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    The United Nations Security Council on Friday (2 February) voted to send a four-member team to Zambia to assess the situation in the area following Rhodesia's blockade of the border between the two countries.

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    The United Nations Security Council on Friday (2 February) voted to send a four-member team to Zambia to assess the situation in the area following Rhodesia's blockade of the border between the two countries.

    The resolution was co-sponsored by Kenya, Sudan, Guinea and Yugoslavia. It was a revised version of an earlier, tougher resolution which threatened to draw a veto from Britain.

    Both Britain and the United States abstained in the voting, with the remainder of the 15-nation body supporting the new resolution.

    Members of the mission will be appointed by Security Council President Mr. Joseph Odero-Jowi, of Kenya.

    The United Kingdom delegate, Sir Colin Crowe, said his Government had doubts that the adoption of resolutions was the best way to deal with the matter.

    The Zambian delegate, Mr. Paul Lusaka, reacted strongly to the resolution.

    SYNOPSIS: Rhodesia's closure of its border with Zambia has continued to dominate debate in the United Nations Security Council. It culminated on Friday in a resolution to send a four-member United Nations mission to Zambia to assess the situation there following the border closure. An initial resolution calling for the mission and containing an attack on Britain for failing to unseat the Smith regime in Rhodesia was revised in the face of a possible United Kingdom veto. The new resolution was put to the council by the President, Mr. Joseph Odero-Jowi, of Kenya.

    Thirteen members of the fifteen-nation council.... including the Soviet Union... voted for the resolution. Only the United Kingdom and the United States abstained. The four-member team, which will be appointed by council president Mr. Odero-Jowi, is due to report back on March the first. Britain's delegate, Sir Colin Crowe, explained his country's position on the matter.

    The Zambian delegate, Mr. Paul Lusaka, reacted strongly to the resolution.

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    Film ID:
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    Media URN:
    VLVAA5VVZX4VQJ8ZUGFS4IJVV5G1T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:54:00
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