN:
    VLVA75W1Q3IXL0E4JGMQ5WNV7SSLC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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