• Short Summary

    Lebanese Prime Minster, Selim al-Hoss, has condemned Sunday's (22 July) raid by Israeli aircraft on coastal villages south of Beirut as an "unjustified crime against peaceful citizens." Dozens of people were reported killed or wounded in the raid which Damascus says was cut short by the intervention of Syrian aircraft.

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    Lebanese Prime Minster, Selim al-Hoss, has condemned Sunday's (22 July) raid by Israeli aircraft on coastal villages south of Beirut as an "unjustified crime against peaceful citizens." Dozens of people were reported killed or wounded in the raid which Damascus says was cut short by the intervention of Syrian aircraft. Jordan's King Hussein meanwhile arrived in Syria on Saturday (21 July) for talks with President Hafez al-Assad on the present situation in the Middle East.

    SYNOPSIS: Damascus is the latest stop or a Middle East tour which began in Riyad where the Jordanian leader had two days' talks with King Khalid of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Fahd. President Assad also met Palestine Liberation Organisation Leader, Yasser Arafat, in the Syrian capital last week. A high-level Syrian delegation greeted King Hussein -- including Prime Minister, Mohammed al-Halabi, and Foreign Minister, Abdel-Halim Khaddam. The three top aides in the Jordanian party included Prime Minister Modar Badran.

    The two leaders then moved to the Presidential palace for talks on bilateral relations and developments in the Middle East since the signing of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.

    President Assad says the treaty obstructs peace in the Middle East and has reaffirmed that his country will continue to seek a just and lasting settlement for the Palestinian people. King Hussein also opposes the Camp David peace agreement, and recently played host to Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who firmly believes in unified Arab opposition to the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA511DE9FTS6U8SMHEL8RB3JWS8
    Media URN:
    VLVA511DE9FTS6U8SMHEL8RB3JWS8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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