• Short Summary

    ADDRESSING THE CONFERENCE OF INTERNATIONAL PARLIAMENTARIANS AT THE ARAB SOCIALIST UNION (ASU) PREMISES IN CAIRO YESTERDAY (MONDAY), EGYPT'S PRESIDENT GAMAL NASSER MADE ONE OF HIS STRONGEST ATTACKS ON THE UNITED STATES FOR GIVING ISREALIS "THE TOOLS AND WEAPONS OF THEIR TERROR CAMPAIGN".

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    NASSER SHAKING HANDS WITH PARLIAMENTARIANS; WALKING TO ROSTRUM; INTRODUCED BY LABIB SHOKER AND SPEAKING; VARIOUS DELEGATES SEATED AND LISTENING.




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    Background: ADDRESSING THE CONFERENCE OF INTERNATIONAL PARLIAMENTARIANS AT THE ARAB SOCIALIST UNION (ASU) PREMISES IN CAIRO YESTERDAY (MONDAY), EGYPT'S PRESIDENT GAMAL NASSER MADE ONE OF HIS STRONGEST ATTACKS ON THE UNITED STATES FOR GIVING ISREALIS "THE TOOLS AND WEAPONS OF THEIR TERROR CAMPAIGN". HE ALSO SAID THAT ISRAEL'S RAIDS ON CAIRO WOULD ONLY DOUBLE THE DETERMINATION OF EGYPT TO BE VICTORIOUS IN THE MIDDLE EAST CRISIS.

    THE PARLIAMENTARIANS CONFERENCE IS BEING ATTENDED BY SOME 200 DELEGATES FROM 50 COUNTRIES - EUROPEAN, ASIAN, AFRICAN, LATIN AMERICAN AND ARAB. A SPECIAL DELEGATION REPRESENTING THE PALESTINE COMMANDO ORGANISATION IS ATTENDING IN AN OBSERVER CAPACITY AND TO PRESENT A REPORT OF THE AIMS OF THE PALESTINE REVOLUTION.

    IN HIS SPEECH TO THE OPENING SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE, PRESIDENT NASSER SAID THAT THE US WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE MIDDLE EAST BECAUSE THEY HAVE "FLOODED ISRAEL WITH WEAPONS WHILE IT OCCUPIES ARAB TERRITORIES. THIS WE CAN ONLY EXPLAIN AS ENCOURAGEMENT TO ISRAEL TO CONTINUE WITH ITS AGGRESSION AND AS HOSTILITY TOWARDS THE ARAB NATION".

    IN HIS FIRST PUBLIC REFERENCE TO THE RECENT ISRAELI RAIDS ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF CAIRO, THE ARAB LEADER SAID THAT THEY WERE AN ATTEMPT TO SOW TERROR AMONG THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE, BUT IT WAS AN ATTEMPT THAT WOULD FAIL BECAUSE "WHAT THEY DO NOT KNOW IS THAT THEY HAVE DOUBLED THE DETERMINATION OF THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT TO WIN VICTORY". HE ALSO RIDICULED THE IDEA OF NEGOTIATING DIRECTLY WITH THE ISRAELIS SAYING: "WHAT IS THERE TO NEGOTIATE, IF ISRAEL SAYS THAT JERUSALEM IS NOT NEGOTIABLE, THAT THE GOLAN HEIGHTS ARE NOT TO BE DISCUSSED"?.

    FINALLY, THE EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT DECLARED THAT WHAT ISRAEL HAD TAKEN BY FORCE, COULD ONLY BE RESTORED BY FORCE - AND THAT "THE ARAB NATION REALISES THE DANGERS INVOLVED. IT ALSO REALISES THAT IT HAS THE MEANS TO LIBERATE ITS TERRITORIES. THERE IS NO OTHER PATH. IT IS THE ARAB NATION'S PATH TO LIFE AND THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4VX4CYBBV1NQZ9N55BTIMUJ25
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VX4CYBBV1NQZ9N55BTIMUJ25
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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