The World: Ian Smith: 'Otherwise, God Help Us'

Ian Smith: 'Otherwise, God Help Us'

Shortly after the conference opened, TIME'S London bureau chief Herman Nickel talked with Rhodesia's Ian Smith at his delegation's headquarters in Geneva's Hotel du Rhone. Excerpts from the interview:

On black suspicions about Smith's sincerity.

I believe this is part of the tactic of the extremists. They are deliberately going out of their way to say that I can't be trusted. They don't believe I mean what I said. How was it that a few months ago I was saying something completely different? This doesn't connote sincerity, you see....