• Short Summary

    ADMIRAL MORDEVCHIA LIMON, THE ISRAELI CHIEF ARMS BUYER IN EUROPE ASKED BY FRENCH AUTHORITIES TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY AFTER THE CHERBOURG GUN BOAT AFFAIR, TOLD REPORTERS HE HAD "A VERY CLEAR CONSCIENCE", WHEN HE LEFT PARIS FOR TEL AVIV TODAY (JANUARY 9).

  • Description

    ADMIRAL MORDEVCHIA LIMON, THE ISRAELI CHIEF ARMS BUYER IN EUROPE ASKED BY FRENCH AUTHORITIES TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY AFTER THE CHERBOURG GUN BOAT AFFAIR, TOLD REPORTERS HE HAD "A VERY CLEAR CONSCIENCE", WHEN HE LEFT PARIS FOR TEL AVIV TODAY (JANUARY 9).

    THE ADMIRAL WAS WITHDRAWN BY ISRAEL AT FRANCE'S REQUEST AFTER FIVE FAST PATROL BOATS ORIGINALLY BUILT FOR ISRAEL BUT BLOCKED BY GENERAL DE GAULLE'S TOTAL ARMS EMBARGO ON ARMS TO ISRAEL, DISAPPEARED FROM CHERBOURG HARBOUR ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

    ONE WEEK LATER THEY ARRIVED AT THE ISRAELI PORT OF HAIFA AFTER A 3,000 MILE (4,800 KM) VOYAGE ACROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN.

    DURING HIS TIME AS AN ARMS BUYER, THE ADMIRAL SUPERVISED THE PURCHASE OF MORE THAN 1,500 MILLION DOLLARS (625 MILLION STERLING) WORTH OF FRENCH MILITARY EQUIPMENT.

    AT THE AIRPORT BEFORE HIS DEPARTURE HE SPOKE TO REPORTERS:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2F3LAFMY4YJT6A7OMPUR5JXMW
    Media URN:
    VLVA2F3LAFMY4YJT6A7OMPUR5JXMW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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