• Short Summary

    THE SECURITY COUNCIL YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) CALLED UPON ALL STATES TO CEASE FORTHWITH THE SALE AND SHIPMENT OF ARMS TO SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Description

    THE SECURITY COUNCIL YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) CALLED UPON ALL STATES TO CEASE FORTHWITH THE SALE AND SHIPMENT OF ARMS TO SOUTH AFRICA.THIS ALSO INCLUDES AMMUNITION OF ALL TYPES AND MILITARY VEHICLES.NINE MEMBERS, INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES, VOTED IN FAVOUR.BRITAIN AND FRANCE ABSTAINED.

    THE RESOLUTION WAS PROPOSED BY GHANA, MOROCCO, AND THE PHILIPPINES.PUTTING FORWARD THE RESOLUTION, MR.ALEX QUAISON-SACKEY, GHANA'S DELEGATE SAID THE RESOLUTION : (SOF)
    SECURITY COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE THEN CALLED ON TO VOTE.

    EARLIER THE SECURITY COUNCIL REJECTED AN AFRO-ASIAN CALL FOR A BOYCOTT OF ALL SOUTH AFRICAN GOODS AND TOTAL EMBARGO ON THE EXPORT TO SOUTH AFRICA OF "STRATEGIC MATERIALS OF DIRECT MILITARY VALUE." AFFIRMATIVE VOTES WERE CAST BY GHANA, MOROCCO, THE PHILIPPINES, RUSSIA AND VENEZUELA.THE OTHER SIX COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSTAINED AND THE MOTION WAS LOST.IN THE SECURITY COUNCIL SEVEN VOTES ARE NEEDED TO IMPLEMENT RESOLUTIONS.

    SOUTH AFRICA HAS BOYCOTTED THE DEBATE WHICH HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A WEEK.YESTERDAY'S ACTION BY THE SECURITY COUNCIL WAS DESCRIBED BY OBSERVER AS THE MOST DIRECT CENSURE YET OF APARTHEID.THE COUNCIL WENT ON RECORD AS STRONGLY DEPRECIATING SOUTH AFRICAN POLICIES AS BEING "INCONSISTENT WITH THE PRINCIPLES CONTAINED IN THE U.N.CHARTER AND CONTRARY TO SOUTH AFRICA'S DELEGATIONS AS A MEMBER STATE".

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    Film ID:
    VLVACBJG77KH0Z7AAYWRFUHGWR69F
    Media URN:
    VLVACBJG77KH0Z7AAYWRFUHGWR69F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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