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UNITED
NATIONS
S

        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
S/9962
14 October 1970

ENGLISH
ORIGINAL: ENGLISH/FRENCH

LETTER DATED 9 OCTOBER 1970 FROM THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AFRICAN UNITY ADDRESSED TO THE
PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL

In accordance with Article 54 of the United Nations Charter, I have the honour to transmit to you, for the information of the Security Council, the attached resolutions adopted by the seventh session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government on the question of the Middle East and the situation in southern Africa.


Accept, Sir, etc

(Signed) Mamadou Moctar THIAM
Ambassador
Executive Secretary of the
OAU to the United Nations
RECOMMENDATION BY OAU COUNCIL OF MINISTERS TO OAU HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT REGARDING SUPPLY OF ARMS TO THE RACIST REGIME OF SOUTH AFRICA

The Council of Ministers of the OAU, meeting in its Fifteenth Ordinary-Session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 24 to 31 August 1970,

Having considered the question of the sales of arms to South Africa,

Gravely concerned by the continued and intended supply of arms of destruction to the oppressive and racist regime of South Africa by France, United Kingdom, West Germany and any other Government, in defiance of Security Council resolutions 182 (1963), 183 (1963), 191 (1964), 282 (1960),

Convinced that this practice constitutes a serious threat to international peace and security,

Recognizing that the extensive arms build-up of the military forces of South Africa poses a real threat to the security and sovereignty of independent African States,

1. Unanimously condemns the actions of these States whether actual or intended;

2. Deplores the declared intention of the United Kingdom Government to resume the sale of arms to the oppressive and racist regime of South Africa and calls upon it not to proceed with its declared intention,

3. Recommends to the seventh session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the OAU to write jointly, through its current Chairman, to the Heads of the Governments concerned, strongly deploring their action of selling arms to South Africa and requesting them to cease forthwith all actions contravening the resolutions of the Security Council relative to southern Africa in the interest of international peace and security, the freedom and stability of the area;

4. Further recommends that all Governments exert maximum pressure on those Governments supplying or intending to supply arms to South Africa in order to stop such sales or arms and to abide by all the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council on this subject;

5. Recommends also to the Assembly of Heads of State and Government to mandate a delegation of Foreign Ministers to prevail upon the Governments concerned to stop selling arms to South Africa and also to stop assisting in the manufacture of arms in South Africa;

6. Recommends that these States, some of which are permanent members of the Security Council of the United Nations, be reminded of their responsibility under the United Nations Charter for the maintenance of international peace and security so manifestly threatened by their action;

7. Further recommends that the OAU continue to follow up this issue in order to explore every possible effective counter measure, and that this item be maintained on the agenda of the Council of Ministers.

CM/Res.232 (XV)

RESOLUTION ON DECOLONIZATION

The Council of Ministers of OAU, meeting in its fifteenth ordinary session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 24 to 31 August 1970,

Taking note of the report of the Administrative Secretary-General regarding the development of the situation in Territories under colonial domination, contained in document CM/335,

Recalling its various resolutions on the situation in the Territories under Portuguese, Spanish and French domination.

Recalling further the United Nations Declaration on Decolonization and the relevant United Nations General Assembly resolutions on the right of all peoples to independence,

Noting with indignation that the Portuguese regime is employing chemical weapons such as napalm, toxic gas and defoliant against the freedom-fighters and the African population in the Territories under its domination in flagrant violation of international conventions,

Realizing that the Portuguese regime is able to continue and intensify its colonial war of genocide because of continued massive assistance from NATO member States, especially the United States, West Germany, France and the United Kingdom,

Deeply concerned with the increasing economic and military involvement of the South African regime in Zimbabwe as well as in Angola and Mozambique,

Gravely concerned over the aggravation of the situation in Zimbabwe and the proclamation of a so-called Republic, based on racial discrimination, by the minority racist regime of Salisbury,

Noting that economic sanctions, instituted by the United Nations, have not been effective because of the support of South Africa and Portugal to the Smith regime and the violations of sanctions by imperialist Powers,

Again gravely concerned over the continued illegal occupation of Namibia by the South African racist regime and the intensified oppression of the African people in that Territory,

Taking note of Security Council resolutions 283 and 284 adopted on 29 July 1970,

Noting with satisfaction the progress of the liberation struggle in the Territories under colonial domination.





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