• Short Summary

    THE TRADITIONAL MOSLEM CELEBRATIONS AT THE END OF THE RAMADAN FAST WAS HEADED IN RABAT BY KING HASSAN OF MOROCCO.

  • Description

    THE TRADITIONAL MOSLEM CELEBRATIONS AT THE END OF THE RAMADAN FAST WAS HEADED IN RABAT BY KING HASSAN OF MOROCCO.

    THE BEN BARKA AFFAIR DID NOT CLOUD THE ENTHOUSIASM OF THE CELEBRATIONS. GIVEN A PROMINENT POSITION IN THE KING'S ENTOURAGE WAS MINISTER OF INTERIOR, GENERAL MOHAMMAD OUFKIR. THE GENERAL IS THE SUBJECT OF A WARRANT ISSUED IN PARIS FOR HIS ARREST.

    MOROCCO HAS DISCLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE BEN BARKA AFFAIR RAGING IN THE FRENCH CAPITAL AND OFFICIALS IN RABAT MAINTAIN THAT THE GENERAL IS INNOCENT OF THE CHARGES LEVELLED AGAINST HIM.

    THE FRENCH CHARGES SAY HE WAS A PRIME MOVER IN THE DISAPPEARANCE AND POSSIBLE ASSASSINATION OF THE MOROCCAN OPPOSITION LEADER IN PARIS LAST OCTOBER.

    AT A PALACE CEREMONY DURING THE RAMADAN CELEBRATIONS, THE KING REAFFIRMED HIS CONFIDENCE IN GENERAL OUFKIR, WHOM HE SAID WAS THE OBJECT OF SLANDEROUS RUMOURS. BEN BARKA'S PARTY, THE NATIONAL UNION OF POPULAR FORCES, WAS NOT REPRESENTED AT THE PALACE CEREMONY, NOR WAS THE MOROCCAN LABOUR UNION, THE COUNTRY'S MAIN TRADE UNION ORGANISATION.

    IN PARIS TODAY, THE BEN BARKA AFFAIR BROUGHT FRENCH LEFT-WING GROUPS TOGETHER IN A COMMON CALL FOR AN INQUIRY INTO THE MYSTERY. AMONG THOSE AT THE RALLY WERE M. FRANCOIS MITTERRAND, THE RUNNER UP IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS LAST MONTH, M. GUY MOLLET, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE FRENCH SOCIALIST PARTY, AND M. WALDECK ROCHET, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE FRENCH COMMUNIST PARTY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA257R38SIEFQB7MK5VX3ZV787X
    Media URN:
    VLVA257R38SIEFQB7MK5VX3ZV787X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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