• Short Summary

    IN TUNIS TODAY (FRIDAY), PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA OF TUNISIA TOLD THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE GOVERNING SOCIALIST DESTOUR PARTY THAT VENTURES BY THE ARAB NATIONS AGAINST ISRAEL WERE DOOMED TO FAILURE, AND PART IN THEM.

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    IN TUNIS TODAY (FRIDAY), PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA OF TUNISIA TOLD THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE GOVERNING SOCIALIST DESTOUR PARTY THAT VENTURES BY THE ARAB NATIONS AGAINST ISRAEL WERE DOOMED TO FAILURE, AND PART IN THEM. THE TUNISIAN RULER, WHO HAS CREATED A STORM IN THE ARAB WORLD BY ADVOCATING A COMPROMISE WITH ISRAEL, ACCUSED PRESIDENT NASSER OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC OF TREATING OTHER ARAB STATES AS IF THEY WERE HIS SATELLITES.

    IN HIS SPEECH, PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA WARNED THAT TUNISIA WOULD LEAVE THE ARAB LEAGUE IF IT ABANDONED THE PRINCIPLE THAT ITS MEMBERS WERE SOVEREIGN AND INDEPENDENT STATES. HE SAID EGYPT WANTED TO GET CLOSER TO THE SOVIET CAMP, AND TUNISIA WOULD NOT BE DRAGGED IN TO AN ANTI-AMERICAN STAND "FOR THE SAKE OF SOLIDARITY WITH NASSER."
    (IN TEL AVIV TODAY, MR. LEVI ASHKOL, THE ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER, SAID HE WOULD WELCOME AN INITIATIVE FROM PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE TO ARRANGE AN ARAB-ISRAELI MEETING. HE WOULD BE READY TO MEET PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA IN A NEUTRAL COUNTRY FOR AN EXCHANGE OF VIEWS. MR. ESHKOL SAID THE TUNISIAN LEADER HAD SHOWN CONSIDERABLE COURAGE AND POLITICAL RESPONSIBILITY IN SAYING THE CONFLICT BETWEEN ARABS AND ISRAEL WOULD SOLVE NOTHING.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA42Q26TJ4XEY7ENGCZ5A4T0WAN
    Media URN:
    VLVA42Q26TJ4XEY7ENGCZ5A4T0WAN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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