• Short Summary

    CONGO-KINSHASA PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU WARNED ON SATURDAY THAT HIS COUNTRY WOULD EXERCISE ITS 'RIGHT OF PURSUIT' AGAINST ANYONE ATTEMPTING TO "LIBERATE" THE COUNTRY FROM HIS REGIME.

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    MOBUTU ARRIVES; SPEAKING; AUDIENCE.




    Initials TS/VS/JF/FR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: CONGO-KINSHASA PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU WARNED ON SATURDAY THAT HIS COUNTRY WOULD EXERCISE ITS 'RIGHT OF PURSUIT' AGAINST ANYONE ATTEMPTING TO "LIBERATE" THE COUNTRY FROM HIS REGIME. THE PRESIDENT WAS SPEAKING AT THE END OF A TWO-MONTH SEMINAR IN KINSHASA OF THE POPULAR MOVEMENT OF THE REVOLUTION (M.P.R.) THE COUNTRY'S RULING AND ONLY POLITICAL PARTY.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU SAID THAT SOME AFRICAN COUNTRIES WERE SHELTERING TRAINING CAMPS FOR CONGOLESE PLANNING TO "LIBERATE" THE CONGO FROM HIS REGIME. BUT, HE WARNED, "WHEN THEY COME TO SPOIL THE PEACE IN OUR COUNTRY, WE SHALL MAKE USE OF OUR RIGHT OF PURSUIT".

    THE PRESIDENT DID NOT SAY WHICH COUNTRIES WERE CONCERNED.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU WAS MAKING A TWO-HOUR SPEECH AT THE CLOSING SESSION OF THE TWO-MONTH SEMINAR. DURING THE SPEECH HE ALSO ATTACKED THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA FOR THE CONGO THROUGH PAMPHLETS AND MAGAZINE ARTICLES. AS LONG AS HE WAS IN POWER, SAID THE PRESIDENT, CONGO-KINSHASA WOULD VOTE AGAINST CHINA'S ADMISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA53I942E4CHAKHZDL44PJQX5K6
    Media URN:
    VLVA53I942E4CHAKHZDL44PJQX5K6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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