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(Studio) Former foreign minister Ibrahim Yazdi reported having Khomeini's permission to place hostages on trial; details given. Question as to Yazdi's involvement in such trial considered. Beginning of International Court of Justice proceedings in The Hague noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(The Hague, The Netherlands) Crux of United States versus Iran case outlined; films shown. [Attorney General Benjamin CIVILETTI - addresses court] Iranian government noted boycotting session, sending only telegram stating that it didn't recognize jurisdiction of World Court in this case. Rapid ruling said expected.
REPORTER: Susan Peterson
(New York City) Background of International Court examined; films shown. Andrew Carnegie, court mbrs Sir Humphrey Waldock and Richard River Baxter mentioned; other ntns.
REPORTER:. on court listed on screen. Court's landmark decision with regard to South Africa and Namibia recalled. [Harvard Law School Prof. Roger FISHER - explains why it's important that United States go to court] Pol. advantage of first going to the court for United States considered
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Hottelet, Richard C.;
- Peterson, Susan
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