• Short Summary

    Mr. Duncan Sandys, British Defence Minister, was filmed by VISNEWS Feb 1 at a meeting?

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    Mr. Duncan Sandys, British Defence Minister, was filmed by VISNEWS Feb 1 at a meeting with the Shah of Persia in Teheran.

    Leader of the British delegation to the Baghdad Pact Ministerial Council meeting in Karachi to Teheran accompanied by Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir William Dickson, British Chief of Defence Staff.

    Russia has proposed a 50 year non-aggression pact with Persia if she will withdraw from the Baghdad Pact and renounce the bilateral defence pact just signed or about to be signed with the United States. On Dec 28 Russia warned Persia of the "danger" of concluding a military pact with the U.S.

    Persia is the only member of the Baghdad Pact not a member of another military defence organisation; Britain and Turkey belong to Nato. Pakistan to SEATO. Iraq is an 'absentee member'. Persia's secession from the Baghdad Pact would mean a serious breach in the 'chain'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3BUSWS38W13IKN1399Y75MPY4
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BUSWS38W13IKN1399Y75MPY4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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