• Short Summary

    Delegates from the three countries fighting in the Middle East - Syria, Egypt and Israel - addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Monday (8th October) as the desperate battle continued thousands of miles away.

  • Description

    Delegates from the three countries fighting in the Middle East - Syria, Egypt and Israel - addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Monday (8th October) as the desperate battle continued thousands of miles away. The Assembly's general debate was interrupted for the special statements on the war situation.

    The Isreali Foreign Minister, Abba Eban, acknowledged that his country had suffered "tragic loss of life and blood" in the fighting - but he said israeli forces were successfully repulsing the enemy on both fronts.

    The Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister, Ismail Zkaria, made the opening statement. He accused Israel of launching the aggression against his country and Egypt. Speaking in French, the Syrian Minister said the war was a direct challenge to the world. Syria, he said, was exercising her right of self-defence and was fighting to preserve her territorial integrity.

    The Syrian Minister asked the UN to take steps to "heal the open wound" of the Middle East troubles, and to end the occupation of Arab lands."
    In his statement, the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Mohamed El-Zayyat, charged that Israel had launched a "decoy attack" and Egypt had acted in self-defence. There was loud applause for his statement and for the Syrian Minister. Stony silence greeted Mr. Eban's statement.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8MJ1VQC77MINWXKXH7QUTGIV7
    Media URN:
    VLVA8MJ1VQC77MINWXKXH7QUTGIV7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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