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    Addressing the inaugural session of the Arab Republic of Egypt's new People's Assembly, President Anwar Sadat said, on Thursday (11 November), that so long as Israel pursued expansionist policies there could be no hope of peace.

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    Addressing the inaugural session of the Arab Republic of Egypt's new People's Assembly, President Anwar Sadat said, on Thursday (11 November), that so long as Israel pursued expansionist policies there could be no hope of peace. Reviewing developments of the Middle East crisis, the 51-year-old Egyptian President told newsmen that Egypt spared no efforts to reach a peaceful solution....including the acceptance of a United States initiative which proposed the re-opening of the Suez Canal against Israel's partial withdrawal from Sinai. However, President Sadat emphasised the inability of the U.S. to exert any pressure on Israel, and said that Egypt would accept nothing short of Israeli withdrawal from all occupied Arab territories. Egypt would, he declared, shoulder the responsibility of liberating its land no matter the cost.

    SYNOPSIS: Prime Minister Mahmoud Fawzy of the Arab Republic of Egypt arrives for the inaugural session of the country's new People's Assembly on Thursday.

    Shortly afterwards President Sadat arrived to deliver the main speech of the evening. He was greeted by leading officials.

    The President and his ministers made their way to the main assembly chamber. Inside, more than 300 members waited to hear his advice on the Middle East crisis.

    The Assembly welcomed President Sadat With a prolonged ovation as he made his way to the rostrum to deliver the main inaugural address.

    Reviewing developments of the present territorial crisis, President Sadat told members that Egypt spared no effort to reach a peaceful solution...including the acceptance of a U.S. initiative which proposed the re-opening of the Suez Canal against Israel's partial withdrawal from Sinai. However, he emphasised the inability of the U.S. to exert pressure on Israel. Egypt, he said, would shoulder the responsibility of liberating its land, no matter the cost.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3UHIQDOG3XA22GZ77O1X6IFMB
    Media URN:
    VLVA3UHIQDOG3XA22GZ77O1X6IFMB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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