• Short Summary

    AT AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW IN DJAKARTA FEB. 16, MAJOR-GENERAL AHMAD JANI, CHIEF OF STAFF, "WEST IRIAN OPERATIONS COMMAND", WAS QUESTIONED ABOUT LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DISPUTE OVER WEST NEW GUINEA (WEST IRIAN):
    ON FEB. 25, PRESIDENT SOEKARNO DECLARED GENERAL MOBILIZATION THROUGHOUT INDONESIA.

  • Description

    1.
    LS MAIN STREET IN DJAKARTA
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    2.
    MLS ARMY HEADQUARTERS
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    3.
    MS SOLDIER AT HQ
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    4.
    MS S.O.F. QUESTION: "GENERAL JANI, SINCE THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF PRESIDENT SOEKARNO'S..........PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT POSSIBLE."
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    5.
    MCU JANI S.O.F. (OFF SCREEN) "GENERAL IN THE EVENT OF A PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT...........(AND ANSWER BY JANI)....BY 1962 WILL BE SETTLED."
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    6.
    CU JANI S.O.F. (QUESTION OFF SCREEN) "INDONESIA MAINTAINS THAT... (AND JANI ANSWERS) ...........TO FACE THE DUTCH IN WEST IRIAN."
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: QUESTION: "GENERAL JANI, SINCE THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF PRESIDENT SOEKARNO'S THREE-POINTED DEMAND AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, IS THERE ANY FRESH HOPE OF A PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT OF THE WEST IRIAN ISSUE?"



    ANSWER: "WELL, THE FACT THAT UP TO NOW WE HAVEN'T LAUNCHED ANY ATTACK ON WEST IRIAN IS THE PROOF THAT WE STILL HAVE HOPES THAT A PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT WILL BE FEASIBLE."



    SEQ. 5: QUESTION: "GENERAL, IN THE EVENT OF A PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT, IS INDONESIA PREPARED TO ACCEPT UNITED NATIONS CONTROL?"



    ANSWER: "I THINK WE HAVE STATED CLEARLY THAT WE DON'T WANT TO ACCEPT ANY FORM OF CONTROL AND EVEN TO DISCUSS THE MATTER WITH THE DUTCH ON THE BASIS OF TRANSFER OF ADMINISTRATION."



    QUESTION: "I SEE. AND HOW LONG THEN WOULD INDONESIA WAIT TO GIVE TRANSFER?"



    ANSWER: "WE HAVE STATED IT CLEARLY, ALSO THAT WITHIN 1962 THE WEST IRIAN ISSUE SHOULD BE SETTLED."



    SEQ. 6: QUESTION: "INDONESIA MAINTAINS THAT SHE IS PREPARED, FROM AT LEAST A MILITARY POINT OF VIEW. TO MEET THE DUTCH, IF NECESSARY, AND UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES."



    ANSWER: "THAT IS TRUE. THIS QUESTION HAS BEEN PUT FORWARD TO ME SEVERAL TIMES, AND MY ANSWER IS ALWAYS CONFIRMED - THAT YOU MUST NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE CAPABILITIES OF OUR ARMED FORCES. AS FAR AS THE DUTCH ARE CONCERNED, WE ARE NOT AFRAID AND WE WILL USE OUR OWN WAY AND OUR OWN PAST ACTIONS TO FACE THE DUTCH IN WEST IRIAN."




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    Background: AT AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW IN DJAKARTA FEB. 16, MAJOR-GENERAL AHMAD JANI, CHIEF OF STAFF, "WEST IRIAN OPERATIONS COMMAND", WAS QUESTIONED ABOUT LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DISPUTE OVER WEST NEW GUINEA (WEST IRIAN):
    ON FEB. 25, PRESIDENT SOEKARNO DECLARED GENERAL MOBILIZATION THROUGHOUT INDONESIA. AN OFFICIAL SPOKESMAN SAID ALL PERSONS AGED BETWEEN 18 AND 40 WOULD BE LIABLE TO BE CALLED UP FOR TRAINING FOR MILITARY DUTIES OR CIVIL DEFENSE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5TUM4RF6PRJVRPKML8R2DWAXB
    Media URN:
    VLVA5TUM4RF6PRJVRPKML8R2DWAXB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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