THE PUSH IS ON: Senate Opposes Sanctions

by Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
May 21, 1979
3 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Nations
Language: English
The mailing includes an Actiongram about the need to maintain sanctions against Rhodesia in the face of moves in the Congress to recognize the internal settlement government. The mailing reports that Senator Helms introduced an amendment to the State Department Authorization Act that would prohibit the President from complying with sanctions in accordance with United Nations provisions. In addition, the Helms amendment removed from the U.N. Participation Act the provision of criminal prosecution for the violation of any U.N. sanctions, including the arms embargo against South Africa. The mail reports that Senator Richard Schweiker (R-Pa.) introduced a "sense of the Congress" resolution saying that the recent Rhodesian elections were "free and fair." The mailing asks for immediate communications to the White House; people also are asked to urge House members to maintain sanctions against Rhodesia and to block any attempt to recognize the internal settlement.
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root