• Short Summary

    The United States is lobbying its 14 fellow-members of the Security Council in an effort to gain support for American proposals to impose sanctions against Iran.

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    The United States is lobbying its 14 fellow-members of the Security Council in an effort to gain support for American proposals to impose sanctions against Iran. But two of the American clergymen who visited the hostages held at the United States embassy in Teheran say the American people refuse to see all the issues involved in the crisis.

    SYNOPSIS: There wasn't the usual huge crowd outside the American embassy on Wednesday (26 December), but with the siege coming up to its third month there appear to be fewer and fewer ways out of the stalemate. The students holding the embassy staff still insist the hostages will have to stand trial for espionage. The United States on the other hand is looking for nine votes in the Security Council to get the sanctions resolution passed. Political observers believe it almost impossible for the United States to find the necessary support. Meanwhile two of the American clergymen who visited the hostages over Christmas, the Reverend William Sloane Coffin and Bishop Thomas Gumbleton claim there has been little effort in America to see the whole situation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEH3U7DDCY9CMY4CIZL89J9E1E
    Media URN:
    VLVAEH3U7DDCY9CMY4CIZL89J9E1E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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