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    The United Nations Security Council heard speeches by delegates of Japan and FRETILIN (Revolutionary Front For the Independence of East Timor) on Thursday (15 April) as part of its debate on the crisis over East Timor.

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    The United Nations Security Council heard speeches by delegates of Japan and FRETILIN (Revolutionary Front For the Independence of East Timor) on Thursday (15 April) as part of its debate on the crisis over East Timor.

    The main issue before the council is East Timor's integration with Indonesia. It has been in a state of turmoil since last August when there was a coup d'etat by one group and then a counter-coup by another. Since then there has been continual fighting, and the Portuguese, who still do not formally recognize the territory's independence, retired to an offshore island, unable to control the situation.

    The Provisional Government in Dili, was able to drive Fretilin, the left-wing movement, out of the main population centres with Indonesia military aid.

    In a resolution last December, the Security Council called on the Indonesians to withdraw from East Timor. Fretilin representative, Jose Ramos Hortas, claims there are still 30.000 troops in East Timor.

    Japan's representative, Mr. Masao Kanazawa, called upon Indonesia to withdraw form the area immediately so the people could exercise their right to self-determination.

    (This report is serviced with sound extracts from speeches by Mr. Kanazawa and Mr. Horta. Transcripts appear below.)
    SYNOPSIS: The Security Council debate on the crisis over East Timor continued at the United Nations on Thursday, with speeches by a representative of the country's left-wing movement, Fretilin, and the Japanese delegation.

    For Japan, Masao Kanazawa said Indonesia must withdraw form East Timor immediately.

    Fretilin's Jose Ramos Hortas said a large number of Indonesian troops remained.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2A14N7CPH8WFF1TYQPPZA44RK
    Media URN:
    VLVA2A14N7CPH8WFF1TYQPPZA44RK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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