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【听力教程】高级英语听力 lesson 17  

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  Lesson Seventeen

   Section One: News in Brief

   Tapescript
   1. Two of the American hostages being held in Lebanon appeared in
   a videotape released today, appealing to the Reagan Administration
   to work as hard for their release as it did to get Nicholas Daniloff
   out of the Soviet1 Union.  Hostage David Jacobsen: 'Don't we also
   deserve the recognition, the respect and the honorable treatment by
   the United States government?  Don't we deserve the same attention
   and protection that you gave BraniloM" Jacobsen, who works for
   the' American University Hospital in B6rut, has been held for sixteen
   months.  Also appearing on the videotape was the -Associated Press
   correspondent Terry Anderson, the first time he's been seen since his
   capture eighteen months ago.  Anderson and Jacobsen had said they
   were also speaking on behalf of hostage Thomas Sutherland.  And
   they spoke2 of the death of William Buckley whom Islamic Jihad has
   claimed to have killed.  Sutherland blamed, President Reagan for
   guckley's murder.  'President Reagan made his first mistake in the
   hostage crisis and Buckley died.  Mr. President, are you going to
   make another mistake at the cost of our lives?' President Reagan to-
   day defended hisefforts to gain the hostages' release.  Speaking to re-
   porters as he left for Camp David, Mr. Reagan said there has never
   been a day that the administration has not been trying every channel.
   But he said there was no comparison between the case of Nicholas
   Daniloff and the hostages in Lebanon "because he was held by a
   government and we don't know who's holding the hostages.'
   Daniloff himself commented, on the hostages' appeal, saying his
   heart goes out to them and they will not be forgotten.

  2. The White Hous                 its view of the upcoming meeting be-
  tween President R               Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in
  Iceland. And offici             clear that the US intends to pursue a
  much broade              han the Soviets3 are proposing. NPR's Jim
  Angle reports.  "White House spokesman Larry Speakes emphasized
  today the US does not see the Iceland meeting as a discussion
  primarily about arms control.  'That issue is important to both na-
  tions and the world,' he said, 'and the US will be diligent4 in its ef-
  forts to seek common ground that could be the basis for progress in
  arms talks.' Speakes emphasized, however, that the US age@da will
  be broader than:that, even though Soviet statements about the meet-
  ing have focused largely on arms control.  Speakes says the US will
  raise all the issues as it usually does, including regional conflicts and
  tensions in Afghanistan, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and
  Southeast Asia.  Speakes said that the US will also raise its concern
  over human rights issues.  Speakes' statement on the Iceland meeting
  today sought to keep expectation to its minimum. The President's
  goal, he said, is that both sides gain a better understanding of each
  other's position at this time and move forward toward a summit in
  the United States.  But Speakes said that the US will be satisfied with
  the meeting if we accomplish better understanding.  If no date is set
  for a summit in the US, he said, that could be done later.  I'm Jim
  Angle at the White House.'

Tape,script
    From Beirut today, the tired voices of two American hostages, a
crudely made videotape of journalist Terry Anderson and American
University employee David Jacobsen was released this morning by
   iiiii-is it w@arciere(i Buci@ley in October of last year. but no conclusive5
  1)r(-,of c)t'liis. death has ever been found.  From Beirut, the BBC's Jim
  ,Muir reports.
       "This w,.Is the first time since he was kidnapped by gunmen in
  March last year that Terry Anderson, the Beirut Bureau Chief of tl-ie
  Associate(!  Press, has been @een on video.  He looked fit but thinner
  @iiid paler than when he was abducted6, He bitterly accused the
  t@e,igan Administration of ignoring the plight7 of the American hos-
  t-,t,aes in Beirut while surrendering to the Russians over the Daniloff
       "
  case.
       " 'How can any official justify8 the interest, and attention and ac-
  tion given that case and the inattention given ours?  Do the American
  people know why we are in captivity9?  Why the marines and others
  were killed in bombings at Beirut airport and the Embassy buildings?
  Why they can't roam freely about the Middle East but are always in
  danger?  All this is the result of Reagan's policy, a policy against the
  people of the Middle East.  Our captivity is one part of the result of
  this policy.  William Buckley's murder and the killings10 of many,
  many others are another part.  Your lack of freedom to travel is an-
  other result of that policy.  We are not surprised that Mr. Reagan is
  not paying attention to our case.  More than four hundred Americans
  have been killed in Beirut without causing him to feel any responsi-
  bility or to change that policy.  We are surprised that the American
  government has put pressure on some of the European governments
  not to negotiate in such cases as ours and has surrendered itself in
  the Daniloff case, releasing a Russian spy, Zakharov, who was work-
  ing against our people.  We are more surprised that the American

,)co le still "',sten to what Rea&,an says.  How long must we staff: ii)
    ,P
 captivity? flow long will the American government not pay
 attention?' The sai-ne message was put across strongly bv one of Mr.

