• Short Summary

    In Iran, demonstrators marched through the streets of the capital, Teheran, on Friday (8 June) to protest against an alleged Iraqi air raid earlier in the week on a border village.

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    In Iran, demonstrators marched through the streets of the capital, Teheran, on Friday (8 June) to protest against an alleged Iraqi air raid earlier in the week on a border village.

    SYNOPSIS: The crowd, carrying banners featuring the Ayatollah Khomeini, was about 4,000 strong, and they marched in procession towards the Iraqi Embassy in Teheran.

    According to the Iranian government, Iraqi aircraft bombed three villages in a Kurdish area of Iran's western Azerbaijan province last Monday (4 June)...killing six people. The border area has been tense since earlier this month, after fighting in the town of Khorramshahr between Iranian Arabs and Persian militia. Iran has accused Iraq of smuggling arms to Iranian-Arab minority groups, who are seeking self-rule.

    Outside the Iraqi Embassy the crowd called on Iraqis to rise against their own government and stage an Islamic revolution. The resolution condemned the alleged bombings of Iranian villages and warned the Iraq government they could the expect the same fate as the Shah of iran. The revolutionary government in Iran says it has protested to Iraq about the air raids. It accuses Iraq of moving troops to the border And there have been reports from Iran that Iraqi border guards opened fire on an Iranian patrol on Thursday (7 June) night. After passing their resolution the demonstrators dispersed peacefully. Two Iranian revolutionary guards were posted outside the Iraqi Embassy. There was no violence.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6RSPSJGPFMH10GTG4ELUKTNIS
    Media URN:
    VLVA6RSPSJGPFMH10GTG4ELUKTNIS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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