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    THE SOVIET PRIME MINISTER, MR. KOSYGIN, AND THE USSR DELEGATION WALKED OUT OF THE UNITED?

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    UN BUILDING; PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY-GENERAL; DELEGATES; KOSYGIN AND EBAN SPEAKING. (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: KOSYGIN (THROUGH TRANSLATOR) "ON THE FIFTH OF JUNE ISRAEL STARTED WAR AGAINST THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC AGAINST SYRIA AND JORDAN. THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL FLOUTED THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS, PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, AND SHOWN THAT ALL ITS PEACEFUL ASPIRATIONS WERE FALSE THROUGH AND THROUGH. WE ARE CONVINCED THAT THE UNITED NATIONS WILL REJECT ATTEMPTS TO IMPOSE ON THE ARAB PEOPLES A SETTLEMENT THAT MIGHT JEOPARDISE THEIR LEGITIMATE INTEREST AND HURT THEIR FEELINGS OR SELF RESPECT. TERRITORIAL CONQUESTS, IF THEY WERE RECOGNISED BY VARIOUS STATES, WILL ONLY LEAD TO NEW AND PERHAPS EVEN LARGER CONFLICTS. CONSEQUENTLY, PEACE AND SECURITY IN THE MIDDLE-EAST WOULD REMAIN DELUSORY. SUCH A SITUATION CANNOT BE PERMITTED TO ARISE, AND ONE MAY REST ASSURED THAT THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. ATTEMPTS TO CONSOLIDATE THE FRUITS OF AGGRESSION WILL IN THE LONG RUN BACKFIRE AGAINST ISRAEL AND ITS PEOPLE."



    EBAN: "IN 1948 THE SOVIET UNION IN THE SECURITY COUNCIL CONDEMNED WHAT IS CALLED ARAB AGGRESSION, BUT IN THE LAST 14 YEARS THE PICTURE HAS CHANGED. FIRST OF ALL THERE HAS BEEN THE ARMS RACE. SINCE 1955 THE SOVIET UNION HAS SUPPLIED THE ARAB STATES WITH MISSILES AND TANKS, OF WHICH MORE THAN 1,000 HAVE GONE TO EGYPT. IT HAS SUPPLIED THE ARAB STATES WITH 700 MODERN FIGHTER AIRCRAFT AND BOMBERS, MORE RECENTLY WITH GROUP MISSILES. AND EGYPT ALONE HAS RECEIVED FROM THE USSR 540 FIELD GUNS; 130 MEDIUM GUNS; 200 120MM MORTARS; 695 ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS; 175 ROCKET LAUNCHERS; 650 ANTI-TANK GUNS; SEVEN DESTROYERS; A NUMBER OF .... AND ....GROUND-TO-GROUND MISSILES 14 SUBMARINES AND 46 TORPEDO BOATS OF VARIOUS TYPES INCLUDING MISSILES CARRYING BOATS. AND THUS A GREAT POWER PROFESSING DEVOTION TO PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT AND THE RIGHTS OF STATE HAS FOR 14 YEARS AFFLICTED THE MIDDLE-EAST WITH A HEADLONG ARMAMENTS RACE."




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    Background: THE SOVIET PRIME MINISTER, MR. KOSYGIN, AND THE USSR DELEGATION WALKED OUT OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY TODAY (MONDAY) DURING THE DEBATE ON THE MIDDLE-EAST WAR, AS ISRAEL'S FOREIGN MINISTER, MR EBAN, DENOUNCED RUSSIAN'S MIDDLE-EAST POLICY. EARLIER MR KOSYGIN HAD OPENED THE DEBATE.

    THE SOVIET PRIME MINISTER OPENED THE DEBATE BY ACCUSING ISRAEL OF UNLEASHING THE WAR, AND AFTERWARDS MR EBAN SPOKE.

    THE UNITED STATES, WHICH HAD OPTED FOR FIRST PLACE IN THE LIST OF SPEAKERS, DEFERRED YESTERDAY TO THE SOVIET UNION IN A GESTURE TO THE FACT THAT THE SOVIET, DELEGATION HAD INITIATED THE MOVE FOR THE EMERGENCY SESSION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8HD8JPJCSHOIWMDOJFZFVSU4P
    Media URN:
    VLVA8HD8JPJCSHOIWMDOJFZFVSU4P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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