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    The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), addressing the U.N. Security Council in New York on Monday?

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    The Palestine Liberation Organisation has addressed the United Nations Security Council in New York in the Middle East debate. The full story from NBC reporter Richard Hunt.


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    GV Police removing unexploded bombs (2 shots)
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    GV UN Security Council meeting
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    Delegate seated left of Waldheim
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    Ambassador Moynihan speaking SOF IN: The representatives ....
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    SOF OUT: .... of this Council."


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    Delegates taking vote (3 shots)
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    GV Moynihan with raised hand
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    PLO delegate SOF IN: "Our people ....
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    SOF OUT: .... of Palestine.:"



    The Palestine Liberation Organisation has addressed the United Nations Security Council in New York in the Middle East debate. The full story from NBC reporter Richard Hunt.



    HUNT: "This morning, a bomb scare added to the tight security surrounding the U.N. debate. A short distance from the U.N. library Police found a bag containing three bombs ... one timed to go off an hour before the debate was due to begin. Police removed them and there was no explosion. When the Council met, the United states objected to seating representatives of the Palestine Liberation Organisation. Ambassador Daniel Moynihan said it would obstruct peace."



    AMBASSADOR MOYNIHAN: "The representatives of the Palestine Liberation Organisation have repeatedly told the General Assembly of their hostility to a systematic negotiation and their hostility for the work of this Council."



    HUNT: "When it came to a vote, the United States was badly outnumbered. Eleven Council members voted yes, three nations abstained and only the United States voted no. But the Palestinians had won a seat for the Middle East debate. Ambassador Moynihan's "no" vote was not a veto because a veto does not apply to questions involving the rules of procedure."



    PLO SPOKESMAN FAROUK KADDOUMI: "Our people have been waiting for such a just decision for over 28 years ... during which our people suffered anguish, deprivation, exile and oppression. Your decision, in our view, is a courageous international recognition of the fact that whoever wishes to search for a serious resolution to the Middle East conflict will have to begin with its root and heart which is the question of Palestine."




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    This film is serviced with a commentary by NBC reporter Richard Hunt plus statements by U.S. Ambassador Daniel Moynihan and PLO's Foreign Affairs spokesman Farouk Kaddoumi. Transcript of commentary and statements on next page.
    RICHARD HUNT

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), addressing the U.N. Security Council in New York on Monday night (12 January), demanded U.N. recognition for the "national inalienable rights" of the Palestinians.

    farouk Kaddoumi, the guerilla group's foreign affairs spokesman, told the Council, "our people have one homeland, Palestine, and we struggle for its restoration and the exercise of our historic and inalienable rights on its sacred soil."
    The 15-member Council had earlier voted by eleven to one (the United States) with three abstentions (Britain, France and Italy) to allow PLO participation in its Middle East debate. Israel is boycotting the session in protest.

    The debate opened on Monday (12 January) amid intensified security precautions after the discovery of three pipe bombs near an entrance to UN headquarters.

    The bombs were timed to go of shortly before the start of the debate but Police removed them safely.

    Experts say the bombs could have caused serious damage within a 50-foot (15-metre) radius.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1LENSB34UEGSHUQHYM1I7TW5T
    Media URN:
    VLVA1LENSB34UEGSHUQHYM1I7TW5T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1976
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
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