At the United Nations on Tuesday, Secretary-General Dr Kurt Waldheim said the use of force could not solve the oil problem and would create a very dangerous situation for the whole world.
SV African newsmen asking question at Waldheim's news conference
SV Waldheim speaks:
TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 2:) WALDHEIM: "My view is that this problem has to be solved peacefully and not through the use of force. i am convinced that the use of force cannot solve this problem and would create a very dangerous situation not only in regard to the area immediately concerned, but also for the would as a whole. So i do express my sincere hope that this problem will be solved not through confrontation but through Co-operation."
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This film includes Dr Waldheim's answer to a question regarding the reports.
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Background: At the United Nations on Tuesday, Secretary-General Dr Kurt Waldheim said the use of force could not solve the oil problem and would create a very dangerous situation for the whole world.
Dr Waldheim was replying to a question on reports of the possibility of the United States using force to take over oil fields in the Middle East.
It was reported that the United States Secretary of State Dr Henry Kissinger had warned that force may be used to take over Arab oil resources if western countries faced economic strangulation. At his first news conference this year, Dr Waldheim said he had regular contacts with Dr Kissinger, but refused to say whether he had told Dr Kissinger that he object to his warning.