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    Three telephoned bomb threats saw the introduction of even tighter security restrictions at the United Nations Headquarters on Wednesday (14 January) as the Security Council debate on the Middle East continued.

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    Three telephoned bomb threats saw the introduction of even tighter security restrictions at the United Nations Headquarters on Wednesday (14 January) as the Security Council debate on the Middle East continued.

    The debate was held up for over an hour while U.N. guards searched the council chamber, but the bomb calls turned out to be hoaxes.

    U.S. Ambassador Daniel Moynihan expressed regret about the incidents and pledged the full support of American authorities to counter the bomb threat campaign.

    A. U.N. spokesman said the headquarters would remain closed to the public for the duration of the Middle East debate, which is expected to last for at least another tend days.

    All internal mail deliveries have been delayed while officials use detection equipment to check each letter and parcel.

    After the bomb check, the debate resumed with the French Ambassador, Louis De Guiringaud, becoming the first of the permanent members of the Council to speak on the concrete issues of the Middle East.

    He said a number of European countries planned to offer proposals in the future for guaranteeing a Middle East peace settlement, without elaborating further.

    He also called for genuine negotiations between the concerned parties and expressed regret at Israel's boycott of the debate.

    M. Guiringaud added that no settlement would be just and durable "without taking the Palestinian problem into account."
    He said the Palestinians had a "legitimate yearning to possess a homeland like all other peoples."
    The Qatar Ambassador, Jasmin Yousif Jamal, said the Security Council had achieved very little toward solving the Middle East question in almost three decades of debate.

    He said the results of debate were well known: "An increased Zionist expansion, disregard of the world public opinion, unprecedented acts of aggression by Israeli officials against the Arab and Palestinian people."
    SYNOPSIS: A series of telephone bomb threats disrupted the U.N. Security Council's Middle East debate on Wednesday.

    U.N. guards kept the delegations waiting while they search the Council chamber.

    However, The calls turned out to be hoaxes.

    The threats have caused even tighter security precautions at the United Nations Headquarters.

    The building will remain closed to the public for the duration of the Middle East Debate...which is expected to last for at least another ten days.

    All internal mail deliveries have been delayed while officials use detection equipment to check each letter and parcel.

    After an hour's delay on Wednesday, the debate finally Resumed. french Ambassador, Louis De Guiringaud, was the first of the permanent Security Council members to speak.

    He said a number of European countries planned to offer proposals for guaranteeing a Middle East peace settlement, without elaborating further. He also called for genuine negotiations between the parties concerned and expressed regret at Israel's boycott of the debate.

    M. Guiringaud added that no settlement could be just and durable "without taking the Palestinian problem into Account." He said the Palestinians had a "legitimate yearning to possess a homeland like all other peoples."
    The Qatar Ambassador, Jasmin Yousif Jamal, then spoke and attacked the Council for the results it has achieved on the Middle East question so far.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA7PCB9RAQXCUDFLPKYLTTWZTQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAA7PCB9RAQXCUDFLPKYLTTWZTQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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