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    BRITAIN TODAY PROMISED ITS COMMONWEALTH PARTNERS TO BACK MOVES IN THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL FOR A WORLD-WIDE BAN ON TRADE WITH RHODESIA WHICH WOULD BE PRACTICABLE AND EFFECTIVE.

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    ESTABLISHING SHOTS: DELEGATES: GEORGE THOMSON.




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    Background: BRITAIN TODAY PROMISED ITS COMMONWEALTH PARTNERS TO BACK MOVES IN THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL FOR A WORLD-WIDE BAN ON TRADE WITH RHODESIA WHICH WOULD BE PRACTICABLE AND EFFECTIVE.

    THE PLEDGE WAS GIVEN, ACCORDING TO A COMMONWEALTH SPOKESMAN, BY COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, GEORGE THOMSON AT A MEETING OF THE 27-NATION COMMONWEALTH SANCTIONS-AGAINST-RHODESIA COMMITTEE IN LONDON. THE BRITISH MINISTER WAS UNDERSTOOD TO HAVE STRESSED THE "PRACTICABLE AND EFFECTIVE" CONDITION OF ANY UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTION ON EXPANDING THE TRADE BAN BEYOND THE PRESENT COMPULSORY EMBARGO ON SELECTED COMMODITIES.

    MR. THOMSON ALSO RESTATED THE GOVERNMENT'S OPPOSITION TO ANY UNITED NATIONS DEMAND THAT BRITAIN USE MILITARY FORCE TO SETTLE THE RHODESIAN CONSTITUTIONAL CONFLICT.

    THE COMMITTEE, COMPOSED OF THE COMMONWEALTH'S LONDON-BASED HIGH COMMISSIONERS, MET IN THE WAKE OF AN INTERNATIONAL EUROPE OVER THE EXECUTIONS OF FIVE AFRICANS ON MURDER CHARGERS IN RHODESIA AND WIDESPREAD ATTACKS ON BRITISH POLICY.

    THE DIPLOMATS SOUGHT GUIDANCE FROM MR. THOMSON ON WHAT FURTHER MEASURES BRITAIN WOULD TAKE AGAINST RHODESIA AND ITS POLICY LINE IN PENDING SECURITY COUNCIL DELIBERATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADWOZN0QGLGHOPVJ68CLH7UW5B
    Media URN:
    VLVADWOZN0QGLGHOPVJ68CLH7UW5B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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