Foreign Ministers of the United States, Britain, Iran and Turkey, and Pakistan's adviser on foreign affairs, met in London on Wednesday for the 25th session of the Ministerial Council of CENTO -- the Central Treaty Organisation.
GV Lancaster House
GV INT Ministers pose for camera, then walk to seats ZOOM IN TO Secretary General Kamuran Gurun PAN TO Dr. Owen and Cyrus Vance
SV Gurun speaking and newsmen taking notes
CU Vance (SILENT)
SV Prof. Okcun (Turkey) (SILENT)
CU Dr. Abbas Ali Khalatbary (Iran) speaking
GV/CU Demonstrators protesting outside against Shah of Iran
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: GURAN: "Ladies and Gentlemen, today we are going into conference to consider over the next two days how these allies can best continue to contribute to the economic, social, and cultural advancement of the peoples of our member countries. I put it that way because, although CENTO is known as a military alliance, we all recognise that political and military strength is not an end in itself. It is simply a means of ensuring the security and stability of the region in which we live."
SEQ. 6: KHALATBARY: "Threats to peace and security in our region continue to exist in various forms. They manifest themselves in direct and indirect subversive activities. We are determined to meet these threats in whatever form necessary. In fact, as long as these conditions continue, we are compelled and determined to provide for our security and remain vigilant."
In his address, U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance gave a strong warning to the Soviet Union over its role in the Horn of Africa -- only hours before flying to Moscow. He said the presence of large numbers of Soviet and Cuban troops in the Horn did not promote stability.
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Background: Foreign Ministers of the United States, Britain, Iran and Turkey, and Pakistan's adviser on foreign affairs, met in London on Wednesday for the 25th session of the Ministerial Council of CENTO -- the Central Treaty Organisation.
SYNOPSIS: The four member-nations of CENTO met in Lancaster House...the United States is not a signatory, although it takes part in all the Organisation's activities and is a member of all its committees.. In his opening address to the meeting, Secretary-General Kamuran Gurun, preferred to consider the non-military aspects of CENTO...and the advancement of the people of member-countries within the orbit of the Organisation's security shield.
Another to speak was Iran's Foreign Minister, Dr. Abbas Ali Khalatbary.
While Dr. khalatbary was speaking, Iranian students protested outside Lancaster House against what they called the "fascist regime" of the Shah.....and dubbing CENTO imperialist and anti-revolutionary.