The United Nations Security Council has condemned (on Friday, 2 November) what it calls South Africa's aggression against the People's Republic of Angola.
The United Nations Security Council has condemned (on Friday, 2 November) what it calls South Africa's aggression against the People's Republic of Angola. South Africa did not take part in the Council debate, but its Foreign Minister Roelof (Pik) Botha sent a letter the same day to Secretary General Kurt Waldheim strongly denying any acts of aggression against Angola. He Complained of a continuing campaign of terror against the people of Namibia, by Angola-based guerrillas of the South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO). It is the second time the Council has condemned South Africa for attacking Angola. The United States, Britain and France abstained from voting on both occasions. They said they regretted that their suggested changes to the text were refused. Six Non-Aligned states -- Bangladesh, Gabon, Jamaica, Kuwait, Nigeria and Zambia sponsored the resolution, adopted by twelve votes to none.
SYNOPSIS: Zambia's permanent representative, Mr. Paul Firmino Lusaka, introduced the resolution.
Chinese counsellor Mr. Chou Nan spoke of Namibian independence.