• Short Summary

    FIGHTING BROKE OUT IN THE MIDDLE EAST TODAY (MONDAY). CONFLICTING REPORTS REACHING LONDON GIVE NO?

  • Description

    FIGHTING BROKE OUT IN THE MIDDLE EAST TODAY (MONDAY). CONFLICTING REPORTS REACHING LONDON GIVE NO CLEAR PICTURE OF THE EXTENT OF THE FIGHTING, BUT BOTH SIDES REPORT AIR AND TANK BATTLES.

    THE CIVILIAN POPULATION OF CAIRO HAS BEEN BUSY PREPARING SANDBAG DEFENCE AT KEY-POINTS IN THE CITY, INCLUDING THE HEADQUARTERS OF CAIRO RADIO AND TELEVISION. WHILE THE CAPITAL PREPARED FOR WAR, AN IRAQI DELEGATION HEADED BY DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL TAHER YEHIA, WAS MEETING EGYPTIAN LEADERS. THE TALKS CULMINATED IN IRAQ SIGNING THE U.A.R.-JORDAN JOINT DEFENCE PACT.

    WINDOWS OF MAJOR BUILDINGS IN CAIRO HAVE BEEN COVERED BY DARK-BLUE MATERIAL, AND WORK ON THE SANDBAGS IS CONTINUING ROUND THE CLOCK. APART FROM THIS ACTIVITY CAIRO WAS QUIET. AT THE PYRAMIDS, NOT FAR FORM THE CITY, GUIDES WAITED IN VAIN FOR VISITING TOURISTS TO HIRE THEIR CAMELS' AND AT THE LEADING HOTELS THE NORMALLY CROWDED SWIMMING POOLS WERE EMPTY.

    DURING THE DAY PRESIDENT NASSER AND EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT LEADERS HAD TALKS WITH AN IRAQI DELEGATION LED BY DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER LIEUTENANT-GENERAL TAHER YEHIA.

    IN THE EVENING NEWSMEN WERE CALLED TO THE KUBBAH PALACE TO WITNESS IRAQ SIGNING THE JOINT U.A.R.-JORDAN DEFENCE PACT. THE PACT PROVIDES FOR THE FORMATION OF A DEFENCE COUNCIL AND A JOINT COMMAND. ANY ATTACK ON ONE COUNTRY IS CONSIDERED TO BE AN ATTACK ON ALL THREE COUNTRIES.

    IRAQI TROOPS ARE STATIONED WITH EGYPTIAN FORCES ALONG THE SINAI BORDER FACING ISRAEL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2I0ZZ2ZGWUQ6GKOCSEB6NO73G
    Media URN:
    VLVA2I0ZZ2ZGWUQ6GKOCSEB6NO73G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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