• Short Summary

    A POPULAR RALLY STAGED TO ACCLAIM IRAQI LEADER, PRIME MINISTER ABDUL KARIM KASSEM, FILED IN MASS PAST THE LEADER'S DEFENCE MINISTRY HEADQUARTERS IN BAGHDAD, THE CAPITAL, DEC 3.

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    S.TV. CROWD IN PROCESSION.
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    S.TV. DITTO.
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    S.TV. DITTO.
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    ANGLE V. KASSEM ON BALCONY.
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    REAR V. DITTO.
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    SIDE V. DITTO.
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    SV. DITTO.
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    T.GV. MASSED GROUP.
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    S.TV. DITTO.
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    S.CU. EXCITED CROWD.
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    SV. SECTION OF CROWD DANCING.
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    SV. DITTO.
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    T.GV. MASSED CROWD.
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    Initials JRG/S/MR/FG JRG/S/MR/IRMD



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A POPULAR RALLY STAGED TO ACCLAIM IRAQI LEADER, PRIME MINISTER ABDUL KARIM KASSEM, FILED IN MASS PAST THE LEADER'S DEFENCE MINISTRY HEADQUARTERS IN BAGHDAD, THE CAPITAL, DEC 3.

    CROWDED TOGETHER IN THE MAIN SQUARE, WORKER AND PEASANTS APPLAUDED THE LEADER STANDING, AS USUAL ON SUCH OCCASIONS, ON A BALCONY OF THE MINISTRY, TO SHOW THEIR LOYALTY TO THE PRIME MINISTER, WHO IS ALSO COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE IRAQI ARMED SERVICES.

    DECEMBER 3 IS THE DAY THE LEADER'S SUPPORTERS CELEBRATE ANNUALLY TO MARK HIS ESCAPE FROM AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT IN 1959. AT A CELEBRATION GATHERING AFTER THE PARADE, PRIME MINISTER KASSEM WAS REPORTED TO HAVE ATTACKED BRITAIN BY NAME FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC. "KUWAIT, THIS USURPED LAND,WILL RETURN TO OUR HOMELAND. I REMIND BRITAIN TO KEEP OUT OF KUWAIT OR ELSE WE SHALL KINDLE AN INTERNECINE WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND FORCE BRITAIN TO GET OUT", UK AMBASSADOR SIR ROGER ALLAN WAS REPORTED TO HAVE HEARD THE PRIME MINISTER SAY AT THE GATHERING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA14S0DPRB41XGOAKOJKDPZ11IM
    Media URN:
    VLVA14S0DPRB41XGOAKOJKDPZ11IM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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