• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT NASSER WARNED HIS PEOPLE LAST NIGHT (23 JULY) THAT EGYPT WOULD HAVE TO GO ON THE OFFENSIVE IF ISRAEL CONTINUED REFUSING TO CO-OPERATE IN FINDING A POLITICAL SOLUTION TO THE MIDDLE EAST CRISIS.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT NASSER WARNED HIS PEOPLE LAST NIGHT (23 JULY) THAT EGYPT WOULD HAVE TO GO ON THE OFFENSIVE IF ISRAEL CONTINUED REFUSING TO CO-OPERATE IN FINDING A POLITICAL SOLUTION TO THE MIDDLE EAST CRISIS.

    HE TOLD LEADERS OF THE NEWLY REFORMED ARABS SOCIALIST UNION AT CAIRO UNIVERSITY THAT ISRAEL WAS SWOLLEN WITH ITS MILITARY SUCCESS. "WE MUST THEREFORE BUILD UP OUR MILITARY FORCES. WHAT WE WANT NOW IS A STRONG OFFENSIVE FORCE. NUT IF A POLITICAL SETTLEMENT CAN BE REACHED ALL THE BETTER".

    THE PRESIDENT SPOKE AFTER BEING ELECTED LEADER OF THE UNION - EGYPT'S ONLY LEGAL POLITICAL PARTY.

    PRESIDENT NASSER PRAISED SOVIET HELP IN REBUILDING EGYPT'S ARMED FORCES AFTER LAST YEAR'S DEFEAT BY ISRAEL. IN THE FACE OF AN ISRAELI ADVANCE EGYPT WAS READY T LEAVE A MARTYR ON EVERY INCH OF OCCUPIED TERRITORY IN ORDER TO LIBERATE ITS KIND. BUT WE HAVE A CUNNING ENEMY, SAID THE PRESIDENT, BACKED BY COUNTRIES THAT GIVE IT MONEY AND WEAPONS. BUT WE HAVE TO LIBERATE EVERY INCH OF ARAB LAND. EGYPT HAD REBUILT ITS DEFENSIVE FORCES NOW IT WANTED A STRONG OFFENSIVE FORCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA853IP07H60GDN1H3PHUWFI7KU
    Media URN:
    VLVA853IP07H60GDN1H3PHUWFI7KU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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