• Short Summary

    THERE IS NOW NO DIPLOMATIC LINK BETWEEN MOROCCO AND SYRIA. MOROCCO RECALLED HER AMBASSADOR LAST?

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    THERE IS NOW NO DIPLOMATIC LINK BETWEEN MOROCCO AND SYRIA. MOROCCO RECALLED HER AMBASSADOR LAST MONTH AND YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), THE SYRIAN AMBASSADOR TAITEM KILANI SAID GOODBYE TO FRIENDS IN RABAT, AND WITH HIS FAMILY FLEW OFF - PERSONA NON GRATA. THE TROUBLE IS OVER THE MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE OF BEN BARKA, THE MOROCCAN OPPOSITION LEADER.

    THE MOROCCAN RECALL OF THE AMBASSADOR FOLLOWED SYRIAN PRESS ATTACKS ON THE MOROCCAN GOVERNMENT FOR ITS ALLEGED PART IN THE KIDNAPPING OF BEN BARKA IN PARIS. A FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN IN RABAT SAID THE SYRIAN ATTITUDE WAS NOT IN THE SPIRIT OF THE CASABLANCA PACT UNDER WHICH ARAB STATES AGREE TO HALT PRESS WARFARE BETWEEN THEM.

    AMBASSADORS WERE EXCHANGE BETWEEN MOROCCO AND SYRIA ONLY LAST FEBRUARY. IN 1963, THE TWO COUNTRIES WERE IN DISPUTE OVER BEN BARKA, WHO WAS CONDEMNED TO DEATH IN HIS ABSENCE AFTER CALLING ON MOROCCANS TO REVOLT DURING A BORDER DISPUTE BETWEEN MOROCCO AND ALGERIA. THE MOROCCAN GOVERNMENT THEN ACCUSED THE SYRIAN AUTHORITIES OF HARBOURING AND HELPING HIM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9CWXZQ8VWF4UG5DRI79ZA9FVC
    Media URN:
    VLVA9CWXZQ8VWF4UG5DRI79ZA9FVC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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