• Short Summary

    THE SECURITY COUNCIL OF THE UNITED NATIONS TODAY (FRIDAY) DISCUSSED THE RHODESIA SITUATION. THE COUNCIL?

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    THE SECURITY COUNCIL OF THE UNITED NATIONS TODAY (FRIDAY) DISCUSSED THE RHODESIA SITUATION. THE COUNCIL MET IN EMERGENCY SESSION AT THE REQUEST OF BRITAIN - COMPLEMENTED BY SUBSEQUENT REQUESTS FROM A NUMBER OF AFRICAN AND ASIAN NATIONS. FILM OF THE DEBATE REACHED LONDON BY WAY OF THE "EARLY BIRD" SATELLITE.

    MR. MICHAEL STEWART, BRITAIN'S FOREIGN MINISTERS, CALLED ON THE SECURITY COUNCIL TO CONDEMN THE "ILLEGAL" RHODESIAN ACTION AND HE URGED ALL STATES TO REFRAIN FROM ANY COURSE WHICH WOULD AID THE SALISBURY REGIME. MR. STEWART TOLD DELEGATES THAT THE USE OF FORCE COULD NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM:
    GHANA'S FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. ALEX QUAISON-SACKEY, SAID THAT THE "IAN SMITH CLIQUE" HAD UNASHAMEDLY COMMITTED AN ACT OF TREASON AND REBELLION:
    THE PRINCIPAL UNITED STATES DELEGATE TO THE UNITED NATIONS, MR. ARTHUR GOLDBERG, SPOKE OF AMERICAN PLANS FOR SANCTIONS AGAINST THE REGIME IN RHODESIA.

    LATER, THE SECURITY COUNCIL PASSED A RESOLUTION WHICH CONDEMNED THE UNILATERAL DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE BY THE 'RACIST MINORITY" IN RHODESIA, CALLED ON ALL STATES NOT TO RECOGNISE THE REGIME HEADED BY MR. IAN SMITH, AND TO REFRAIN FROM "RENDERING ANY ASSISTANCE TO THAT ILLEGAL REGIME."
    ALL MEMBERS VOTED FOR THE RESOLUTION EXCEPT FRANCE - WHICH CAST AN ABSTENTION ON THE GROUNDS THAT THE RHODESIAN CRISIS WAS AN INTERNAL MATTER BETWEEN BRITAIN AND HER COLONY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADVO1Y2AQYUDLJLRVHK9UQNMAJ
    Media URN:
    VLVADVO1Y2AQYUDLJLRVHK9UQNMAJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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