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    Iran's unofficial head of State, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, said on Thursday (22 November) that it would not be possible to restrain Moslem militants as have vowed to kill the 49 remaining American hostages in the U.

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    Iran's unofficial head of State, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, said on Thursday (22 November) that it would not be possible to restrain Moslem militants as have vowed to kill the 49 remaining American hostages in the U.S. Embassy in Iran if the United States attacked Iran. Speaking in the Iranian holy city of Qom, the Ayatollah said that if the U.S. attacked "we would not be able to restrain our youth because of an upsurge of their feelings".

    SYNOPSIS: The Ayatollah was speaking to a group of one hundred and twenty officers from Pakistan's armed forces. They were visiting him in Qom after a pilgrimage to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia. he told them: "Carter cannot attack Iran because the world will not let him. If he dopes, our people will fight tooth and nail". Meanwhile, in Teheran human rights campaigner Mr. Sean MacBride, was visiting. NBC's John Hart reports.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE86YM6RT3T8BRJSXBWF68EY98
    Media URN:
    VLVAE86YM6RT3T8BRJSXBWF68EY98
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
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    N/A

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