• Short Summary

    ARAB KINGS AND OTHER CHIEFS OF STATES FROM 13 MIDDLE EAST NATIONS HAVE OPENED THEIR SUMMIT CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS JOINT ACTION AGAINST ISRAEL'S PLANS TO DIVERT WATERS OF THE JORDAN RIVER.

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    ARAB KINGS AND OTHER CHIEFS OF STATES FROM 13 MIDDLE EAST NATIONS HAVE OPENED THEIR SUMMIT CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS JOINT ACTION AGAINST ISRAEL'S PLANS TO DIVERT WATERS OF THE JORDAN RIVER.

    THE CONFERENCE, CALLED BY PRESIDENT NASSER, OPENED IN CAIRO TODAY (MONDAY). IT IS THE FIRST FULL-SCALE HEADS OF STATE CONFERENCE STAGED BY THE ARAB LEAGUE. THEY ARE MEETING AT THE ARAB LEAGUE'S HEADQUARTERS, SURROUNDED BY ELABORATE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS.

    THE ARAB LEADERS ARE EXPECTED TO CONCENTRATE ON THE LONG-TERM IMPLICATIONS OF THE ISRAELI PROJECT. FIRST WATER IS LIKELY TO BE PUMPED FROM THE JORDAN RIVER EARLY THIS YEAR. OPENING UP THE HITHERTO PARCHED NEGEV DESERT AND GIVING A GENERAL BOOST TO THE ISRAELI ECONOMY. ARAB STATES CLAIM THIS WILL POSE A THREAT TO THEIR OWN ECONOMIES
    APART FROM MILITARY INTERVENTION, THE ARAB LEADERS WILL REPORTEDLY CONSIDER TWO OTHER COUNTER-MEASURES. THE FIRST IS RECOURSE TO THE UNITED NATIONS, AND THE SECOND IS TO TAKE REPRISALS BY CUTTING OFF THOSE PARTS OF THE JORDAN'S HEADWATERS IN ARAB TERRITORY.

    THE 13 NATIONS REPRESENTED AT THE TALKS ARE THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC, SYRIA, JORDAN, LEBANON, SAUDI ARABIA, IRAQ, YEMEN, SUDAN, LIBYA, MOROCCO, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, AND KUWAIT.

    FILMED ARRIVING IN CAIRO FOR THE CONFERENCE YESTERDAY ARE: SYRIA'S PRESIDENT AMIN AL HAFEZ; KUWAIT'S SHAIKH AL SABBAH; LIBYA'S CROWN PRINCE AMIR HASSAN RIDA; IRAQ'S PRESIDENT ARIF; ALGERIAN PRESIDENT BEN BELLA, KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN, AND SUDAN'S PRIME MINISTER, IBRAHIM ABBOUD. ALL WERE GREETED ON ARRIVAL BY PRESIDENT IBRAHIM ABBOUD. ALL WERE GREETED ON ARRIVAL BY PRESIDENT NASSER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8NAYWW00EX9A22EODBSHSCM2G
    Media URN:
    VLVA8NAYWW00EX9A22EODBSHSCM2G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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