• Short Summary

    POLICE RINGED THE UNITED STATES, BRITISH, FRENCH AND OTHER EMBASSIES IN CAIRO TONIGHT (TUESDAY) AS THOUSANDS OF EGYPTIANS ATTENDED A VAST RALLY IN "LIBERATION SQUARE".

  • Description


    STREET SCENES IN CAIRO GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDINGS: WOMAN SELLING NEWSPAPERS NEWSPAPER PICTURES, INCLUDING ONE OF PRESIDENT NASSER.




    Initials RM/V/RM/OS


    EDITORS: SEE PROD NO. 4919/67 (SOF) "UK: KING FAISAL OF SAUDI ARABIA SPEAKS OF MIDDLE EAST CRISIS AT LONDON PRESS CONFERENCE" ALSO SERVICED TODAY (TUESDAY 24 MAY 1967).

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    Background: POLICE RINGED THE UNITED STATES, BRITISH, FRENCH AND OTHER EMBASSIES IN CAIRO TONIGHT (TUESDAY) AS THOUSANDS OF EGYPTIANS ATTENDED A VAST RALLY IN "LIBERATION SQUARE". IT'S BEEN ONE OF THE FEW SIGNS IN CAIRO OF THE MOUNTING TENSION IN THE MIDDLE EAST THAT THREATENS, AT ANY MOMENT, TO FLARE INTO OPEN WARFARE BETWEEN THE ARAB COUNTRIES AND ISRAEL.

    TOMORROW, THE SURFACE CALM OF CAIRO WILL BE FURTHER DISTURBED BY A MOCK AIR RAID. A NUMBER OF WESTERN COUNTRIES TODAY URGED THEIR NATIONALS TO LEAVE OR AVOID THE MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES. THE "TOURISTS" IN CAIRO AT THE MOMENT INCLUDE U THANT, THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL, WHO FLEW IN TONIGHT ON A PEACE MISSION.

    IN THE UNITED NATIONS, DENMARK AND CANADA TONIGHT ASKED FOR A MEETING OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL TO DEAL WITH "THE EXTREMELY GRAVE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST". THE COUNCIL IS EXPECTED TO MEET TOMORROW. THE SOVIET UNION WARNED TONIGHT THAT IT WOULD JOIN ARAB COUNTRIES IN "RESOLUTE RESISTANCE" TO ANY AGGRESSOR.

    THE MIDDLE EAST TENSION TOOK A SHARP UPWARD TURN TODAY WHEN PRESIDENT NASSER OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC ANNOUNCED HIS DECISION TO SEAL OFF THE STRATEGIC GULF OF AQABA TO ISRAELI SHIPPING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9TNAHZPPX3JYCJAR9602IMOW3
    Media URN:
    VLVA9TNAHZPPX3JYCJAR9602IMOW3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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