• Short Summary

    The Soviet Ambassador to the United Nations, Anatoy Dobrynin, was jeered by Jewish demonstrators on Monday (12 November) as he took the rostrum at a New York businessmen's function.

  • Description

    The Soviet Ambassador to the United Nations, Anatoy Dobrynin, was jeered by Jewish demonstrators on Monday (12 November) as he took the rostrum at a New York businessmen's function. As Mr. Dobrynin began to speak, several young men at the back of the room stood and should "Go Home, Russian pig". After a brief struggle they were thrown out.

    Mr. Dobrynin appeared unruffled, and after remaking that it was sometimes not so easy to be an Ambassador in the United States, he continued with his prepared address to the Trade Council.

    In the plush surroundings of the ballroom of one of America's most famous hotels, the Waldorf-Astoria, Mr. Dobrynin made a plea for 'most-favoured-nation' status for his country with the United States. Along with political detente, he said, must come trade detente.

    President Nixon is anxious to gain most favoured nation status for the Soviet Union, but Congress has steadfastly opposed granting it until the Soviet Union allows its Jewish citizen to emigrate freely to Israel.

    This freedom is one of the causes most dear to the Jewish Defence League to which the demonstrators belong.

    SYNOPSIS: In the plush surroundings of New York's famous Waldorf-Astoria hotel, U.S. businessmen waited on Monday for the Soviet Ambassador to the United Nations, Anatoly Dobrynin to begin his address. Several young Jewish demonstrators were also waiting.

    After a brief struggle, the demonstrators - members of the Jewish Defence League were thrown out.

    Apparently unruffled, Mr. Dobrynin continued his prepared speech, after remarking that it was sometimes not easy to be an Ambassador in the United States.

    Then another plea for most favoured nation status for the Soviet Union.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE8V8HS0SPOSAEDYICVII3DU04
    Media URN:
    VLVAE8V8HS0SPOSAEDYICVII3DU04
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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