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US Embassy in Islamabad attacked

Title
US Embassy in Islamabad attacked
Genre
News report; Press conference
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1979
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Duration
00:01:24
Description
A report claiming the USA had bombed a temple in Mecca has led to a riot at the US Embassy in Islamabad, during which a US marine was shot. US State Department spokesman Hodding Carter III denies rumours of the attack, and thanks the Pakistani authorities for doing their best. The remaining 49 American hostages in Iran have been threatened with death should the USA attempt military intervention. America may bomb Iranian air force bases if anything happens to the hostages. The reporter is Andrew Manderstam.
Contributors
Andrew Manderstam; Hodding Carter III
Keywords
USA; Iran; Armed forces; Embassies and consulates; International relations; Pakistan; Jimmy Carter; Hostages; US Embassy; Mecca; Diplomats; Military operations; Navy; Iranian revolution (1979); Ruhollah Khomeini; Islamabad

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