• Short Summary

    In Beirut on Friday (13 January), a spokesman for the official Palestine news agency, WAFA, clarified statements made by the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, Yasser Arafat, which were reported in the Jordan Times newspaper the same day.

  • Description

    In Beirut on Friday (13 January), a spokesman for the official Palestine news agency, WAFA, clarified statements made by the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, Yasser Arafat, which were reported in the Jordan Times newspaper the same day. The statements refereed to difficulties in the setting up of a Palestinian state and were quoted in a interview the newspaper ran with a United States Congressman, Mr. Paul Findley. The Congressman met Mr. Arafat in Damascus last week and said the PLO leader told him that any Palestinian state would initially have "less than total independence". Mr. Findley also quoted Mr. Arafat as saying that it would take 10 to 15 years to establish the skeleton of a Government system in a Palestinian state; and that Palestinians would welcome a peace-keeping and security force.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA459JXT8ZJ1X9MHVLTNTBGMTS3
    Media URN:
    VLVA459JXT8ZJ1X9MHVLTNTBGMTS3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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