• Short Summary

    Egypt's President Anwar Sadat on Wednesday (19 April) told a special session of Parliament that the United States was responsible for building up tension in the Middle East, by stepping up its supply of arms to Israel
    The President also accused the United States of trying to isolate Egypt from its friend -- the Soviet Union.

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    Egypt's President Anwar Sadat on Wednesday (19 April) told a special session of Parliament that the United States was responsible for building up tension in the Middle East, by stepping up its supply of arms to Israel
    The President also accused the United States of trying to isolate Egypt from its friend -- the Soviet Union.

    The speech, considered highly significant in the Middle East, came amid persistent reports that President Sadat will visit Moscow before President Nixon's visit -- to acquaint Kremlin leaders with the present feeling of the Arab World towards the Middle East impasse.

    SYNOPSIS: In Cairo on Thursday a special meeting of Parliament - and a significant speech from Egypt's President Sadat. Leading members of the Egyptian Government joined other members of Parliament to hear the President deliver a major speech on the Middle East crisis. There were formal greetings at the door as the President arrived.

    President Sadat's speech was to contain a bitter attack on the United States - which he blamed for causing a new built up in tension in the Middle East. This is caused, he said, by the supply of United States arms to Israel. The President also warned against United States attempts to isolate Egypt from the Soviet Union -- a country the described as "Egypt's friend". Egypt's only political organisation is the Arab Socialist Union - and at this meeting, President Sadat reaffirmed no other organisation would be allowed to operate.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7NP4ZMF6YFDK37C65WQ77JWCX
    Media URN:
    VLVA7NP4ZMF6YFDK37C65WQ77JWCX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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