The United Nations Security Council continued on Tuesday 21 July) its debate on the supply of arms to South Africa.
The United Nations Security Council continued on Tuesday 21 July) its debate on the supply of arms to South Africa. The french delegate, M. Claude Chayet, told the council that France was considering steps to ensure that any French arms supplied were never used against other African States.
Afro-Asian countries were meanwhile preparing a proposal co condemn all arms sales to South Africa and call for strict observance of a seven-year-old U.N. embargo on the trade. Zambia was expected to introduce a formal resolution of condemnation to the Security Council on Wednesday (22 July). The Soviet delegate, Mr. Aleksei V. Zakharov, criticised the proposed British arms sales to South Africa at Tuesday's Security Council meeting. He described the possible British deal as "a step on the way to give all forms of military assistance to the racist leaders in Pretoria".