• Short Summary

    THREE FRENCH PARLIAMENTARIANS AND A FORMER GENERAL HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN PARIS YESTERDAY REGISTER THEIR PROTEST AGAINST THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT'S BAN ON ARMS SALES TO ISRAEL.

  • Description

    THREE FRENCH PARLIAMENTARIANS AND A FORMER GENERAL HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN PARIS YESTERDAY REGISTER THEIR PROTEST AGAINST THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT'S BAN ON ARMS SALES TO ISRAEL. THE GROUP, WHICH CALLS ITSELF THE "COMMITTEE OF FRENCH SOLIDARITY WITH ISRAEL," HAD ITS VIEWS PUT FORTH BY GENERAL KOENING.

    THE THREE PARLIAMENTARIANS ARE M. PIERRE GIRAUD, ANDRE MOTEIL AND MICHEL PONTATOWSKI, ALL WITH DIFFERENT POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS. GENERAL KOENIG IN HIS SPEECH CRITICISED THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT FOR ITS ACTION IN PLACING THE BAN ON ARMS SALES TO ISRAEL, AND SAID THAT IF ARAB STATES LAUNCH FURTHER AGGRESSIVE ATTACKS AGAINST ISRAEL, FRANCE WOULD BEAR A HEAVY MORAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE OUTCOME.

    GENERAL KOENIG SAID IT WAS WELL KNOWN THAT ISRAEL COULD NOT AFFORD THE "LUXURY" OF A WAR, ALTHOUGH THE ARAB STATES COULD. HE SAID THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT'S ACTION WOULD HAVE THE EFFECT OF ENCOURAGING THE ARAB STATES TO DRIVE ISRAEL "INTO THE SEA."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2FGMDREE6BDFU0NOG3DCEXFMK
    Media URN:
    VLVA2FGMDREE6BDFU0NOG3DCEXFMK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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