United Nations Security Council Resolution 461
|UN Security Council|
Former American hostages at hospital
|Date||31 December 1979|
|Subject||Islamic Republic of Iran-USA|
|11 voted for|
None voted against
|Security Council composition|
United Nations Security Council resolution 461, adopted on 31 December 1979, after recalling its Resolution 457 (1979), the Council noted the increasing tension between Iran and the United States and condemned Iran for continuing to hold American hostages at the U.S. embassy in Tehran. The Council also cited the International Court of Justice order to immediately release the hostages without any exceptions.
The Council reminded the Member States against threats and the use of force in the international relations, the resolution called once again for the release of the American hostages and to allow them to leave the country. Resolution 461 reiterated the request to the Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim to lend his good offices to seeking a solution to the events and to report his efforts before the Council meets again. Finally, the Council decided to meet again on 7 January 1980, to review the situation, and if needed, take any further action.
- Iranian Revolution
- Iran – United States relations
- List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 401 to 500 (1976–1982)
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