• Short Summary

    Arab Chiefs of Staff, meeting in Cairo on Tuesday (December 12), completed work on a recommendation to the Arab League for a joint military confrontation with Israel.

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    Arab Chiefs of Staff, meeting in Cairo on Tuesday (December 12), completed work on a recommendation to the Arab League for a joint military confrontation with Israel. During the meeting, attended by delegates from the 18 Arab League member states, Egyptian War Minister General Ahmed Ismail warned that lack of united military action would enable Israel 'to perpetuate its occupation of Arab lands'. Military force was the only way to restore Arab rights, he said.

    The Chiefs of Staff also passed a recommendation for the establishment of a military weapons organisation to supply Arab countries with arms.

    SYNOPSIS: Military Chiefs of Staff of the eighteen Arab League member nations met in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday and after a day-long conference recommended joint military confrontation with Israel. They also, at the end of their meeting, recommended the establishment of a military weapons organisation to supply Arab countries with arms. Details of the recommendations were being kept secret.

    Egyptian War Minister General Ahmed Ismail, addressing the conference, warned that lack of united military action would enable Israel to perpetuate its occupation of Arab lands.

    General Ismail talked about the futility of world efforts to move Israel from occupied territory, and said military force was the only way to restore Arab rights.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAACEN138DCDTSBMKAMJYPTGGP3
    Media URN:
    VLVAACEN138DCDTSBMKAMJYPTGGP3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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