• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT NASSER DECLARED LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) THAT THE TIME WAS COMING WHEN THE U.A.R. WOULD?

  • Description

    PRESIDENT NASSER DECLARED LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) THAT THE TIME WAS COMING WHEN THE U.A.R. WOULD HIT BACK AT CIVILIAN CENTRES IN ISRAEL IN RETALIATION FOR ITS LOSSES AT SUEZ AND OTHER CANAL CITIES. ARMY LEADERS HAD ALREADY ASKED HIM TO LET THEM STRIKE BACK AT ISRAELI CIVILIANS, HE TOLD THE SECOND NATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE ARAB SOCIALIST UNION IN CAIRO.

    THE CONGRESS STOOD IN SILENCE FOR ONE MINUTES IN HONOUR OF THE LATE LIEUTENANT-GENERAL ABDEL MONE IM RIAD, CHEF-OF-STAFF OF THE ARMED FORCES, WHO WAS KILLED BY AN ISRAELI SHELL ON THE SUEZ CANAL THIS MONTH.

    AMID CHEERS FROM THE 1,700-MEMBER CONGRESS, PRESIDENT NASSER SAID "THE TIME WILL COME WHEN WE SHALL RETALIATE BY STRIKING AT CIVILIANS WHEN OUR OWN CIVILIANS ARE HIT. THIS IS WAR".

    PRESIDENT NASSER SAID THE MILITARY SITUATION ALONG THE 1967 CEASEFIRE LINES HAD ESCALATED AND WAS EXTREMELY SERIOUS. HE WENT ON TO SAY THAT ISRAELI LEADERS WERE NOW SAYING THEY WOULD NEVER WITHDRAW FROM PRESENT CEASEFIRE LINES AND THAT THIS WAS THE CAUSE OF THE PRESENT EXPLOSIVE SITUATION.

    HE ALSO WARNED THAT POLITICAL ATTEMPTS TO SOLVE THE MIDDLE EAST CRISIS WERE ENTERING A CRITICAL STAGE AND TOLD THE BIG FOUR POWERS THAT PEACE CAN COME ONLY FROM JUSTICE AND CANNOT BE IMPOSED.

    PRESIDENT NASSER SAID THAT THE ARABS WOULD NEVER RELINQUISH THEIR RIGHTS AND PRINCIPLES AND SAID THE ARABS WOULD NOT GIVE UP ONE INCH OF THEIR LAND.

    "ISRAEL IS TRYING TO IMPOSE PEACE BY FORCE. TO TALK PEACE WITH THE ENEMY WOULD BE TO SURRENDER," THE PRESIDENT SAID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3C20UOCIHB8WKPWWLAO8MDHTL
    Media URN:
    VLVA3C20UOCIHB8WKPWWLAO8MDHTL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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