• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: South African representative Brand Fourie told the Security Council on Wednesday (22 April) that his country would no take sanctions lying down.

  • Description

    1.
    GV INTERIOR African delegates walking out of Assembly as Dr. Brand Fourie invited to take his seat by Security Council President Noel Dorr of Ireland.
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    2.
    GV Dr. Fourie escorted to his seat. (2 SHOTS)
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    3.
    TV President Dorr invites Dr. Fourie to speak (he starts speaking at 51 secs). (3 SHOTS)
    1.44

    4.
    SV PAN President and other delegates. (MUTE)
    1.57

    5.
    CU Zambian Foreign Minister Lameck Goma speaking. (2 SHOTS)
    2.35


    SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)



    DORR: "I have one more speaker on my list this morning, that is the distinguished representatives of South Africa. I invite him to take his seat ta the Council table."



    SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)



    DORR: "I give the floor to the distinguished representative of South Africa."



    FOURIE: "Mr. President, may I also congratulate you on your assumption of the presidency of the Security Council. Mr. President, South Africa has asked to participate in this debate firstly because it is directly concerned with the future of South-West Africa, Namibia; secondly, because the People of the territory urgently wish to proceed to an early internationally recognised independence. ...South Africa would not take sanctions lying down, but would exercise all their options and react appropriately to safeguard their own interests. Sanctions against South Africa would in effect amount to sanctions against the country of Southern Africa, whose economies are so closely interlinked, and it would inevitably be the poor who would suffer most."



    SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)



    GOMA: "Clearly, the continued illegal occupation of Namibia by South Africa constitutes of serious threat to international peace and security. It is against this background that we urgently seek the adoption of effective enforcement measures, which will compel South Africa to withdraw from Namibia, and thus defuse the explosive situation that currently exists in and around Namibia."





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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: South African representative Brand Fourie told the Security Council on Wednesday (22 April) that his country would no take sanctions lying down. African front-line states have proposed mandatory sanctions against South Africa over what they call the country's illegal occupation of Namibia (South West Africa). And Zambia's Foreign Minister told the Council South Africa's continued occupation of Namibia was a threat to international peace and security.

    SYNOPSIS: Council President Noel Dorr's invitation caused most African delegates to leave the chamber in protest. African member members decided against trying to have South Africa banned from the proceedings altogether. They insisted on the exclusion of the Pretoria-backed Democratic Turnhalle Alliance. But Mr. Fourie was allowed to address the Council.

    Zambian Foreign Minister Lameck Goma was not impressed with Mr. Fourie's speech. In his address, Mr. Goma left no doubt that Zambia was in favour of sanctions against South Africa.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8K57FBWYHKYAGVW0CSM0TDPTI
    Media URN:
    VLVA8K57FBWYHKYAGVW0CSM0TDPTI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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