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    IN THE UNITED NATIONS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), THE YEMEN DELEGATE, MR. Y. H. GEGHMAN, CHARGED THE?

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    IN THE UNITED NATIONS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), THE YEMEN DELEGATE, MR. Y. H. GEGHMAN, CHARGED THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WITH "AN UNPROVOKED ACT OF SAVAGERY" - THE BRITISH AIR ATTACK ON A FORT AT HAREEB LAST SATURDAY. MR. GEGHMAN ACCUSED BRITAIN OF TRYING TO STAT A "HOT WAR" IN SOUTHERN ARABIA, AND THUS PLUNGE THE WHOLE REGION INTO CHAOS.

    BRITAIN'S DELEGATE, SIR PATRICK DEAN, DENIED THE CHARGES, BROUGHT BEFORE A SPECIALLY-SUMMONED SESSION OF THE 11-NATION SECURITY COUNCIL. HE SAID THAT THE RAID WAS MADE TO PROTECT THE FEDERATION OF SOUTH ARABIA, A BRITISH PROTECTORATE, ITSELF THE VICTIM OF REPEATED ACTS OF YEMEN AGGRESSION.

    MR. GEGHMAN, OF YEMEN SAID:
    SO, THEIR POLICY TOWARDS THE YEMEN ARAB REPUBLIC WAS AIMED AT CREATING AND PROMOTING TROUBLE - THIS WITNESS - BY WHICH THEY HOPE TO CONVINCE THE YEMEN ARAB REPUBLIC THAT PEACE COULD NEVER BE ACHIEVED - UNLESS WE OBEYED BRITISH TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

    SIR PATRICK DEAN, OF BRITAIN, SAID:
    LEAFLETS IN ARABIC WERE DROPPED IN THE AREA OF THE FORT, ADVISING ALL PEOPLE, ALL PERSONS, TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY. MY GOVERNMENT REGRETS SINCERELY ANY LOSS OF LIFE WHICH MAY HAVE OCCURRED. BUT I THINK THE COUNCIL WILL AGREE THAT ALL POSSIBLE STEPS WERE TAKEN TO AVOID IT. AND IF CASUALTIES DID, IN FACT, OCCUR AT THE FORT, IT WAS BECAUSE THE LEAFLET WARNING WAS IGNORED. IN ANY CASE, MY GOVERNMENT DOES NOT ACCEPT THE FIGURES CASUALTIES GIVEN TODAY BY THE YEMEN REPUBLICAN AUTHORITIES. THE ONLY WEAPONS USED IN THE ATTACK WERE ROCKETS AND CANNON-FIRE, AND NONE WENT ASTRAY. NO BOMBS WERE USED, AND THE ATTACKS WERE, AS I SAY, SOLELY CONFINED TO THE FORT, AND NO ATTACK WAS MADE ON THE TOWN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5ML3TS6DPYQEMPBGVO0Y6HV3X
    Media URN:
    VLVA5ML3TS6DPYQEMPBGVO0Y6HV3X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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