• Short Summary

    THE FIRST ISLAMIC SUMMIT CONFERENCE ENDED IN RABAT YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WITH A DEMAND FOR AN ISRAELI WITHDRAWAL FROM THE TERRITORIES OCCUPIED SINCE THE 1967 JUNE WAR WITH THE ARABS.

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    THE FIRST ISLAMIC SUMMIT CONFERENCE ENDED IN RABAT YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WITH A DEMAND FOR AN ISRAELI WITHDRAWAL FROM THE TERRITORIES OCCUPIED SINCE THE 1967 JUNE WAR WITH THE ARABS. DELEGATES CALLED ON THE GREAT POWERS TO INTENSIFY THEIR EFFORTS TO SECURE AN ISRAELI WITHDRAWAL.

    AFTER FOUR DAYS OF DEBATE, THE JOINT DECLARATION BY THE 25 PARTICIPATING MOSLEM STATES - PLUS THE MOSLEM COMMUNITY IN INDIA - INCLUDED AN AFFIRMATION OF SUPPORT FOR THE PALESTINIANS IN THEIR STRUGGLE TO REPOSSESS OCCUPIED TERRITORIES.

    CONVENED TO DISCUSS LAST MONTH'S FIRE AT JERUSALEM'S AL AQSA MOSQUE, THE CONFERENCE CONSIDERED THAT SUCH ACTS OF DESTRUCTION INFLAMED MIDDLE EAST TENSION AND AROUSED WORLD-WIDE INDIGNATION.

    CLOSING THE CONFERENCE, KING HASSAN II OF MOROCCO REFERRED TO THE PERSECUTION OF MOSLEMS BOTH IN JERUSALEM AND IN INDIA.

    THERE WAS, HOWEVER, NO MENTION OF A MORE IMMEDIATE DISPUTE - THE EXCLUSION OF THE INDIAN DELEGATION FROM THE CONFERENCE THE PREVIOUS DAY, WHEN PAKISTAN PRESIDENT YAHYA KHAN REFUSED TO SHARE THE SAME TABLE AS THE INDIANS.

    THE PAKISTANI PRESIDENT THREATENED TO BOYCOTT THE REMAINDER OF THE CONFERENCE IF THE INDIAN DELEGATION WAS ALLOWED TO TAKE PART.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3EKWA3Y6LKUI4Q2SR3LYSD72R
    Media URN:
    VLVA3EKWA3Y6LKUI4Q2SR3LYSD72R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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