United Nations Security Council Resolution 321

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UN Security Council
Resolution 321
Date 23 October 1972
Meeting no. 1,669
Code S/RES/321 (Document)
Subject Complaint by Senegal
Voting summary
12 voted for
None voted against
3 abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 321, adopted on October 23, 1972, after reaffirming previous resolutions, the Council expressed its concern that Portugal persistently refused to comply with them. The Council attacked the latest cross-border action by the Portuguese army against Senegalese territory and demanded that the Portuguese cease any further acts of violence. The Council went on to reaffirm their position that Portugal's continued holding of colonies in Africa was unjust and that the native peoples of those colonies should be allowed self-determination.

The resolution was adopted with 12 votes to none, while Belgium, the United Kingdom and United States abstained.

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