Legislation Introduced To Re-Instate Rhodesian Sanctions

Africa Action
by Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
May 23, 1973
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
This action alert mailing notes that on May 22 bills were introduced in both houses of Congress to re-instate United States compliance with United Nations sanctions against Rhodesia. The bills, H.R. 8005 and S. 1868, would amend the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 to the importation of Rhodesian chrome and to restore the United States as a law-abiding member of the international community. The effect of this legislation, if passed, will be to exempt regulations issued by the President to implement the United Nations' sanctions from the so-called Byrd Amendment (section 10 of the Strategic and Critical Materials Stockpiling Act). The mailing includes a list of Senate and House sponsors and notes it is critical to begin now to communicate public support for the sanctions program from national and local groups to members of Congress.
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root