• Short Summary

    Latin American nations on the Pacific Coast are to introduce a resolution to end nuclear testing in the Pacific during the week-long United Nations Security Council session which began on Thursday (15 March) in Panama City.

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    Latin American nations on the Pacific Coast are to introduce a resolution to end nuclear testing in the Pacific during the week-long United Nations Security Council session which began on Thursday (15 March) in Panama City.

    Several Pacific countries have objected strongly to nuclear tests that France has been conducting in French Polynesia.

    The Security Council session will be discussing a wide range of subjects besides nuclear weapons. Draft resolutions under study deal with the future of the Panama Canal Zone, colonialism and the permanent sovereignty of states over their natural resources.

    Guyana's Foreign Minister, Shirdath Ramphal, warned of the dangers of nuclear weapons and pointed to the Latin American treaty for the prohibition of them.

    SYNOPSIS: The United Nations Security Council meets in Panama City at the invitation of the Panamanian Government to discuss a wide range of Latin American problems....the first time the fifteen-nation organisation has met in the region. The panamanian delegate was one who spoke.

    Secretary-General Waldheim listened as the Cuban delegate, Foreign Minister Raul Roa, put forward support for several resolutions .... some of which deal with the future of the Panama Canal zone, now controlled by the United States, on colonialism, the permanent sovereignty of states over their natural resources, and the banning of nuclear weapons in Latin America.

    The council was also addressed by the Guyana representative, Foreign Minister Shridath Ramphal....

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC3OQRWGHVOHVOO0DTRZ9GKV13
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3OQRWGHVOHVOO0DTRZ9GKV13
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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