• Short Summary

    During the continuing United Nations General Assembly debate on the Middle East, on Tuesday (December 5), the United States reaffirmed its readiness to help Egypt and Israel reach an interim agreement on the re-opening of the Suez Canal.

  • Description

    During the continuing United Nations General Assembly debate on the Middle East, on Tuesday (December 5), the United States reaffirmed its readiness to help Egypt and Israel reach an interim agreement on the re-opening of the Suez Canal. At the same time, however, U.S. Ambassador George Bush told the Assembly that America continued to attach importance to the November 1967 U.N. resolution, setting Middle East peace guidelines - including insistence on the withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territory occupied during the June 1967 war.

    But Lebanon's Ambassador, Edouard Ghorra, told the Assembly the resolution and other U.N. decisions on the Middle East could not be implemented because of the 'position of the some of its powerful members'. The Soviet Union, meanwhile, reaffirmed its support for the Arab nations. and Soviet Ambassador Jacob Malik accused Israel of fearing peace 'like fire'. In answer to the criticism of both Soviet and U.S. Middle East policy by The People's Republic of China, in an earlier speech by Ambassador Huang Hua, Mr. Malik said 'the country of the speaker' also feared peace in the area, as it feared the reduction of tension in other parts of the world.

    Here follow transcripts of the U.S. and Lebanese speeches:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2YKKU4R3BOGETQN19F1WJ0LS4
    Media URN:
    VLVA2YKKU4R3BOGETQN19F1WJ0LS4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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