• Short Summary

    The Moslem world has been urged to break diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union and Afghanistan.

  • Description

    1.
    SV INTERIOR Delegates arrive for conference (3 shots)
    0.19

    2.
    SV Delegates standing in groups talking (2 shots)
    0.29

    3.
    SV AND CU President Zia Ul-Haq of Pakistan greets Bahrain Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Mubarik Al Khalifa, and sits with him (2 shots)
    0.52

    4.
    SV AND CU President Zia greets and sits with Gambian External Affairs Minister Kiti Jabang (2 shots)
    1.13

    5.
    GV Delegates seated in conference hall
    1.17

    6.
    CU Assistant Secretary General Qasim Zuhairi of Morocco speaking in Arabic
    1.23

    7.
    GV Delegates seated
    1.26

    8.
    SV Iranian Foreign Minister Sadeq Qotbzadeh seated at press conference
    1.31

    9.
    CU Qotbzadeh speaking in English
    2.11


    QOTBZADEH: "So it is in this line that we are pursuing our search, and in that line, any front that is going to be made is going to be effective. But, for a beginning, we have already suggested a boycott of the friends of Israel economically by the various countries -- Islamic countries. And we hope such a resolution will be adopted and acted upon, and we will see the results (indistinct)."





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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Moslem world has been urged to break diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union and Afghanistan. The call was made by Afghan guerrilla leaders at the Islamic Foreign Ministers Conference in Islamabad. The conference has been making intensive efforts to reach agreement on ways to secure the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan. The Afghan rebels have been allowed to address the political committee of the conference, despite the reservations of pro-Soviet Arab states.

    SYNOPSIS: The Afghanistan crisis, and the issue of the American hostages in Iran, have been the crucial topics discussed by the delegates in Islamabad. The forty-nation movement had already shown its condemnation of the Soviet military intervention by suspending Afghanistan's membership. And Iran has shown its opposition to the Soviet-backed Kabul Government by including Afghan insurgent leaders in its delegation to the conference.

    Pakistan's President Zia Ul-Haq, who is seen getting Bahrain's Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Mubarik Al Khalifa, wants a fresh initiative to help reach a comprehensive settlement to the crisis. Pakistan has provided a sanctuary for Afghan insurgents among the seven hundred thousand refugees who have spilled across Pakistan's border.

    President Zia, who also met Gambia's Foreign Minister Kiti Jabang, has said the situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated since the conference discussed the issue last January. The initiatives now being considered include a suggestion that a ministerial delegation negotiate directly with Moscow, and a call for an international conference.

    Another problem discussed here was the issue of Palestinian autonomy. And the movement's Secretary-General, Qasim Zuhairi, said the United Nations should impose sanctions in Israel if it strengthens its hold on Jerusalem.

    Iran's Foreign Minister, Sadeq Qotbzadeh, reiterated the call for sanctions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1Y0OV725NJO8YE0OULEIAZ0FP
    Media URN:
    VLVA1Y0OV725NJO8YE0OULEIAZ0FP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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