Intensify Sanctions, Mandela Asks World on Visit to Sweden

United Press International

Black South African leader Nelson R. Mandela today implored the world community to intensify sanctions against South Africa, including the severing of all diplomatic ties.

Mandela told reporters on the second day of a five-day visit to Sweden: "I am asking the international community, and every country to intensify sanctions on South Africa and to cut diplomatic ties. Nothing has changed there to make us change our view on the policy of sanctions."

"If only (South African President Frederik) de Klerk decided on real fundamental change, he would have the entire black population of the country behind him. The majority of the white population would support him too."

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