• Short Summary

    UNITED NATIONS; BAGHDAD, IRAQ; ABADAN AND KHORRAMSHAR,IRAN

    Teheran Radio announced that Iran invaded Iraqi territory late on July 13, with their troops advancing 20 kilometres inside Iraq, and fierce fighting raging round Basra, Iraq's second largest city.

  • Description

    UNITED NATIONS TV:
    1. SCU Iranian ambassador to UN Khorassani speaking (3 shots) 1.14
    IBTE, BAGHDAD:
    2. SV President Saddam Hussein speaking (Arabic SOT) PULL BACK PAN Religious officials listening to speech 1.50
    FILE FOOTAGE:
    3. GV PULL BACK LV Oil tank burning 1.54
    4. LV Oil refineries burning across Shatt al Arab waterway (2 shots) 2.04
    5. (MUTE) GV & SVs Troops fighting in streets of city (7 shots) 2.26
    6. (SOUND) GVs Troops firing artillery and machine guns (3 shots) 2.37
    7. GV PAN Wreckage, dead bodies, discarded equipment (2 shots) 2.49
    TRANSCRIPT FOR SEQUENCE 1: KHORASSANI: "Iraqi is to be punished. We have been defending ourselves without the assistance of the United Nations. The United Nations did not give us any hand, any help in the past 20 months. We have rejected it and we don't want anything from them. If it is an offer, we don't want anything from the. If it is an offer, we don't want it, if it is an order we reject it. We are not going to overthrow the regime of Saddam Hussein. the regime of Saddam Hussein does not need to be overthrown by us when the courageous, good Iraqi people are available, and when the tyranny of Saddam Hussein is over and the Iraqis can manoeuvre. Now they are manoeuvring. so this is what we wish, and we wish the best of success for our Iraqi brothers and sister. But, I should not deny that if we go to Iraq, if we cross the borders the borders, it will definitely have an effect upon the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in the sense that it will probably elevate and promote the morale if the people and more weaken the social and political basis of Saddam Hussein inside the country."
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    Background: UNITED NATIONS; BAGHDAD, IRAQ; ABADAN AND KHORRAMSHAR,IRAN

    Teheran Radio announced that Iran invaded Iraqi territory late on July 13, with their troops advancing 20 kilometres inside Iraq, and fierce fighting raging round Basra, Iraq's second largest city. The radio added that Iranian troops were advancing on objectives elsewhere along the front. Iraq confirmed the invasion, but said enemy forces were 10 kilometres inside the border. The invasion came just after Iran rejected a call by the UN Security Council for a negotiated settlement to the dispute. Iran's UN representative, Dr. Rajai Khorassani, said the United Nations had not helped Iran in the past, so it should not get involved now. An Iranian incursion, he added, would prompt an uprising within Iraq against their President, Saddam Hussein. Meanwhile, in Baghdad the President, speaking to religious leaders from Al Najaf, Babylon and was it, defended Iraqi policies and said he regretted the harmful effects the war would have on the annual pilgrimage to Makkah, the Haj. at first, the Iraqis had several successes in the 22-month war. They invaded the oil producing province of Khuzestan, and Iranian production fell dramatically as first as first Khorramshahr was eventually captured by iraqi troops. Then, gradually the tide turned. Iranian troops pushed the Iraqis out of Khorramshahr and eventually back to the border. The costs of the war have been catastrophic. about 50,000 people hade died, 150,000 wounded and about two million made homeless. Now, with the latest developments these casualties can only increase.

    Source: UNITED NATIONS TELEVISION/IRAQ BROADCASTING AND TELEVISION ESTABLISHMENT/REUTERS LIBRARY

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAO3X8FXG3N29IUWU6C2ZZJGW8
    Media URN:
    VLVAAO3X8FXG3N29IUWU6C2ZZJGW8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:49:00
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    N/A

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