• Short Summary

    President Anwar Sadat on Monday (30 August) called for unanimous support from Egyptians in Wednesday's (1 September) plebiscite for the projected federation with Libya and Syria.

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    President Anwar Sadat on Monday (30 August) called for unanimous support from Egyptians in Wednesday's (1 September) plebiscite for the projected federation with Libya and Syria.

    In an address to the nation on television, he said the tripartite alliance would bring together half the population of the Arab world and would form a solid nucleus for further steps towards Arab unity. He added that the alliance would enable the Arab world to carry out a new strategy against Israel.

    SYNOPSIS: President Anwar Sadat appealed to Egyptians for unanimous support in Wednesday's plebiscite for the projected federation with Libya and Syria. He made his appeal in a nation-wide address on television on Monday evening.

    The Egyptian President said the tripartite alliance would bring together half the population of the Arab world and that it would form a solid nucleus for further steps towards Arab unity. He added that it would also enable the Arab world to carry out a new strategy against Israel. But he warned that a lack of cohesion was still weakening the Arab front and said that the only nations effectively facing Israel were Syria in the north and Egypt in the south. The President said that Jordan was now out of the battle. "Its armed forces are massed against Syria, not against Israel", he said.

    The federation would provide new strength for the struggle, he said, but without diminishing the independence of the three states forming it.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6CCNRE24FHNJ09LMRYGCSKVSU
    Media URN:
    VLVA6CCNRE24FHNJ09LMRYGCSKVSU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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