• Short Summary

    The United Nations Security Council met in New York on January 6 to consider a draft resolution calling for withdrawal of South African forces from Angola.The resolution was submitted by 11 countries, which part from Angola itself included India and Nicaragua, whose representative Javier Chamorro Mora addressed the meeting in his role as President of the Security Council.The Angolan resolution comes after three days of fighting in Angola between South African Defence Force units and SWAPO (South West Africa People's Organisation) guerrillas, in which South African claims to have killed 324 SWAPO fighters.After the voting, Security President Mora announced the result--the resolution was carried by 13 votes, with Britain and the US abstaining.US Representative Charles Lichenstein, Alternative Representative for Special Political Affairs, expressed his country's concern over the Angolan situation and stressed the need for a political solution.Angolan representative Elisio de Figueiredo said his country had always been willing to talk to others, but warned that any settlement must be complied with by all countries in southern Africa.

  • Description

    1.
    GV UN Assembly hall
    0.03

    2.
    SV President of UN Council and Nicaragua's representative Javier Chamorro Mora speaking (Spanish SOT)
    0.20

    3.
    SV PAN GV Members voting (5 shots)
    0.55

    4.
    SV President of Council announcing results
    1.08

    5.
    SV US Representative Charles Lichenstein, Alternative Representative for Special Political Affairs, speaking (English SOT) (3 shots)
    2.13

    6.
    SV Angola's Permanent Representative, Elisio de Figueiredo speaking (English SOT) (3 shots)
    3.19


    TRANSCRIPT (SEQ 5):



    LICHENSTEIN: "Let me repeat and emphasise, Mr. President, that we remain deeply concerned at the cycle of violence in southern Africa and especially deplore all forms of cross-border violence. There are no military solutions to the problems of the region--negotiated solutions are both possible and essential. The United States seeks to promote conditions of peace, security and prosperity in the region--we seek the end of all foreign intervention. We seek independence for Namibia in accordance with Security Council Resolution 435. We have no hidden agenda, no desire for national gain."



    TRANSCRIPT (SEQ 6):



    DE FIGUEIREDO: "I wish to reiterate categorically that Angola has never refused to meet, listen, discuss, negotiate, even with our professed enemies. We have never rejected any genuine offer which might bring peace to southern Africa, in fact the government and the leaders of Angola have often been the ones to break many an impasse, and all the governments and the peoples of southern Africa will have to comply with the conditions of peace. The racist regime is not exempt from this undertaking, which the representative appeared to imply two days ago, and the Angolan government's offer contained in my President's letter to the Secretary General in document S 16245 still stands.





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    Background: The United Nations Security Council met in New York on January 6 to consider a draft resolution calling for withdrawal of South African forces from Angola.The resolution was submitted by 11 countries, which part from Angola itself included India and Nicaragua, whose representative Javier Chamorro Mora addressed the meeting in his role as President of the Security Council.The Angolan resolution comes after three days of fighting in Angola between South African Defence Force units and SWAPO (South West Africa People's Organisation) guerrillas, in which South African claims to have killed 324 SWAPO fighters.After the voting, Security President Mora announced the result--the resolution was carried by 13 votes, with Britain and the US abstaining.US Representative Charles Lichenstein, Alternative Representative for Special Political Affairs, expressed his country's concern over the Angolan situation and stressed the need for a political solution.Angolan representative Elisio de Figueiredo said his country had always been willing to talk to others, but warned that any settlement must be complied with by all countries in southern Africa.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAACD6DFU5ARUXVEYZRAJ790Q0J
    Media URN:
    VLVAACD6DFU5ARUXVEYZRAJ790Q0J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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