• Short Summary

    In a nationwide television broadcast on Thursday (January 17), President Richard Nixon informed the United States public that Israel and Egypt had reached agreement on a separation of forces along the Suez Canal.

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    In a nationwide television broadcast on Thursday (January 17), President Richard Nixon informed the United States public that Israel and Egypt had reached agreement on a separation of forces along the Suez Canal. Simultaneous announcements were made in Tel Aviv and Cairo.

    President Nixon hailed the troop disengagement as the first significant stop towards peace in the Middle East. The President said he did not underestimate the difficulties which lay ahead in trying to reach a permanent peace, but pledged the full support of the United States to all efforts aimed at ending the twenty-five years of unrest in the Middle East.

    The United States could be proud of its role in the Middle East, the President told the American viewing audience. And, he singled out State Secretary Henry Kissinger, the man who acted as a go-between in the negotiations, for special praise.

    "The Middle East", Mr. Nixon warned, "was the area of the world where the great powers could potentially be brought into confrontation."
    The agreement calls for Israel to pullback its forces about twenty miles to a hilly area in the Sinai. Egypt agreed to thin out its forces along the Suez Canal and to restrict its heavy armaments in the area. The agreement was signed by Egypt and Israel at kilometre 101 at noon on Friday (January 18).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5I4G92633E0FJJW3ZJ13FAB9D
    Media URN:
    VLVA5I4G92633E0FJJW3ZJ13FAB9D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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