• Short Summary

    After clashes between the United States and Soviet delegates, and a general condemnation by The people's Republic of China, the United Nations Security Council on Saturday (27 October) voted to send a peace-keeping force to the Middle East.

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    After clashes between the United States and Soviet delegates, and a general condemnation by The people's Republic of China, the United Nations Security Council on Saturday (27 October) voted to send a peace-keeping force to the Middle East.

    The resolution exempted the council's permanent members -- the U.S., U.S.S.R., France, United Kingdom, and China -- from contributing troops tot he 7,000-member force. The final vote was 14 to none -- with The people's Republic of China refusing to participate.

    Mr. Chuang Yen, Deputy Chief of the Chinese delegation, opposed the peace-keeping operation, saying it would pave the way to further intervention by the Super-Powers.

    The U.S. and U.S.S.R. clashed over the inclusion of troops from eastern Europe. The final Resolution says that contingents will be selected "bearing in mind the accepted principle of equitable geographical representation."
    In this background, U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim began the delicate task of recruiting an additional 6,000 troops. The first 600 men -- from the Finnish and Swedish contingents on Cyprus -- arrived in Cairo on Saturday night.

    Mr. Waldheim's report said the expenses of the force were estimated to be GBP 12 million sterling ($30 million dollars) for the first six months

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    Film ID:
    VLVADQBCSOAGH9J7BYBRHKQ8BII1S
    Media URN:
    VLVADQBCSOAGH9J7BYBRHKQ8BII1S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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