• Short Summary

    President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia has added to allegations of Rhodesian sanction-busting operations by British-owned oil companies.

  • Description

    President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia has added to allegations of Rhodesian sanction-busting operations by British-owned oil companies. At a news conference in Lusaka on Friday (8 September), President Kaunda charged that Sir Harold Wilson -- while Prime Minister of Britain -- encouraged Rhodesia's white minority to declare unilateral independence in 1965. The Zambian leader also alleged that Sir Harold later knew that British Government-owned oil companies were breaking economic sanctions against Rhodesia. The previous night in London, Sir Harold had denied any knowledge of direct sanction-breaking, but said he knew oil refined by British companies and intended for South Africa was being diverted to Rhodesia. Dr. Kaunda said that when he had claimed in 1968 about oil sanctions being broken by British companies, the idea had been dismissed by British press.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABUD55PRE39ZPP949JMHB429I2
    Media URN:
    VLVABUD55PRE39ZPP949JMHB429I2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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