• Short Summary

    The United Nations Security Council finally reached agreement early today (Wednesday) on a proposal for preserving the Indo-Pakistan ceasefire.

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    The United Nations Security Council finally reached agreement early today (Wednesday) on a proposal for preserving the Indo-Pakistan ceasefire. The resolution -- the first in the deadlocked Security Council since the fighting started two weeks ago -- demanded troop withdrawals as soon as possible.

    Council President Ismael Byne Tailor-Kamara of Sierra Leone described the proposal immediately before calling for a vote:
    The two abstentions were the Soviet Union and Poland. Though India an Pakistan had agreed to the text, the delegates of both sides made it clear that they had different interpretations of the resolution. And Pakistani Ambassador Agha Shahi had some bitter things to say about the council's failure to act earlier in the crisis:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF2C33KN60NC9FURNUS16EDG81
    Media URN:
    VLVAF2C33KN60NC9FURNUS16EDG81
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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