The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution of Friday (26 October) urging U.N. Secretary?
SV: Nigerian delegate Akporode Clark speaking to General Assembly in English
GV: U.N. Representatives listening to speaker
SV: Nigerian delegate speaking
SV: Secretary General Kurt Waldheim and others listening to speaker
SV: General Assembly members listening.
SV: Salim Salimi President of Security Council speaking in English.
CLARK: "Now that South Africa has absolutely detonated a nuclear device Africa hopes the suppliers of material and technology to Africa, notably the United States of America, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, France, the federal Republic of Germany and Israel equally responsibly for this grave and unprecedented death threat to the continent of Africa. The responsibility of the Security Council is clear in this matter because of its earlier resolutions, particularly resolution 418 in bracket 1977 of 4 November 1977. Clearer still is the responsibility of the General Assembly, this parliament of all nations, this repository of mankind's last hopes, consistent with its resolution 33 (indistinct) the General Assembly must now act but it must not do so in panic, must act with facts. Hence I would like to suggest sir, that our secretary General should be requested to conduct an immediate investigation into the reports concerning the nuclear explosion by South Africa and to report to this session of the Assembly on his finding."
SALIM: "I shall therefore take it that the Assembly will have no objection to the proposal submitted by the representative of Nigeria to request the Secretary General to urgently look into this development and to report thereon to the Assembly. If I hear no objection I will take it that the Assembly so agrees. There be no objection it is so decided."
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Background: The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution of Friday (26 October) urging U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim to investigate reports that South Africa has exploded a nuclear device. The resolution was proposed by Nigeria's ambassador to the U.N. and chairman of the apartheid committee Mr. B. akporode Clark.