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    At the United Nations the first world assembly on disarmament since 1932, and the biggest ever, was adjourned on Saturday (1 July) after approving new guidelines for trying to curb the 400 billion-dollar-a-year arms race.

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    1.
    SCU Egyptian delegate, Mr. Hussein Abbas, speaking in English.
    0.40

    2.
    GV Delegates listening. (2 shots)
    0.50

    3.
    SCU Chinese delegate, Ambassador Chen Chu, speaking in Chinese.
    1.30

    4.
    GV Delegates listening. (2 shots)
    1.38


    ABBAS: "Let us not forget that no practical result have emerged and perhaps there will be none because of the wide gaps that separate the different positions of many countries. However we sincerely hope that very soon the world will witness the successful conclusion of the long-awaited SALT talks and that international efforts towards the comprehensive test ban treaty would be fruitful in the very near future."



    LEONARD: "It is essential that each nation plan its peaceful nuclear programme with full consideration for non-proliferation concerns. In the long run this is the best insurance, but all nations will be able to realise the substantial benefits of nuclear energy without increasing the risk of catastrophic nuclear conflict. And with assurance that the prospects for nuclear disarmament will not be endangered."



    MOJJOV: "The assessments, measures and proposals contained in the 129 paragraphs of the final document represent especially in some aspects, important new positions harmonised in the United Nations. I declare closed the tenth special session of the General Assembly."




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    Background: At the United Nations the first world assembly on disarmament since 1932, and the biggest ever, was adjourned on Saturday (1 July) after approving new guidelines for trying to curb the 400 billion-dollar-a-year arms race. Delegates at the 149-nation special session of the General Assembly adopted by consensus a final document containing a programme of act on. However some members expressed reservations during the debate including the Egyptian ambassador, Mr. Hussein Abbas.

    SYNOPSIS: The main achievement of the five and a half week session was the establishment of a new, expanded disarmament committee to carry forward negotiations which reports say have made little progress in the existing 31-nation Geneva conference. The Chinese ambassador, Mr. Chen Chu, directed his comments in the debate to the Soviet Union.

    Mr. Chu said the Soviet Union was trying all its tricks by putting forward suggestions to control nuclear weapons in order to maintain its superiority. He said that it was an easy ploy to see through. The session was described by observers as tense.

    The next speaker was the United States delegate, Mr. James Leonard.

    The debate's chairman, Yugoslavian ambassador Mr. Mojjov, closed the session and said it had been an extremely useful debate.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3CV0VF2E7YTF6G8C18MMBV1WY
    Media URN:
    VLVA3CV0VF2E7YTF6G8C18MMBV1WY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:44:00
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