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    The United States on Monday, 11 August, used its power veto to defeat a resolution to allow North and South Vietnam into the United Nations.

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    GV Present President of Security council speaking

    GV PAN Delegates raising hands in support. US delegates opposing resolution. (3 shots)

    SV President

    TRANSCRIPT: "As no other representative asked for the floor, I shall now proceed to put to the veto that two draft resolutions which are being before the Security Council."

    "I shall call first for a vote on the nine-power draft resolutions contained in documents S dast, one, seven, nine, five, relating to the application of the Republic of South Vietnam. Will those in favour of the draft resolution please raise their hands."


    "Those opposed."


    "The result of the voting is as follows."

    "Draft resolution S dash one, one, seven, nine, five, received thirteen votes in favour, one against and one abstaining."

    "The draft resolution is therefore not adopted. To the negative vote of......owing to the negative vote of a permanent member of the council."

    Initials VS21.50 VS 21.55

    This film includes speech from the UN Security Council President, Shizuo Saito.pts follow:-

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The United States on Monday, 11 August, used its power veto to defeat a resolution to allow North and South Vietnam into the United Nations.

    The U.S. was the only country to oppose the resolution. Britain, France, japan and Italy voted in favour.

    The United States applied the veto in retaliation for the council's refusal last week to consider a membership application from South Korea.

    It was the first time the U.S. had used its big power veto to prevent a country's entry into the world body and the first time it had cast two vetos at the same meeting.

    The final vote on the Vietnamese application was thirteen in favour, and one country, Costa Rica, abstaining.

    The Vietnamese observers, in a statement issued after the vote, said the linking of the Vietnamese applications to that of South Korea was illogical, absurd and unjustifiable.

    It had clearly shown the isolation of the United States, the statement said.

    The U.S representative, mr.Daniel Moynihan,said the U.S. would have been ready to admit North and South Korea and North and South Vietnam if their applications had gone forward.

    North Korea has not renewed its application on the grounds that separate membership would perpetuate division of the peninsular.

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