• Short Summary

    THE OFFICIAL ALGERIAN NEWS AGENCY TODAY (WEDNESDAY) PUBLISHED CORRECTIONS TO A MAJOR POLICY SPEECH BY PRIME MINISTER HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE, CONSIDERABLY MODIFYING IT ON TWO KEY ISSUES - VIETNAM AND ARAB SUMMIT CONFERENCES.

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    THE OFFICIAL ALGERIAN NEWS AGENCY TODAY (WEDNESDAY) PUBLISHED CORRECTIONS TO A MAJOR POLICY SPEECH BY PRIME MINISTER HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE, CONSIDERABLY MODIFYING IT ON TWO KEY ISSUES - VIETNAM AND ARAB SUMMIT CONFERENCES. COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE DELIVERED THE SPEECH YESTERDAY AT A MILITARY PARADE IN ALGIERS TO MARK THE 12TH ANNIVERSARY OF ALGERIA'S UPRISING AGAINST FRENCH RULE.

    COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE CONDEMNED WHAT HE DESCRIBED AS THE CRIMINAL BOMBING OF VIETNAM AND SAID: "WE CALL ON AMERICAN LEADERS TO SEARCH IMMEDIATELY WITH THE SOUTH VIETNAM NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT FOR A SOLUTION TO THE ASPIRATIONS OF THE PEOPLE OF VIETNAM TO SELF-DETERMINATION AND UNITY." ON MATTERS CLOSER HOME, HE URGED ARAB STATES TO PURSUE THE POLICY OF SUMMIT MEETINGS ATTENDED BY KINGS AND HEADS OF STATE.

    TODAY, HOWEVER, THE NEWS AGENCY ISSUED A CORRECTED VERSION OF THE SPEECH, DELETING COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE'S APPEAL TO THE U.S. IT LEFT IN THE REFERENCE TO THE "CRIMINAL BOMBINGS" OF NORTH VIETNAM. INSTEAD OF HIS ORIGINAL REMARK ON ARAB SUMMITS, THE AGENCY QUOTED HIM AS URGING ARAB STATES "TO PURSUE CONSULTATIONS AND MEETINGS AT EVERY LEVEL."
    COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE'S SPEECH CAME JUST THREE WEEKS BEFORE U.S. SENATOR EDWARD KENNEDY IS TO VISIT ALGERIA, WHERE HE IS EXPECTED TO DISCUSS VIETNAM WITH GOVERNMENT LEADERS. DESPITE OFFICIAL DENIALS, THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS IN DIPLOMATIC CIRCLES IN THE PAST THAT ALGERIA HAS BEEN THE AVENUE OF BEHIND - THE SCENES PEACE CONTACTS BETWEEN THE AMERICANS AND THE VIET CONG.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAAIOSO9VT9USVXGUG8NB45SXD
    Media URN:
    VLVAAAIOSO9VT9USVXGUG8NB45SXD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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