An American couple whose son is one of the hostages at the United States embassy in Teheran, Iran on Wednesday (16 April) spent their second day in Paris, France waiting for visas to enter Iran.
SV (Left to right) Mr. Kenneth Timms, Lawyer, Mrs Barbara Timms speaking in English ZOOM INTO CU Mrs Timms speaking to reporters PAN TO Mr Timms answering reporter's questions PULL BACK TO SV Mr and Mrs Timms and Lawyer.
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 1: MEUNIER: "Mr and Mrs Timms, could you please tell us the purpose of your visit in Paris?"
MRS BARBARA TIMMS: "We are here to try to obtain a visa to Iran, so we could have the opportunity to speak to the students and hopefully to see our son."
MEUNIER: "Have you made already some contacts with the Iranian Embassy in Paris?"
MRS TIMMS: "With the ... Yes."
MRS TIMMS: "I spoke with one of the students at the Embassy just a couple of hours ago, and he told me that if I come to Teheran that he would be glad to speak with me. He also told me that they would issue a statement as to what the conditions would be for the families to meet with the hostages. At this point we are waiting word on what those conditions would be. Kevin is a marine security guard."
MEUNIER: "How long has he been in the Marine Corps."
MRS TIMMS: "Kevin has been in the Marine Corps two and a half years. He's twenty years old and he's been in Teheran since the middle of August."
MEUNIER: "Was this his first assignment out of the United States?"
MRS TIMMS: "Why don't you answer that?"
MRS TIMMS: "No that was not the first assignment out of the United States, he was assigned in Japan for thirteen months and then he came back to the United States and went to Embassy training school as a security guard and this was his first assignment as a security guard."
MEUNIER: "Can you tell us what you do think what be the next days for you Ms Timms?"
MR TIMMS: "Excuse me, what ...?"
MEUNIER: "What will be the next days?"
MR TIMMS: "What will happen in the next few days ... tomorrow?"
MR TIMMS: "We will only know that if we are issued a visa or we will most certainly be here waiting for the statement from the students either tonight or tomorrow morning."
MEUNIER: "You except this statement shortly?"
MR TIMMS: "We definitely do. We think they are people of their word and are human beings and they said they would make the statement this evening or tomorrow and we trust in their judgement to do that."
REPORTER: MICHAEL MEUNIER
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Background: An American couple whose son is one of the hostages at the United States embassy in Teheran, Iran on Wednesday (16 April) spent their second day in Paris, France waiting for visas to enter Iran. Mr and Mrs Kenneth Timms arrived in Paris on Tuesday (15 April) and their first attempt to see the Iranian Ambassador was unsuccessful. Now they have applied for visas and they are hoping they will be granted so they can visit their son, Marine Kevin Hermaning. On Wednesday (16 April) they discussed their plans with Visnews reporter Michel Meunier.