• Short Summary

    The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday (4 December) agreed unanimously to call on the Iranian government to release the American hostages being held in the United States Embassy in Teheran.

  • Description

    The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday (4 December) agreed unanimously to call on the Iranian government to release the American hostages being held in the United States Embassy in Teheran. The decision came in the thirtieth day of the embassy occupation. The fifteen nations council also urged the governments of Iran and the United States "to exercise the utmost restraint in the prevailing situation". It was a clear reference to threat from the United States to implement its right to self-defence if the Iranians go ahead and try the hostages on charges of espionage.

    SYNOPSIS: China's delegate at the Security Council, Chen Chu announced that the final vote on the resolution aimed to defuse the Iranian situation would be taken. According to a western source the United states was objecting to a text circulated the night before which didn't mention its right to self-defence. But the dispute was settled and the resolution adopted unanimously.

    United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim and the United States Ambassador donald McHenry both said they hoped Iran would comply with the decision as soon as possible.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8MBT4ILNSDT24TU7XCDX8CGKA
    Media URN:
    VLVA8MBT4ILNSDT24TU7XCDX8CGKA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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