Following two days of debate on the Iranian crisis members of the United Nations Security Council are working on a resolution that is expected to be put to a formal vote.
Following two days of debate on the Iranian crisis members of the United Nations Security Council are working on a resolution that is expected to be put to a formal vote. A total of 28 members and non members of the Security Council spoke during the two days and all agreed that the traditional rights and protection extended to diplomatic personnel and premises must be respected.
SYNOPSIS: With delegates and United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim seated one of the first to speak was United States Ambassador Donald McHenry.
Later the French delegate Mr Jacques Leprett spoke.
Mr Leprette called for the safe return, in accordance with international law, of the fifty hostages still being held in the United States Embassy in Teheran.
Then came the Soviet ambassador, Mr. Oleg Troyanovsky.
Mr Troyanovsky said that the Soviet Union, along with other members of the security Council would also support a resolution calling for the release of the hostages and their safe return to the United States. He restated the importance of the need for diplomatic personnel to be protected. One of the non members to speak on the second day of the special sitting was the Egyptian Ambassador Mr Ahmed Abdel Meduid.