United Nations Security Council Resolution 300

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Adopted unanimously by the Security Council at its 1592nd meeting, on 12 October 1971

The Security Council,

Having received the letter of the Permanent Representative of Zambia contained in document S/10352 and also the letter from forty-seven Member States contained in document S/10364,

Taking note of the statement of the Permanent Representative of Zambia concerning violations of the Sovereignty, air space and territorial integrity of Zambia by South Africa,

Taking note of the statement of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Africa,

Bearing in mind that all Member States must refrain in their relations from the threat of use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State,

Conscious that it has the responsibility to take efficient collective measures to prevent and eliminate threats to peace and security,

Concerned by the situation on the borders of Zambia and Namibia, in the vicinity of the Caprivi Strip,

1. Reiterates that ant violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a Member State is contrary to the Charter of the United Nations;

2. Calls upon South Africa to respect fully the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Zambia;

3. Further declares that, in the event of South Africa violating the sovereignty or territorial integrity of Zambia, the Security Council will meet again to examine the situation further in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Charter.

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