• Short Summary

    THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL SET OUT TODAY (MONDAY) TO SURMOUNT EAST-WEST DIFFERENCES AND WORK OUT A WAY TO CURE MIDDLE EAST TENSION BEFORE IT FLAES INTO AN ARAB-ISRAELI WAR.

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    THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL SET OUT TODAY (MONDAY) TO SURMOUNT EAST-WEST DIFFERENCES AND WORK OUT A WAY TO CURE MIDDLE EAST TENSION BEFORE IT FLAES INTO AN ARAB-ISRAELI WAR. FROM THE VATICAN CITY LAST NIGHT CAME A CALL FROM POPE PAUL FOR HONOURABLE AND REASONABLE NEGOTIATIONS TO PREVENT WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

    IT IS NOW TEN DAYS SINCE THE UNITED NATIONS MADE THEIR TECHNICAL WITHDRAWAL FROM THE GAZA STRIP, BUT IT TAKES MORE THAN 10 DAYS FOR THE 10 YEARS OF U.N. ESTABLISHMENT TO BE WIPED OUT. ON FRIDAY LAST, SWEDISH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE U.N. FORCE WERE STILL MAKING THEIR FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR DEPARTURE. AND IN NEARBY EL ARICH, SOLDIERS OF THE PALESTINE LIBRATION ARMY CONTINUED TO REINFORCE THEIR POSSESSION OF THE GAZA ZONE.

    AT THE UNITED NATIONS, DELEGATES TO THE 15-NATION SECURITY COUNCIL FACED A REPORT FROM SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT ON HIS CAIRO PEACE MISSION LAST WEEK, AND EGYPTIAN ACCUSATIONS OF ISRAELI AGGRESSION. THE FIRST COUNCIL MEETING LAST WEDNESDAY (17 MAY) FOUNDERED ON SOVIET AND AFRO-ASIAN OBJECTIONS AND ENDED INDECISIVELY.

    PRESIDENT NASSER CLAIMS TO HAVE 195,000 TROOPS MASSED ALONG AND AROUND THE 117 MILE (187 KM) FRONTIER WITH ISRAEL, WITH 300,000 RESERVISTS. PREMIER ESHKOL OF ISRAEL HAS ABOUT 275,000 TROOPS AT HIS CALL. BUT AROUND THEM ARE THE 55,000 TROOPS OF SAUDI ARABIA, THE 50,000 TROOPS OF JORDAN, AND THE 70,000 TROOPS OF SYRIA. ALL ARE PLEDGED TO SUPPORTING EGYPT.

    LATEST MOVES IN THE CRISIS INCLUDE A SURPRISE VISIT TO MOSCOW TODAY OF THE SYRIAN HEAD OF STATE, DR NUREDOIN AL-ATASSI. AT THE AIRPORT TO MEET HIM WAS SOVIET PREMIER ALEXEI KOSYGIN, WHO LAST WEEK HELD DISCUSSIONS WITHE EGYPTIAN WAR MINISTER SHAMSEDDIN BADRAN, AND FOREIGN MINISTER ANDREI GROMYKO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA64JKNJE9AODP69REDAXD97AJG
    Media URN:
    VLVA64JKNJE9AODP69REDAXD97AJG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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