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UN calls for release of Iran hostages

Title
UN calls for release of Iran hostages
Genre
News report; Press conference; Speech
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1979
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Duration
00:02:34
Description
The UN Security Council has issued a resolution calling for the immediate release of the US diplomats being held hostage in Iran. US President Jimmy Carter has cancelled a visit to Canada. Hostage Bruce Laingen has been able to make contact with the revolutionary government. US State Department chief spokesman Hodding Carter III says people are engaged in diplomatic activities, but that he has no idea when the hostages will be released. The Palestinian Liberation Organization is still the only one likely to be able to negotiate, but in exchange it would want recognition by the USA. President Carter met relatives and friends of the hostages. One of the relatives (an unidentified male) asks for peaceful ways in which to show support. Americans and pro-Ayatollah Iranian students are protesting against and for Iran in the USA. The reporter is Andrew Manderstam.
Contributors
Andrew Manderstam; Hodding Carter III
Keywords
USA; Iran; Embassies and consulates; PLO; International relations; Jimmy Carter; Hostages; US Embassy; Diplomats; Family; Iranian revolution (1979); Ruhollah Khomeini; UN Security Council; Bruce Laingen

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