Zimbabwe Rhodesia's Prime Minister, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, has reacted angrily to the United States' refusal to lift sanctions.
SV Zimbabwe Rhodesia's Prime Minister Bishop Abel Muzorewa speaking (3 shots)
MUZOREWA: "I am deeply shocked by the decision of President Carter to maintain punitive sanctions against my Government and the people of Zimbabwe Rhodesia. It would be hard to think of a more blatant example of political expediency and double standards. And it is astonishing that it should come from a President of the United States who claims to be a champion of human rights. Mr. Carter is reported a saying that it would not be in the interests of the Government and the people of Zimbabwe Rhodesia. I wonder is it in the interests of the people of my country to be subjected to sanctions which deny them the right to trade freely, which deny them the employment opportunities and which deny them increased education opportunities? I wonder. I can only hope that the will and judgement of the people of the United States will be more accurately reflected and expressed in the Congress."
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Background: Zimbabwe Rhodesia's Prime Minister, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, has reacted angrily to the United States' refusal to lift sanctions. President Carter announced the American decision on Thursday, (7 June) saying he considered the recent elections in Rhodesia were not free and fair.