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Sanctions against Rhodesia

The United Nations Security Council last night [May 30] imposed wide-ranging economic sanctions against white racist Southern Rhodesian regime and asked all States to observe sanctions, report to the Secretary-General and set up a sub-committee of the Security Council to observe its implementation. A far-reaching resolution approved by the 15-nation Council last night [May 30] decided that all nations should halt exports to and imports from Rhodesia. The decision also bars travel abroad by Rhodesian citizens, international air services to the country and all foreign investment there. The only exceptions would be for medical supplies, education and news material, food in certain special circumstances and remittances to pensioners. The resolution, under mandatory provisions of chapter seven of the U.N. Charter, was unanimously voted. The resolution was a compromise between the Afrasian and British resolutions tabled before the Council over a month ago. It was evolved in extensive private negotiations in which India took a leading part. Although it made no mention of the original Afrasian demand for the use of force by Britain against Rhodesia the resolution called on Britain to “take urgently all effective measures to bring to an end the rebellion in Southern Rhodesia.”

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