United Nations Security Council Resolution 457

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UN Security Council
Resolution 457
Former American hostages at hospital
Date 4 December 1979
Meeting no. 2,178
Code S/RES/457 (Document)
Subject Islamic Republic of Iran-USA
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 457, adopted unanimously on 4 December 1979, addressed the ongoing Iran hostage crisis. After expressing concern at the level of tensions between Iran and the United States as a potential threat to international security, the Council called on Iran to immediately release hostages held at the American embassy in Tehran and allow them to leave the country. The resolution reminded all Member States to respect the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, which urged countries to respect the inviolability of diplomatic personnel and the premises of their diplomatic missions.

The Council then called on both countries to settle the disputes between them and exercise utmost restraint in the prevailing situation.

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