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    The United States proposed to the United Nations on Monday(25 September) its draft of an international treaty to combat terrorism.

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    The United States proposed to the United Nations on Monday(25 September) its draft of an international treaty to combat terrorism.

    Addressing the General Assembly on the first day of its annual policy debate, the U.S. Secretary of State Mr William Rogers said that political passion, however deeply held, could not be a justification for criminal violence against innocent people.

    The treaty which Mr Rogers outlined in his speech would require all member nations to apply severs penalties against terrorists. It would also provide for countries to exchange information to help prevent acts of terrorism.

    Some observers believe that Mr Rogers' proposal is likely to run into difficulties in the General Assembly. There is considerable resistance to action on terrorism, particularly from Arab countries. It was only by a vote of 66 to 27, with 33 abstentions, that UN members agreed over the past weekend to include it as an item for discussion this autumn.

    SYNOPSIS: At the United Nations, on Monday, the American Secretary of State M William Rogers launched a United States drive to secure action against international terrorism. In his address to the General Assembly, Mr Rogers outlined the draft of a new treaty to combat terrorism.

    Mr Rogers went on to urge acceptance of such a treaty in this session.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1K42KOITG700TT8D2RKDM6EIR
    Media URN:
    VLVA1K42KOITG700TT8D2RKDM6EIR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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