• Short Summary

    THE STORMY TOUR OF THE UNITED STATES BY THE FRENCH PRESIDENT, M. POMPIDOU, CONTINUED IN?

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    1.
    MY DEMONSTRATORS
    0.06

    2.
    CU DEMONSTRATORS WITH BANNERS SINGING
    0.17

    3.
    CU SPOKESMAN
    0.51

    4.
    MV GROUP APPLAUDING
    0.54

    5.
    MV POLICEMAN ON HORSEBACK, U THANT'S CAR PAST
    1.00

    6.
    MV POLICE AND CROWD OUTSIDE WALDORF'S HOTEL
    1.04

    7.
    MV DEMONSTRATORS MASS OUTSIDE UNITED NATIONS WITH BANNERS (3 SHOTS)
    1.12

    8.
    CU U THANT AND POMPIDOU INSIDE SHAKE HANDS
    1.18

    9.
    MV EXT. FRENCH EMBASSY
    1.20

    10.
    MV MAN ROLLING DOWN CARPET
    1.28

    11.
    MV POMPIDOU COMES OUT, WAVES TO CROWD
    1.36

    12.
    CU POMPIDOU SOF STARTS "...WHAT AM I TO....." SOF ENDS "...NEW YORK? GLADLY"
    2.17


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ: 3: MR. POMPIDOU WILL HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT IF HE'S READY TO COMPROMISE THE HONOUR OF FRANCE FOR OIL, FOR MONEY, THEN THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO THIS STORY. HE NEEDS OUR SUPPORT ALSO, BUT HE SHALL NOT GET IT AS LONG AS HIS HANDS ARE BLOODY, AND AS LONG AS HE'S GOING TO BE THE ONE TO SEEK ISRAEL'S DESTRUCTION, GOD FORBID, THROUGH THE SALES OF MIRAGES AND JETS TO LIBYA WHICH EVERY ONE KNOWS ARE GOING IN FACT TO EGYPT, TO EGYPT.



    (POMPIDOU WITH PRESS) WHAT AM I TO TELL YOU?



    Q: MAY WE ASK YOU ABOUT THE JEWISH LEADERS THAT YOU WERE TO MEET TODAY, AND WHAT HAPPENED.



    A: WELL, IT HAPPENED ONLY THAT I WENT DIRECT TO THE UNITED NATIONS, THERE IS NO SIGNIFICANCE AT ALL.



    Q: YOU HAD NO APPOINTMENT WITH THEM AS THEY SAID? (REPLY INDISTINCT)



    Q: WOULD YOU EVER COME BACK AGAIN?



    A: HERE, TO NEW YORK? GLADLY.




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    TELERECORDING

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    Background: THE STORMY TOUR OF THE UNITED STATES BY THE FRENCH PRESIDENT, M. POMPIDOU, CONTINUED IN NEW YORK WHERE DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE UNITED NATIONS BUILDING WHERE M. POMPIDOU MET THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, U THANT.

    BUT THE DEMONSTRATORS DID NOT SEE M. POMPIDOU ARRIVE BECAUSE HIS MOTORCADE ENTERED THE UN COMPLEX THROUGH A SIDE ENTRANCE.

    DEMONSTRATORS ALSO GATHERED OUTSIDE THE WALDORF-ASTORIA WHERE THE PRESIDENT WAS DUE LATER FOR A DINNER.

    AT THE UN, SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT WARMLY GREETED M. POMPIDOU AND ACCOMPANIED HIM TO THE 38TH FLOOR SUITE WHERE THEY HELD A PRE-LUNCH CONFERENCE.

    THIS WAS THEIR SECOND MEETING WITHIN A FEW WEEKS. AFTER HIS TOUR OF AFRICA IN JANUARY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL CALLED ON THE PRESIDENT IN PARIS FOR TALKS OF AFRICAN PROBLEMS.

    THERE WERE UNUSUALLY STRICT SECURITY MEASURES ENFORCED AT THE UN BUILDING FOR M. POMPIDOU'S VISIT AND EXTRA GUARDS WERE ON DUTY.

    M. POMPIDOU WAS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN ANGERED BY INCIDENTS IN NEW YORK, WASHINGTON AND SAN FRANCISCO WHERE PRO-JEWISH DEMONSTRATORS GAVE HIM A HOSTILE RECEPTION BECAUSE OF THE FRENCH REFUSAL TO SUPPLY ARMS TO ISRAEL. THERE WERE RUMOURS THAT HE WOULD CUT SHORT HIS TOUR, BUT THESE PROVED TO BE UNFOUNDED.

    PRESIDENT NIXON MADE A DRAMATIC FLIGHT TO NEW YORK TO APOLOGISE PERSONALLY TO PRESIDENT POMPIDOU FOR THE DEMONSTRATIONS AND THE BAD FEELING OVER THE INCIDENTS APPEARED TO BE FADING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1E4I57U24BW34VYHEAXW7T926
    Media URN:
    VLVA1E4I57U24BW34VYHEAXW7T926
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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