Wednesday, December 8, 2010

On December 8

On this day in ...
... 1970 (40 years ago today), the U.N. Security Council "strongly condemn[ed]" Portugal for its attack against Guinea 2 weeks earlier, mounted from the Portuguese colony of Guinea-Bissau. The attack caused "loss of life and extensive damage," according to Resolution 290. The Council insisted that Portugal compensate Guinea for these injuries, and urged U.N. member states not to provide Portugal with assistance in its military intervention. The vote on the resolution was 11 ayes and 0 nays. Abstaining were 4 countries: Britain, France, and the United States, all permanent Council members, plus Spain.

(Prior December 8 posts are here, here, and here.)

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