• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S FINAL OFFER FOR A SETTLEMENT WITH THE PRESENT ILLEGAL REGIME IN RHODESIA IS BELIEVED TO BE IN THE HANDS OF THE HEAD OF THE REGIME, MR.

  • Description

    BRITAIN'S FINAL OFFER FOR A SETTLEMENT WITH THE PRESENT ILLEGAL REGIME IN RHODESIA IS BELIEVED TO BE IN THE HANDS OF THE HEAD OF THE REGIME, MR. IAN SMITH. IT WAS TAKEN TO SALISBURY BY A SENIOR OFFICIAL OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH RELATIONS OFFICE, SIR MORRICE JAMES, WHO MET MR. SMITH IN SALISBURY.

    WHEN SIR MORRICE WENT TO SALISBURY IT WAS UNDERSTOOD HE WOULD HAND THE FINAL OFFER TO THE GOVERNOR OF RHODESIA, SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS, TO PASS ON TO MR. SMITH. HE HAD TALKS WITH SIR HUMPHREY, WHO IS NOT RECOGNISED BY THE PRESENT REGIME, AND THEN WENT PERSONALLY TO CALL ON MR. SMITH. THEY TALKED FOR 75 MINUTES BUT AFTERWARDS NEITHER SIDE WOULD COMMENT. IT IS NOT CERTAIN WHETHER MR. SMITH WAS HANDED THE FINAL OFFER BY SIR MORRICE OR THROUGH OTHER CHANNELS OR WHETHER HE DEFINITELY HAS RECEIVED THE OFFER. SIR MORRICE AGAIN MET SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS AFTER HIS TALKS WITH MR. SMITH.

    IF THE FINAL OFFER IF REJECTED BY MR. SMITH'S REGIME BRITAIN IS COMMITTED TO GOING TO THE UNITED NATIONS TO SEEK MANDATORY SANCTIONS AGAINST RHODESIA. THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR. HERBERT BOWDEN, HAS INDICATED THAT THE END OF NOVEMBER IS THE LATEST POSSIBLE DATE FOR THE SETTLEMENT OF THE 11-MONTH CRISIS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD3LZ0P5DFR48C68SC3IKB4FQD
    Media URN:
    VLVAD3LZ0P5DFR48C68SC3IKB4FQD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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