• Short Summary

    The United Nations General Assembly has endorsed a resolution condemning hijackings adopted by its special political committee.

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    The United Nations General Assembly has endorsed a resolution condemning hijackings adopted by its special political committee. The endorsement came on Thursday (3 November), and the Assembly appealed to all countries to adhere to three existing international treaties designed to curb interference with commercial aviation.

    SYNOPSIS: The Assembly's President Lazar Mojsov of Yugoslavia declared the resolution endorsed by consensus. It had been included on the Assembly's agenda after airline pilots threatened to strike in protest at the recent hijacking of a Lufthansa jet. A number of amendments were included to accommodate Arab, Africa and other third world delegates. They, and Communist representatives, stressed that nothing should be included that might hamper what they regard as liberation movements. Cuba's delegate, Ricardo Alarcon de Quesado, said the condemnation was often discriminatory and selective.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAXBVH38PTCUYNY8BKBP0C1BUW
    Media URN:
    VLVAXBVH38PTCUYNY8BKBP0C1BUW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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