• Short Summary

    BRITAIN USED HER VETO IN THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL ON FRIDAY TO STOP AN AFRO-ASIAN RESOLUTION WHICH ASKED THAT SHE BAR THE TRANSFER OF POLITICAL AND MILITARY POWER TO THE WHITE GOVERNMENT OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA AND DELAY THE TERRITORY'S INDEPENDENCE.

  • Description

    BRITAIN USED HER VETO IN THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL ON FRIDAY TO STOP AN AFRO-ASIAN RESOLUTION WHICH ASKED THAT SHE BAR THE TRANSFER OF POLITICAL AND MILITARY POWER TO THE WHITE GOVERNMENT OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA AND DELAY THE TERRITORY'S INDEPENDENCE.

    IT WAS ONLY THE THIRD TIME THAT BRITAIN HAD USED HER RIGHT OF VETO IN THE HISTORY OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL.

    EIGHT COUNTRIES - GHANA, MOROCCO, THE PHILIPPINES, CHINA, BRAZIL, VENEZUELA, NORWAY AND THE SOVIET UNION VOTED FOR THE RESOLUTION.THE ONLY OTHER MEMBERS, FRANCE AND THE TO UNITED STATES ABSTAINED.

    THE VOTING TOOK PLACE IN TENSE ATMOSPHERE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA94BFZJOHWXXW17NNN10XHFDCQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA94BFZJOHWXXW17NNN10XHFDCQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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