United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim visited the United Nations camp on the edge of the buffer zone between the Syrian and Israeli Armies, in the Golan Heights on Tuesday (26 November).
GV UN trucks at UN post in Golan Heights
SV Waldheim walks through camp with UN officers (3 shots)
CU Waldheim speaks
WALDHEIM: "It is my expectation that the mandate will be renewed. As you know, I had extensive talks on this subject yesterday with President Assad and Mr. Khaddam, and in the light of these discussions, I expect the mandate will be renewed."
REPORTER: "If the United Nations should leave, do you think war will break out again?"
WALDHEIM: "Well, it is evident that if we are giving up the buffer zone, tension will grow and the danger of war will increase. There can be no doubt about this. The refore I attach so much importance that we continue with our peace-keeping operation here in the Middle East in general."
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Background: United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim visited the United Nations camp on the edge of the buffer zone between the Syrian and Israeli Armies, in the Golan Heights on Tuesday (26 November).
During the tour, he told newsmen he was confident that Syria would agree to keep the United Nations Peace-keeping force on the Golan Heights front for another six months. Some of his statements on film are transcribed below.