• Short Summary

    At the United National Security Council session in Addis Ababa, Britain vetoed a resolution aimed at blocking the proposed Anglo-Rhodesian settlement.

  • Description

    1.
    GV INTERIOR..Delegates in conference chamber (MUTE)
    0.10

    2.
    SCU United Kingdom delegate Sir Colin Crowe speaking
    0.37


    SOUND STARTS: "We've have offered compromises....."



    SOUND ENDS:"..... resolution acceptable"


    3.
    LV President Khalid speaking PAN to delegates voting ZOOM to Crowe voting against
    1.09


    SOUND STARTS: "Will those in favour..."



    SOUND ENDS:"......abstentions?"


    4.
    SCU U.S. delegates listening (2 shots)
    1.30


    SOUND STARTS: "The result....."



    SOUND ENDS: "..... Security Council".



    "We have offered compromises which in our view would have met the purposes of the sponsors. But the draft resolution on the contrary insists on ignoring our present efforts, except in so far as it demands that they should be abandoned. It prejudges their outcome, and it recommends alternative courses which in the present circumstances are unrealistic and impractical. My delegation therefore does not find this resolution acceptable."



    "Will those in favour of the draft resolution please raise their hands..... PAUSE..... thank you: those opposed... PAUSE....abstentions?..... The result of the vote is as follows: In favour nine, against one, abstentions five. Accordingly, the draft resolution has been rejected owing to the negatives vote of a permanent member of the Security Council."




    Initials ES. 1713 ES. 1720



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: At the United National Security Council session in Addis Ababa, Britain vetoed a resolution aimed at blocking the proposed Anglo-Rhodesian settlement.

    The resolution had been proposed earlier by Sudan, Somalis and Guinea (see Visnews Production No. 1533/72). The voting came Friday evening after the United Kingdom delegate Sir Colin Crowe had explained Britain's position on the issue.

    It was Britain's fifth veto on the Rhodesia question. The Soviet Union and the Chinese People's Republic voted for the resolution, together with Guinea, India, Somalis, Sudan, Argentina, Panama and Yugoslavia. The United States, France, Italy, Belgium and Japan abstained.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA18T7GI5EYDIDJZCEZ4UJP0NIO
    Media URN:
    VLVA18T7GI5EYDIDJZCEZ4UJP0NIO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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