In the continuing debate on Rhodesia in the United Nations Security Council on Friday, the Nigerian Foreign Minister Brigadier Joseph Garbs accused Britain of running away from a solution to the Rhodesian problem for the last 12 years.
INT MVs: Nigerian Foreign Minister Brig. Joseph Garba speaking, with Mr. Ivor Richards (U.K) listening. (3 SHOTS)
GV: Security Council.
MV: Saudi Arabian representative Jamil Baroody speaking with Mr. Ivor Richards listening. (3 SHOTS)
GARBA: "We thought that by now the Western Powers would have learned their lessons from the failure of their policies in other parts of the world and most recently in Angola. But it appears that the British are again in the process of subordinating human values in Rhodesia to short sighted political and economic considerations, and trying to find what they think is an easy way out. If Britain in particular, and the international community in general, resolve to end the crisis Mr. Smith and his small gang of settlers who are hardly a hundredth of the population of the territory cannot hold us to ransom."
BAROODY: "Let us be frank. Therefore I ask my African brothers any my brothers from Asia, and the so-called developing world...the Third World...by whatever epithet you want to call it, to face the facts, the reality whether the realities should be so or not, so they are still realities. Take into account these things, and then come our friends from China and our friends from the Soviet Union and they still throw aspersions at one another. I don't like this. Honestly...you are neighbours and you belong to the same ideology. What's the matter with you? And I never thought this gentlemen --- our new colleague, new relatively new, because I am old here, Ambassador Young would become such a sphinx. He say nothing. Today I told him: 'Say something. Lets know where we stand with the United States. Let me tell you, not the blacks are not only in Southern Rhodesia and South Africa and ultimately I hope in Namibia have set their foot in the door. They are inside now'."
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Background: In the continuing debate on Rhodesia in the United Nations Security Council on Friday, the Nigerian Foreign Minister Brigadier Joseph Garbs accused Britain of running away from a solution to the Rhodesian problem for the last 12 years. Expressing disagreement with the internal settlement reached in Salisbury between Mr. Ian Smith and three black leaders, Brigadier Garba said Britain had always managed to create the impression of action when in reality "all they have done in all this time is to wring their hands helplessly".
SYNOPSIS: Jamil Baroody of Saudi Arabia was also critical.