• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT "FULLY ACCEPTS" THE SOVIET UNION'S STATED DESIRE TO EXERCISE RESTRAINT IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

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    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT "FULLY ACCEPTS" THE SOVIET UNION'S STATED DESIRE TO EXERCISE RESTRAINT IN THE MIDDLE EAST. MR. HAROLD WILSON, THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MADE THIS PLAN AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON TODAY (FRIDAY) AFTER HIS TALKS WITH PRESIDENT JOHNSON.

    MR. WILSON SAID THE RUSSIANS WERE BASING THEIR POSITION ON WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS THEIR INFLUENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. HE DISCOUNTED THEORIES THAT THEY WERE BACKING THE ARABS BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO DIVERT THE UNITED STATES FROM ITS COURSE IN VIETNAM.

    MR. WILSON WAS PRESSED ON THE POSSIBILITY OF FORCE BEING USED TO OPEN THE GULF OF AQABA FOR SHIPMENTS TO ISRAEL.

    HE REFERRED TO THE PROPOSED DECLARATION ASSERTING FREEDOM OF PASSAGE THROUGH THE GULF WHICH EGYPT IS BLOCKADING AND THROUGH THE STRAITS OF TIRAN. IT MIGHT WELL BE, HE SAID THAT THIS WOULD NOT RING THE BELL. IF IT DID NOT AND UNITED NATIONS EFFORTS WERE UNFRUITFUL, THEN EVERYONE WOULD HAVE TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THE PROBLEM. "BUT IT WOULD BE WRONG TO PRESS THAT APPROACH BEFORE WE COME TO IT".

    MR. WILSON USED THE PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE THAT HE WOULD BE SEEING THE UNITED NATION'S SECRETARY GENERAL WHILE IN THE U.S. THE TWO MEN WOULD BE HAVING LUNCH TOGETHER IN NEW YORK TOMORROW (SATURDAY) BEFORE THE BRITISH PREMIER FLEW BACK TO LONDON.

    MR. WILSON WENT ON TO ANNOUNCE THAT HE WOULD BE SEEING U THANT IN NEW YORK BEFORE RETURNING TO LONDON...

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3NQTJ70WDE9SSC8Q03PV1C4KK
    Media URN:
    VLVA3NQTJ70WDE9SSC8Q03PV1C4KK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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