• Short Summary

    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.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Mural, ZOOM OUT TO Security Council
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    2.
    LV President calls for vote, PAN TO Soviet delegate voting for, UK & USA delegates abstaining
    1.07

    3.
    GV ZOOM IN TO MV Of U.K. delegate Crowe speaking
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    4.
    SV President listening
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    5.
    SV Zambian delegate Lusaka speaks
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    CROWE: "When the two draft resolutions were tabled yesterday, I began to feel my fears were really justified, and that there was a danger of a wholly sterile outcome. I am therefore glad that the sponsors have recognised these dangers,and agreed to a certain amount of modification. Mr. President, the occasion for the present debate was the closure by the Rhodesian regime of their border with Zambia. The Rhodesian authorities have said they closed the border because of attacks, in some cases against civilians, which they claim have been launched from Zambian territory. The distinguished representative of Zambia has informed the Council of violent incidents which have occurred on the Zambian side of the border. We recognise in particular the long-term hazard the laying of mines represents. As I said in my opening remarks, my Government have always condemned the use of violence in pursuit of political ends."



    LUSAKA: "What has been adopted this afternoon in that resolution and the reference, is the barest minimum we could accept. The vote of abstention by the United Kingdom delegation is, in the Zambian view, a casting of votes of abstention to Smith's aggressive acts, and it is, in our view, a baptism in the den of iniquity standard to Ian Smith. As a matter of fact, is a canonization of Ian Smith as a Nazi."




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    Background: 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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    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1973
    Sound:
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:54:00
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