HC Deb 04 May 1970 vol 801 c22
22. Mr. Brooks

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, in view of the threat to world peace involved in the Soviet troop movements on the Sinkiang border, he will raise the matter at the United Nations Security Council.

Mr. M. Stewart

No, Sir.

Mr. Brooks

Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is a very serious matter when massive Soviet concentrations are appearing on the border of the province where China has most of her oil, uranium and major advanced testing sites? Is there not a danger this summer of a preemptive strike being attempted?

Mr. Stewart

These are speculations. But this is not a dispute in which we are directly involved. There are conversations going on between the parties concerned. I do not believe that either would wish the matter to be raised in the Security Council.

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