• Short Summary

    Iran and Iraq exchanged charges of aggression before the United Nations Security Council on Friday (15 February).

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    Iran and Iraq exchanged charges of aggression before the United Nations Security Council on Friday (15 February).

    However, neither country proposed any remedy to the longstanding border disputed between their two nations.

    The special Security Council meeting was held at the instigation of Iraq which complained of Iranian aggression.

    Aggression the Security Council, Iraq's representative, Mr. Talib El-Shibib, accused Iran of launching premeditated attacks on his county, killing forty four people. Iranian troops were continuing their attacks and Iranian aircraft were violating Iraq's airspace, he said.

    Iran's Ambassador, Mr. Fereydoun Hoveyda, claimed his government had left the door open to negotiations. He said Iran was seeking not a confrontation but direct negotiations bases on international law and justice.

    The Security Council adjourned without taking any action. A transcript of Mr. El-Shibib's comments follows.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA91DSFYKGDV9XA0OOWELLXORAP
    Media URN:
    VLVA91DSFYKGDV9XA0OOWELLXORAP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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