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    United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim called on Tuesday (12 September) for the General Assembly to take formal action against terrorism, declaring that the United Nations "cannot be a mute spectator" to increasing violence.

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    CU Waldheim speaking: SOF STARTS: "I as Secretary General......." SOF ENDS: "....important people."
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    KURT WALDHEIM: As the Secretary general of the organisation, I am deeply worried about this development. It is extremely serious and it is for this reason that I decided on my own, I want to stress this, to put this question of terrorism and acts of violence on the agenda of the next General Assembly. I think that the United Nations cannot be only a spectator of this development and that it is our duty to deal with it and to try to take adequate measures by the Assembly to prevent acts of violence against innocent people in the future. I want to stress that this item should cover this aspect in general which does not refer to specific act of violence, it refers, and should cove all acts of violence and terrorism against innocent people.




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    Background: United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim called on Tuesday (12 September) for the General Assembly to take formal action against terrorism, declaring that the United Nations "cannot be a mute spectator" to increasing violence.

    Mr. Waldheim made his comments at his annual news conference, before the opening of the 27th General Assembly which convenes on Tuesday (19 September).

    Mr. Waldheim acknowledged that his proposal against terrorism will face difficulties in the General Assembly. But, he said that it was up to the 132-nation assembly to find the measures to deal with the abduction and killing of diplomats, and the increasing acts of violence in the world.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA6VZVSOQ3LTCGAP39ZO7WUKXM
    Media URN:
    VLVAA6VZVSOQ3LTCGAP39ZO7WUKXM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
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