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    A Libyan delegation visiting Iran has expressed strong support for Iran's Gulf war against the Iraqis.

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    1.
    INTERIOR: SV Libyan Foreign Minister Abdel Al-Obeidi being welcomed by Iranian officials
    0.16

    2.
    SCU Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Akbar Vellayati PULL BACK TO GV
    0.24

    3.
    SCU Obeidi PULL BACK TO GV Libyan delegation seated
    0.33

    4.
    SCU Mullah seated
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    5.
    GV Obeidi and Vellayati seated and talking (2 shots)
    0.46

    6.
    SCU Vellayati seated
    0.49

    7.
    SCU Obeidi speaking (FRENCH SOT)
    1.14




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    Background: A Libyan delegation visiting Iran has expressed strong support for Iran's Gulf war against the Iraqis. Libyan Foreign Minister Abdel Ati Al-Obeidi led the 10-man delegation in its meeting on December 7 with Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Ali Akbar Vellayati and Ayatollah Husseinali Montazeri. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen political, economic, cultural and military ties between the two countries. The Libyan foreign minister said his country felt that the punishment Iraq's government deserved was to be overthrown . Mr Al-Obeidi said the aim of what he called the Iraqi-imposed war was to prevent the Islamic revolution from spreading outside the Iranian border. However, he said the forces of Iraq's President Saddam Hussein would be unable to withstand any new offensive from Iran. He said the Iraq people had reached a state of hatred and disgust with their government, and were prepared to rid themselves as soon as possible of the domination of President Hussein, whom he called an infidel. Mr Al-Obeidi said Libya totally supported Iran in its war and in its efforts in countering conspiracies by reactionary Arab rulers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2HOIYF0PTGR0NIQQT9DPK9CUV
    Media URN:
    VLVA2HOIYF0PTGR0NIQQT9DPK9CUV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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