• Short Summary

    The United Nations Security Council formally welcomed on Tuesday (28 May) the agreement reached between Iraq and Iran on their border dispute.

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    The United Nations Security Council formally welcomed on Tuesday (28 May) the agreement reached between Iraq and Iran on their border dispute.

    The dispute came to the United Nations after heavy fighting between Iraq and Iran near their borders in February. Both countries accused each other of aggression at the United Nation.

    A Special United Nations Emissary, former Mexican ambassador Luis Wreckmann-Munoz acted as mediator during the negotiations for an agreement.

    Tuesday's Security Council resolution reexpressed the hope that Iraq and Iran would implement the agreement as soon as possible.

    The People's Republic of China wa the only one of the fifteen Security Council countries to disassociate itself from the resolution. Chinese Ambassador Chuang Yan said the U.N. ought not to intervene in border questions.

    Under the agreement Iraq and Iran pledged to observe a ceasefire and withdraw their troops at the border promptly and simultaneously.

    February's trouble started when Iran accused Iraq of an attack on border posts in which it claimed 41 Iranian frontier guards were killed and another 81 injured.

    The film includes remarks by Security Council President Kenyan ambassador Mr. Maina; Iranian ambassador Fereydoun Moveyad speaking in French and Iraqui ambassador Talib El-Shibib speaking in English.

    A transcript of the remarks in English follows. A translation of the Iranian ambassador's comments in included in the commentary.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAW8YO1500AZ4QRQQ8MM10O54E
    Media URN:
    VLVAAW8YO1500AZ4QRQQ8MM10O54E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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