• Short Summary

    FRENCH PRESIDENT GEORGES POMPIDOU SAID IN NEW YORK YESTERDAY (TUESDAY, MARCH 3RD) THAT HE AND PRESIDENT NIXON HAVE REACHED A FULL UNDERSTANDING ON THE PROBLEMS OF FRANCE AND THE UNITED STATES.

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    SV POMPIDOU ZOOM OUT TO MV..SOF
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    MR POMPIDOU SPEAKING.



    REPORTER: " DO YOU BELIEVE THAT ISRAEL SHOULD EXIST?"



    POMPIDOU: "(SPEAKS FRENCH)



    INTERPRETER: "AS FROM SUCH TIME AS STATE EXISTS, AND AS FROM SUCH TIME THAT THE POPULATION IS OBVIOUSLY ANIMATED BY ARDENT NATIONAL FEELINGS, WELL, THAT STATE HAS A RIGHT TO EXIST ABSOLUTELY -- AND THAT RIGHT MUST BE ABSOLUTELY RECOGNISED. AS THAT STATE MUST ALSO RECOGNISE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS, AND ESTABLISH RELATIONS WITH THOSE OTHERS. OF COURSE, WE DID DISCUSS THE WHOLE PROBLEM OF THE MIDDLE EAST, AND THE PROBLEM OF THE CONCENTRATION OF THE FOUR POWERS, I EXPRESSED TO MR NIXON HOW WE SAW THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS DIPLOMATIC ACTIVITY, AND OF COURSE HE TOLD ME HOW HE ENVISAGED THE SAME PROBLEM. AND IT'S A FACT THAT WE DO NOT SEE ABSOLUTELY EYE-TO-EYE ON THE SAME LIGHT ON THIS POINT. BUT, I'M SURE, AND IT'S PERFECTLY TRUE, WE HAVE THE SAME OBJECTIVE. AND ESSENTIALLY, THAT OBJECTIVE IS PEACE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THIS BEING SAID, AND FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THIS DISCUSSION WITH YOU, THE PROBLEM OF THE MIDDLE EAST IS, NOT THE ONLY PROBLEM FOR THE UNITED STATED, NOR IS IT THE ONLY PROBLEM FOR FRANCE. WE DISCUSSED A GREAT MANY OTHER PROBLEMS."




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    Background: FRENCH PRESIDENT GEORGES POMPIDOU SAID IN NEW YORK YESTERDAY (TUESDAY, MARCH 3RD) THAT HE AND PRESIDENT NIXON HAVE REACHED A FULL UNDERSTANDING ON THE PROBLEMS OF FRANCE AND THE UNITED STATES. AT HIS FINAL NEWS CONFERENCE BEFORE LEAVING AMERICA, MR POMPIDOU SAID: "WE DON'T SEE EYE TO EYE ON ALL POINTS, BUT WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE SAME OBJECTIVE, AND THAT IS WORLD PEACE."
    THE FRENCH LEADER ALSO EXPLAINED WHY HE CANCELLED A MEETING ON MONDAY WITH JEWISH LEADERS. HE SAID HIS SECURITY MEN WANTED TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS HE MADE. "BUT," HE ADDED, "PERHAPS THE REAL REASON IS MORE FUNDAMENTAL. THERE COMES A TIME WHEN SUCH MEETINGS ARE UNNECESSARY AND EVEN DETRIMENTAL."
    ASKED IF FRANCE PLANNED TO DELIVER TO ISRAEL A NUMBER OF WAR PLANES ALREADY PAID FOR, HE REPLIED: "IN THE PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES, AS LONG AS WAR EXISTS, THE ANSWER IS NO." REGARDING THE LIBYAN PLANE DEAD, HE SAID FRANCE "DIDN'T SET OUT TO SELL PLANES. WE SET OUT TO FILL A VOID AND WE'D RATHER FILL IT THAN HAVE SOMEONE ELSE DO IT."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9L1IM4CDHRTZXCY1SI22GHI7P
    Media URN:
    VLVA9L1IM4CDHRTZXCY1SI22GHI7P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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