President Kaunda of Zambia has warned that unless the major powers of the world take steps to halt the escalating war in southern Africa Zambia may expand the conflict by asking other nations for aid.
SV President Kenneth Kaunda seated at desk
Dr. Kaunda speaking
"I am quite clear in my own mind that this war is (indistinct) They have become more active in the terms of lying land mines and (indistinct) Unprovoked..... Unprovoked. How this will end is anybody's guess but one thing is clear however. And this is Zambia as always, reserves the right to defend our country and to invite any friendly country or countries to come to our aid. There are no moves to do this as yet but the world must know and they who are in the position to take decisions to remove the danger of war in southern Africa must do so and do so quickly. Neither they nor us have much more time left. This thing is growing serious every minute. Every minute."
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Background: President Kaunda of Zambia has warned that unless the major powers of the world take steps to halt the escalating war in southern Africa Zambia may expand the conflict by asking other nations for aid. Speaking at a press conference in the Zambian capital of Lusaka, the President said Zambia reserved the right to defend itself with what he termed, "all possible measures". Meanwhile the Rhodesian government has claimed that the giant power station on the Rhodesian side of the Kariba Dam has again been fired on from the Zambian side of the border.
SYNOPSIS: President Kaunda was speaking in Lusaka at a press conference given at the State House.