HC Deb 23 March 1967 vol 743 c337W
Mr. Whitaker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what response Portugal and Iran are now making to sanctions against Rhodesia; and what steps are being taken to ensure their full compliance.

Mr. William Rodgers

In their replies to the Secretary-General's request for information about the progress of implementation of sanctions, the Portuguese Government have called in question the validity of the Resolution of 16th December on grounds which have found no support from other members of the United Nations. The Government of Iran are among those who have not yet replied to the Secretary-General's request.

It is for the Security Council to decide whether a member is failing to meet its obligations under the United Nations Charter and whether further action is necessary.

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