The United States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, warned on Tuesday (31 August) that?
SV U.S. Secretary of State dr. Henry Kissinger speaking.
KISSINGER: "The United States is the only country that can speak to all sides in southern Africa's current conflict. We seek no special place for ourselves and thus we have an influence that can be important for a peaceful outcome. That position carries with it a great responsibility to promote fair and lasting solutions. Our values, our own self interest in an Africa that lives in peace and racial harmony, and our abiding commitment to peace and world order, permit us no other course."
Dr. Kissienr's speech -- to a largely black audience -- came four days before meeting the South African Prime Minister, Mr. John Vorster in Zurich, Switzerland, next Saturday (4 September). They will have two days of talks on the situation in southern Africa including Namibia (South West Africa), Rhodesia and the disturbances inside South Africa.
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Background: The United States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, warned on Tuesday (31 August) that America cannot guarantee success in its current diplomatic effort to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in southern Africa. Dr. Kissinger went on:-