• Short Summary

    The Arab League's Joint Defence Council meeting in Cairo on Wednesday (5 February) asked Defence Ministers for a report on Lebanon's defence needs to counter Israeli attacks in the south of the country.

  • Description

    The Arab League's Joint Defence Council meeting in Cairo on Wednesday (5 February) asked Defence Ministers for a report on Lebanon's defence needs to counter Israeli attacks in the south of the country.

    The Council, made up of Foreign and Defence Ministers of League member nations, met at Lebanon's request following repeated Israeli attacks on suspected Palestinian guerrilla bases in southern Lebanon. It's thought Lebanon has a plan based on Arab financial aid to enable it to buy arms and develop its armed forces.

    The Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ismail Fahmi, speaking to the Council, criticised those Arab nations which he said did no more than make rhetorical statements about the Israeli issue. He said Lebanon had proved it was shouldering its Pan-Arab responsibilities fully.

    The League's Secretary General, Mr. Mahmoud Riad, called on the ministers to concentrate on one question..... how to repel Israel and prevent continued attacks against Lebanon.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6FQCPDBZEY6OLCHUYWZXZTF9K
    Media URN:
    VLVA6FQCPDBZEY6OLCHUYWZXZTF9K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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