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Iranian embassy siege

Title
Iranian embassy siege
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1980
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Duration
00:02:28
Description
Interview on handling of the end of the siege and security in foreign embassies in the UK, following the Iranian embassy siege in London. Also on threat by Libyan leader Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi to Libyan exiles in London. Male speaker not identified, poss. Merlyn Rees, Labour home affairs spokesman. Male interviewer not identified (poss. Peter Spencer?).
Contributors
Peter Spencer?; Merlyn Rees?
Keywords
Iran; Middle East; London; Terrorism; UK; Exiles; Embassies and consulates; Hostages; Embassy buildings; Security; Security measures; Muammar al-Gaddafi; Libya; Sieges; Personal safety; Arabs; Political leaders

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