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    President Anwar Sadat of Egypt on Monday (July 16) accused the United States of trevino to postpone the United Nations Security Council debate on the Middle East crisis "because its position is delicate."
    The President said the U.

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    President Anwar Sadat of Egypt on Monday (July 16) accused the United States of trevino to postpone the United Nations Security Council debate on the Middle East crisis "because its position is delicate."
    The President said the U.S. was trying to avoid the situation where it might be forced to use the veto -- and thus expose itself before the Arab nations.

    He was addressing the policy making Central Committee of the Arab Socialist Union (ASU), Egypt's sole political party.

    Egypt, he said, was determined to see a resumption of the Security Council debate, to complete the intensive diplomatic campaign started earlier this year to explain the Arab case on Israel to the world.

    President Sadat said Egypt was not going to the Security Council for a peaceful solution to the crisis, there was no peaceful solution. Their aim was to get the big powers to face up to their responsibilities.

    Answering members' questions, the President said he had instructed his Foreign Minister Dr Mohammed El Zayyat, who is leading the Egyptian delegation to the Security Council, to reject "compromises and efforts which are being made to issue a weak decision which would not be vetoed by the United States."
    On his recent protracted talks with the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on the merger between the two countries, President Sadat said contacts were still taking place to reach agreement on the best shape for the merger.

    SYNOPSIS: At the Egyptian Parliament building in Cairo on Monday, President Anwar Sadat made a major speech on the Middle East crisis - and the U.N. Security Council debate on the situation. He was addressing the Central Committee of the Arab Socialist Union - Egypt's only political party. President Sadat accused the United States of trying to postpone the debate - to avoid having to use the veto.

    That, he said, would expose the U.S. before the Arab world. President Sadat said Egypt was determined to see the resumption of the Security Council debate. But they did not go to the Council to seek a peaceful solution - because there was no peaceful solution.

    Egypt's aim was to make the big powers face up to their responsibilities.

    Answering questions, the President said his Foreign Minister Dr Zayyat would reject compromises and efforts being made to get a weak decision to save the U.S. from using the veto.

    He said contacts between Libya and Egypt were continuing on the proposed merger between the two countries.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6TFEAXGG541V0NG5B0Z1MRF0Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA6TFEAXGG541V0NG5B0Z1MRF0Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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