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Israel Lauded at U.N. for Hindering Shipments of Arms to South Africa

Israel’s policy of imposing an embargo on the shipment of arms to South Africa was lauded here today by Patrick Duncan, a spokesman for the Pan-Africanist Congress of South Africa, before the Special Committee on the Policies of Apartheid of the Government of the Republic of South Africa.

Mr. Duncan told the Committee that Uzzi submachine guns were being manufactured in Belgium under a patent from an Israeli inventor. These machine guns were “very good, ” he said, and South Africa had tried to buy a large number of them from Belgium. However, the licensing arrangement specified that they could not be supplied without permission from Israel and this permission had been refused twice, he stressed.