• Short Summary

    IN HIS FIRST-EVER MEETING WITH WESTERN NEWSMEN, THE LEADER OF SOUTH ARABIA'S NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT ORGANISATION, QAHTAN ASHAABI SAID YESTERDAY THAT THE NLF WAS THE ONLY TRUE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH ARABIA.

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    IN HIS FIRST-EVER MEETING WITH WESTERN NEWSMEN, THE LEADER OF SOUTH ARABIA'S NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT ORGANISATION, QAHTAN ASHAABI SAID YESTERDAY THAT THE NLF WAS THE ONLY TRUE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH ARABIA. HE DEMANDED THAT THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES SHOULD HAND OVER POWER TO THE NLF AND NOT TO THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT.

    MANY OF THE GOVERNMENT LEADERS ARE AT PRESENT OUT OF THE COUNTRY AND, IN THE STATE OF UNCERTAINTY PREVAILING IN SOUTH ARABIA, THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER, SIR HUMPHREY TREVELYAN FLEW BACK TODAY TO LONDON FUR URGENT CONSULATIONS WITH BRITISH GOVERNMENT LEADERS.

    THE STATE OF AFFAIRS SURROUNDING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN SOUTH ARABIA, PROMPTED THE FEDERAL MINISTER OF INFORMATION, MR. HUSSEIN ALI BAYOOMI TO DECLARE YESTERDAY THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS "FINISHED".

    HE SAID IT WAS UP TO THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES TO REACH AN UNDERSTANDING WITH NATIONALISTS CONTROLLING FEDERAL STATES AND FOR THE NATIONALISTS TO TAKE UP THE REINS OF OFFICE.

    EARLIER, THE NLF LEADER QAHTAN ASHAABI HAD INVITED NEWSMEN AND CAMERAMEN TO THE NLF STRONGHOLD AT ZINGIBAR. THERE, IN A STATEMENT, HE SAID THAT THE NLF NOW CONTROLLED THE WHOLE OF THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY AND WAS THE ONLY TRUE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SOUTH ARABIAN PEOPLE.

    BRITAIN, HE SAID, SHOULD HAND OVER CONTROL IMMEDIATELY TO THE NLF. ANY SUGGESTION THAT OPPOSITION TO THE NLF EXISTED IN THE SOUTH WAS FALSE.

    IN ZINGIBAR, HUNDREDS OF NLF SUPPORTERS CHANTED SLOGANS AND AMONG THEM WERE OFFICERS OF THE FEDERAL ARMY.

    A STRONGHOLD OF NATIONALISM IN SOUTH ARABIA PUTS ON A DISPLAY OF FERVOUR FOR WESTERN NEWSMEN WHO WERE INVITED YESTERDAY TO MEET THE LEADER OF THE NLF QAHTAN ASHAABI. HEAVILY ARMED NATIONALIST GUARDS SWARMED INTO THIS CENTRE AT ZINGIBAR FOR QAHTAN ASHAABI'S FIRST EVER PRESS CONFERENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1WJ3G1CQF74KWKOW1O15M533C
    Media URN:
    VLVA1WJ3G1CQF74KWKOW1O15M533C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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