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UN Council considers Bangladesh membership

August 10, 1972

CHINA THREATENS TO VETO BANGLADESH'S UN ENTRY

The UN Security Council meets today and considers Bangladesh's candidature for membership of the United Nations. The consultations being held by the Security Council president on admission of Bangladesh to the United Nations reveal a diametrically opposite position taken by the Soviet Union and China. While the Soviet Union demands that the Security Council put forward Bangladesh as soon as possible to become a new member of the UN, China threatens to veto this move. The other members of the Council propose a compromise.

Pakistan President ZA Bhutto says that he believes Bangladesh will not be granted entry into the UN. "I can tell you emphatically that the door of the UN will be closed," he declares. He refers to China's veto power when asked to explain his position.

BANGABANDHU MAY EXTEND STAY IN CLINIC

Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is likely to stay at the London Clinic for a few more days before he proceeds to Switzerland for convalescence.

BM Abbas, adviser to the prime minister on flood control, power and irrigation, who arrived in London yesterday from Dhaka meets Bangabandhu today at the clinic and apprises him of the latest flood situation in Bangladesh.

$19.2M AID GRANT FOR BANGLADESH

The United States Agency for International Development today announces a new grant of 1.2 million dollars to supply wheat, edible oil and other foodstuff to Bangladesh. This brings the economic and humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh since the beginning of the year to a total of 295.4 million dollars.

SOURCES: August 11, 1972 issues of Bangladesh Observer, Dainik Bangla and Dainik Ittefaq. 

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