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Iranian crisis overshadowed by embassy attack in Pakistan

Title
Iranian crisis overshadowed by embassy attack in Pakistan
Genre
News report
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1979
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Duration
00:03:54
Description
Demonstrators in Pakistan decided to take over the US Embassy after Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini issued a statement saying an attack on Mecca had been the Americans’ fault. The Saudi Arabian Ambassador in Washington has said that the terrorist attack was caused by religious fanatics. The Soviet Union has requested the release of the remaining American hostages being held in Iran. The hostages who have already been released will be arriving home in time for Thanksgiving. The reporter is Andrew Manderstam.
Contributors
Andrew Manderstam
Keywords
USA; Iran; Armed forces; Embassies and consulates; USSR; International relations; Pakistan; Jimmy Carter; Hostages; US Embassy; Saudi Arabia; Mecca; Diplomats; Military operations; Iranian revolution (1979); Ruhollah Khomeini; Islamabad

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