• Short Summary

    The commonwealth Conference in Singapore has drawn to a close with no serous break-up in the organisation over the question of South African arms.

  • Description

    The commonwealth Conference in Singapore has drawn to a close with no serous break-up in the organisation over the question of South African arms.

    In the meantime Commonwealth leaders, meeting in secret, have agreed to set up an eight-nation committee to study and report back on the arms question.

    But as Commonwealth Secretary-General Mr. Arnold Smith said, Britain's Prime Minister MR. Heath has agreed to take part only on the now familiar condition that Britain, which intends to sell arms to South Africa, retains her right to take whatever action she considers necessary for her own security.

    Mr. Smith also announced that South Africa has given an undertaking that it will not use "maritime arms" for other purposes, and Mr. Heath has pledged that if South Africa does, then Britain will sell her no more arms.

    Mr. Smith talked to reporters outside the Conference building in Singapore.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC0YKJKR3U2P3FCKQM0KB7D01M
    Media URN:
    VLVAC0YKJKR3U2P3FCKQM0KB7D01M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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