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    PRESIDENT NASSER YESTERDAY (MONDAY) PLEDGED FULL SUPPORT TO ANY ARAB COMMANDO OPERATIONS AGAINST ISRAEL. HE?

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    PRESIDENT NASSER YESTERDAY (MONDAY) PLEDGED FULL SUPPORT TO ANY ARAB COMMANDO OPERATIONS AGAINST ISRAEL. HE WAS ADDRESSING THE OPENING SESSION OF THE NEW EGYPTIAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IN CAIRO.

    THE SPEECH, WHICH LASTED FOR AN HOUR, FOLLOWED THE OPENING OF THE NEWLY ELECTED NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BY THE SPEAKER, DR. LABIB CHOKER. THE ASSEMBLY, WHICH IS THE CHIEF EGYPTIAN LEGISLATIVE BODY, REPRESENTS THE FINAL STAGE OF PRESIDENT NASSER'S REFORM OF THE EGYPTIAN POLITICAL MACHINE. WORKERS AND FARMERS ARE GUARANTEED HALF OF THE 350 SEATS.

    PRESIDENT NASSER SAID THAT THE UAR WOULD NEVER "NEGOTIATE WITH AN ENEMY OCCUPYING OUR LAND" AND WARNED THAT A GREAT DEAL OF MONEY WOULD HAVE TO BE SPENT ON THE ARMED FORCES. THERE COULD BE NO HOPE OF A POLITICAL SETTLEMENT OF MIDDLE EAST PROBLEMS." UNLESS OUR ENEMY FEELS THAT WE CAN REPEL HER MILITARY," HE SAID AND ADDED "OUR NATION NO LONGER WANTS WORDS, OUR PEOPLE WANT ACTION AND NOT JUST WORDS". THE ROLE OF ARAB COMMANDO ORGANISATIONS WAS, IN HIS VIEW, INCREASING IN IMPORTANCE, AS THEY ARE" DRAINING THE ENEMY'S POTENTIAL. THE PRESIDENT THANKED THE SOVIET UNION FOR HELPING TO RE-EQUIP THE EGYPTIAN ARMED FORCES FOLLOWING THE 1967 JUNE WAR. HE ALSO PAID TRIBUTE TO SAUDI ARABIA, LIBYA AND KUWAIT FOR THEIR FINANCIAL HELP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5OHPD6VOV7GHMMYTFQY0326G6
    Media URN:
    VLVA5OHPD6VOV7GHMMYTFQY0326G6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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