 Anderson's 'Cellow captives, Mr. David Jacobsen, Director of the
 American (inikersity Hospital in Beirut, who was kidnapped in May

 last year.  He said that the conditions of the hostages were very bad
 and had worsened over the past two months.  But he said the worst
 pain came from being ignored by his government.  'rhe Islamic Jihad
 is demanding the release of a group of Moslem11 extremists jailed for
 bomb attacks in Kuwait.  But both Washington and Kuwait itself

 have refused to negotiate over their release.'
      Froi-n Beirut. the BBC's Jim Muir.

Section Three: Special Report

 Tapescript
      Embo has been a controversial leader charged with mismanag-
 ing UNESCO while taking the agency in an anti-Western direction.
 The Reagan Administration cited those reasons when pulling the US
 out of UNESCO in 1984.  Last year, the same charges were behind
 Britain and Singapore's decision to withdraw.  Those th-ee defections
 forced UNESCO to cut its budget by thirty percent and intensified12
 the crisis around Embo's leadership.  Jean Gerard, now US A,,nbas-
 sador to Luxembourg, is the former US delegate to UNES(-'O.
 Gerard recommended the US withdraw, because she felt UNESCO's
 programs were moving away from international cooperation toward
 confrontation.
      "Take, for example, the New World Information Order, where
 in their documents they say that the press should be an instrument of
 the state.  Now this, of course, is totally contrary to our concept of a

  free press.  There are i-iiore and more programs which emphasize
  stat:st type of,,;olutions to problems.  In education, for example, in
  the t,@a,.-her-traiiiing program in Afghanistan, it's run solely13 by Sovi-
  et teachers with a Soviet coordinator14.  So, in essence, we were paying
  for the indoctrination of the Afghan people, which again is not my
  idea ot'what an international or-aiiization ought to be doing."
       "To what extent do you think Embo is responsible for the direc-
  tions that you disproved of in UNESCO?"
       "I think some of them, of course, were already there, but I think
  they have been very much accentuated15 under his tenure16.  And instead
  of taking the opportunity to reform the organization. to make it
  work more efficiently17 and in a more unbiased way, when we gave our
  notice of withdrawal18. there was a great clamor that there was no cri-
  sis @Li-,d initially19 very little need for reform aside from some cosmetic20
  reform, and a general resentment21 of the idea."
       "Can you describe Embo as a leader, what his personality was
  like, what his characteristics were as a leader?'
       "I would say he"s certainly very dynamic.  He has a great deal of
  charm,, he has a very personal type of management style, and, I
  think, he tended to take criticism personally.  When we had discus-
  sions with him about the budget, the Assistant Secretary of State and
  myself in 1983, since we pointed22 out that his figures were very differ-
  ent from the figures that we had under discussion, he then said that
  the United States, in essence, was behaving in a racist23 manner, that
  we had deep psychological problems.'
       'Do you think his resignation is a sign that UNESCO wants the
  United States and England back?"
       @'It's not, as I understand it, a resignation.  It was a statement
  saying that he would not seek a third term.  That does not preclude24,
  of course, some countries from urging him to be the candidate, and
  the Executive Board nominates the candidate to the general confer-
  ence.  "
               v@io N,-;,ent and i  -r,,e @Gain of tt ai i f(-,N iii,,)iiii-is
 T@tat includes Jarari.  And if xo,.i call that pressure, there certainly
 were several countries that indicated that they were not in favor of
 his having a third term."
      "Does Embo's decision to not seek a third term represent a suc-
 cess for the US's decision to pull out of t@INESCO?"
      @@ I wouldn't say it in those words frankly25.  I think it's a pity he
 didn't take the opportunity to be the champion of reform.  On the
 other hand, that's his decision."
      "What would it take for you to recommend to the United States
 that this country rejoin UNESCO?"
      "I think to have a good Director General, to see a serious con-
 structive reform take place both in the management and in the
 programs.  I think that's the kind of thing that would influence many
 people to take another look at it." From Luxembourg, Ambassador
 Jean'Gerard, former US delegate to UNESCO.


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