The Soviet Union used its veto in the Security Council on Monday night (13 December) for the third time in nine days to block a U.
MS President of Security Council PULL OUT TO SV delegates voting
MS French delegate
MV President reads out results
GV Security Council
MS Soviet delegate Malik speaking
BV Bush speaking (SOUND)
GV Council meeting
SV Indian delegate speaks (SOUND)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 6: BUSH: "And it will read: Regretting that the Government of India has not yet accepted an unconditional and immediate ceasefire and withdrawal as set forth in General Assembly Resolution 2793(26). The United States has accepted this suggestion for change. It will be incorporated in the revised draft."
MR. SINGH: "This one-sided and partisan attitude of the distinguished representative of United States of America has shocked and surprised us. The U.S. is entitled to its own opinions and interpretations. So are we. But facts are facts and must be stated. Right from the beginning of this unfortunate situation that has arisen in the subcontinent, India has been asking for a political settlement acceptable to the elected and acknowledged representatives of the people of Bangladesh."
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Background: The Soviet Union used its veto in the Security Council on Monday night (13 December) for the third time in nine days to block a U.S. resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire and troop pull-back in the India-Pakistan conflict.
This film shows the vote being taken and announced, and Soviet and Indian delegates speaking out against the resolution. U.S. Ambassador George Bush is also seen proposing a change in wording of the U.S. resolution, in affect watering it down. Soviet Ambassador Jakov Malik strongly attacked both the United States and the People's Republic of China for worsening the conflict.
Indian Foreign Minister Mr. Swaran Singh called the U.S. resolution ???ene-sided and partisan'.
In our coverage of the session, Mr. Malik speaks in Russian. The following is a transcription of Mr. Bush's remarks re-phrasing the U.S. resolution.
This was how Mr. Singh reacted to the latest American resolution: