• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: The ripples of the successful release of the United States hostages from Iran kept spreading after they had all been flown to safety.

  • Description

    1.
    SV INTERIOR PULL OUT TO GV President Ronald Reagan talking about hostage released at Inauguration party in Washington
    0.38

    2.
    SV Plains, Georgia. Ex-president Carter arriving at welcome home gathering (2 shots)
    0.53

    3.
    CU Carter speaking
    1.26

    4.
    GV Crowd with signs welcoming hostages' release
    1.28

    5.
    CU Carter speaking at news conference before leaving for airport
    1.41

    6.
    GV United Nations building in New York
    1.44

    7.
    CU United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim speaking
    2.26


    SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)



    SEQ. 1: REAGAN: "We have just learned that the planes have landed in Alegiers, ...fifty... fifty-two...and I just won't call them hostages -- they were prisoners-of-war--that they are all hale and hearty, and are now, and you can imagine their happiness, they are preparing to board the American planes for the last leg of the trip to Wiesbaden."



    SEQ. 3: CARTER: "Just a few minutes, a few moments ago, on Air Force One before we landed at Walter Robbins, I had received word officially, for the first time, that the aircraft carrying the fifty-two American hostages had cleared Iranian air space...on the first leg of a journey home, and that every one of the fifty-two hostages was alive, was well, and free."



    SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)



    SEQ. 5: CARTER: "I think that today, when we are so happy and excited, looking on the positive side of things, it would be better for me not to comment on the Iranians and how they have acted the last 14 months, which I believe is really abominable."



    SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)



    SEQ. 7: WALDHEIM: "The tragic experience of this episode should carry a lesson for the entire world community. The fabric of international relations has been badly stretched by this wanton act, and, over the past year, further weakened by terrorist attacks on diplomats of several countries. The international law involved is clear, consistent, and compelling......



    (WALDHEIM) ....However, as we have too often seen, there have been numerous violations of these laws. I appeal to all members of the world community to further strengthen co-operation to prevent such violations in the future."





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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: The ripples of the successful release of the United States hostages from Iran kept spreading after they had all been flown to safety. President Reagan interrupted festivities at a post-inauguration ball in Washington on Tuesday (20 January) to tell his guests the former captives had arrived in Algeria. Back home in Plains, Georgia, former President Jimmy Carter expressed one terse word -- 'Abominable' -- to describe his feelings about the Iranians. And the United Nations Secretary General, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, urged the world community to ensure than an action like the kidnapping of the Americans in Teheran 14 months ago, could not happen again. First, Mr. Reagan adding to the jubilation of his followers with the latest news.

    SYNOPSIS: President and Mrs. Carter returned to their home town in the American south as soon as the inauguration ceremonies were concluded in Washington. Mr. Carter also had welcome words on the hostages for his fellow citizens and sympathisers.

    Mr. Carter on the Iranians.

    And here's Dr. Waldheim's message on the hostage story.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA78I8EPPWRO5EKL5TZHDV7LRMJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA78I8EPPWRO5EKL5TZHDV7LRMJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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