• Short Summary

    Iranian leaders continue to express defiance of economic sanctions imposed against their country by Europe and Japan - sanctions that have led to long queues outside several embassies in Teheran wait for visas to travel.

  • Description

    1.
    GV AND SV: Fedayeen demonstrators' rally at Teheran University (2 shots)
    0.13

    2.
    GV: Fedayeen demonstrators with fists raised, chanting
    0.19

    3.
    GV: Pre-Khomeini demonstrators with placards
    0.30

    4.
    SV AND GV: Fedayeen speaker being applauded by crowd. (2 shots)
    0.42

    5.
    GV AND SV: Crowds outside Indian Embassy, trying to get Visas (3 shots)
    1.01

    6.
    GV AND SV: Crowds outside front of West German Embassy. (4 shots)
    1.18

    7.
    GV: British Embassy compound
    1.23

    8.
    CU: British Embassy Consulate Office sign, PULL BACK TO large crowd outside, queueing for visas. (6 shots)
    1.55




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    Background: Iranian leaders continue to express defiance of economic sanctions imposed against their country by Europe and Japan - sanctions that have led to long queues outside several embassies in Teheran wait for visas to travel. The leaders' defiant front to the world is being reinforced at home by efforts to prevent signs of internal dissension.

    SYNOPSIS: All but government-approved demonstrations are now banned, but on Monday (19 May) members of the Paykar extremist group of the Fedayeen challenged the ruling. The rally at Teheran University by the leftwing group had scarcely started, however, before pro-Khomeini demonstrators disrupted the meeting with heckling.

    Fedayeen speakers sought to remind their audience of group's role in ousting the Shah - but the heckling continued, and camera crews were not allowed to film more.

    Elsewhere in Teheran, long queues formed outside several embassies as overseas sanctions against Iran began to take effect. For the first time in some years, Iranians wishing to travel to Europe and several other parts of the world must now obtain visas.

    The West German embassy in Teheran is one of several unable to cope with the heavy demand of inquiries and Iranians are now being advised to travel anyway and take the risk of being either admitted or turned away at border posts.

    Britain is reported to have sent extra staff members to her embassy to deal with the queues.

    Many Iranians are prepared to queue all night if they must, in order to obtain their visas. Others are said to be paying large cash sums just to have someone keep their place in the line.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7S54RJT4H05Y9BTITL760OAQ6
    Media URN:
    VLVA7S54RJT4H05Y9BTITL760OAQ6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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