Arthur Joseph Goldberg
Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations
While we, as a body rooted in law, cannot and will not recognise the regime in Rhodesia, and disapprove of the ongoing fighting in Moçambique between Portuguese authorities and the rebels dwelling therein, such stances cannot allow us to turn a blind eye. If the integrity of the UN Charter and respect for sovereign nations is to be upheld, we cannot blithely ignore these transgressions, and must in no uncertain terms, clearly denounce them. The United States therefore calls on the General Assembly to approve this resolution.
The General Assembly,
Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,
Deeply concerned by recent events in the unrecognised state of Rhodesia and the Portuguese overseas province of Moçambique,
1. Deeply deplores the loss of life as a result of these illegal actions.
2. Condemns strongly these illegal actions as incompatible with the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
3. Urgently calls upon those responsible to desist forthwith from their unlawful actions.