INTRODUCTION United States envoy Mr. Andrew Young, in Tanzania for talks on the Rhodesia affair,?
INTRODUCTION United States envoy Mr. Andrew Young, in Tanzania for talks on the Rhodesia affair, says his government will not back the new peace plan put forward by Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith. Mr. Young, the American Ambassador to the United Nations, said on his arrival in Dar es-Salaam that Mr. Smith's proposal to set up his own black administration was unacceptable. Mr. Smith has rejected the latest British proposals, and says he'll come to his own settlement with the black population of Rhodesia -- excluding most of the nationalist leaders at the failed Geneva peace conference.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Young, the United States' first black ambassador to the U.N., told reporters in the Tanzanian capital that he has not come with any answers to the Rhodesia problem. It was an issue to be solved by Africans alone, he said. Mr. Young was consulting President Julius Nyerere, one of the five so-called 'front-line' African presidents, on whether it was now possible to avoid full-scale war in Rhodesia. President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, another front-line leader, was expected to join in the talks during a weekend visit. Mr. Young proposed to visit Nigeria on his way home afterwards.