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John Major’s maiden speech to UN

Title
John Major’s maiden speech to UN
Genre
News report; Speech
TX Date
27 Sep 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:03:09
Description
Nick Peters reports on the maiden speech by UK Foreign Secretary, John Major, to the United Nations in New York. He told delegates that Britain will provide a range of measures to help in the growing war against drugs. Royal Navy vessels are to be sent to Colombia to help fight the country’s drug barons. He also used his speech to draw attention to the hostages held in the Lebanon. Includes excerpts from speech.
Contributors
Nick Peters; John Major
Keywords
Crime; UK; Great Britain; UN; Illegal drugs; Speeches; Politicians; Foreign aid; Cabinet ministers; John Major; Colombia

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