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    The United Nation's security Council met on Friday (18 October) to discuss whether South Africa should be expelled from the UN.

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    The United Nation's security Council met on Friday (18 October) to discuss whether South Africa should be expelled from the UN.

    The 15-nation Council met in response to a resolution by the General Assembly, which asked for a review of South Africa's relationship to the UN, following the rejection of the Republic's credentials at the end of last month.

    Since that date, South Africa has not intervened -- or voted -- in the Assembly. It did not ask to take part in the Council debate.

    The Chamber was packed for the meeting. It was the first time that the Council has been convened to consider what is expected to develop into a formal proposal for the expulsion of a member-states.

    If a resolution to eject South Africa is tabled, it will need nine affirmative votes, which only a veto can nullify.

    At the end of the first day's debate -- chaired by Somali Foreign Minister Mr. Omar Arteh -- Sierra Leone's Foreign Minister Mr. Desmond Luke spoke with some emotion. He called on the Council to adhere to the principles of the UN Charter and asked the Council to "respect the huma dignity of millions of fellow citizens in southern Africa".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7PFYN9O12RITGP2HNB6YT694P
    Media URN:
    VLVA7PFYN9O12RITGP2HNB6YT694P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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