• Short Summary

    Icelandic Foreign Minister Mr Einar Agustsson devoted his entire speech in the continued United Nations General Assembly world affairs on Friday (September 29) to his country's dispute with Britain over fishing limits.

  • Description

    Icelandic Foreign Minister Mr Einar Agustsson devoted his entire speech in the continued United Nations General Assembly world affairs on Friday (September 29) to his country's dispute with Britain over fishing limits. He accused Britain of violating Icelandic laws by fishing inside its 50-mile (80-kilometre) limit, and defended the declaration of the new limit on September 1 this year as a matter of 'life and death' to his country.

    Replying, Deputy British Ambassador Mr Kenneth Jamieson said his government could not accept Iceland's arguments, but did not wish to present any lengthy counter-arguments that might prejudice continuing talks between the governments, or a case on the dispute already before the International Court of Justice, at the Hague.

    British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home was scheduled to most with Mr Agustsson in New York later. From the seas around Iceland, meanwhile, reports continued to come in of incidents between British trawlers and Icelandic gunboats.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAZLALJZ9743YHIBJG6CSVJAOO
    Media URN:
    VLVAAZLALJZ9743YHIBJG6CSVJAOO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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