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    Egypt's President Anwar Sadat spoke out against critics both at home and abroad, who have attacked his close ties with the Soviet Union.

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    Egypt's President Anwar Sadat spoke out against critics both at home and abroad, who have attacked his close ties with the Soviet Union. In a speech to packed National Assembly on Sunday (14 May), the President disclosed that he had received a petition attacking the Soviet Union from members of the former Egyptian Revolutionary Junta.

    President Sadat said that he would distribute the petition to members of the national Assembly for them to discuss, and asked that criticism be brought out in the open.

    The Egyptian leader said that Moscow stands by Egypt both militarily and economically. As the President was speaking, Soviet Defence Minster Andrei Grechko flew into Cairo from Damascus for a four-day visit, during which he will have talks with Egyptian leaders. president Sadat Mentioned Marshal Grechko's visit as an example of continued Soviet cooperation, but frankly admitted that there have been some differences with the soviets.

    The Egyptian leader again denounced the Untied States in strong terms saying: "There is no point in talking to the Americans because they are even more Israeli than the Israelis themselves."
    SYNOPSIS: At the National Assembly in Cairo on Monday, Egypt's President Anwar Sadat arrive to answer critics both at home and abroad, who have attacked his close ties with the Soviet Union. His speech came as Soviet Defence Minister Andrei Grechko flew into Cairo from Damascus for a four-day visit and talks with Egyptian leaders.

    President Sadat disclosed that he had received a petition attacking the Soviet Union from members of the former Egyptian Revolutionary Junta. He told the National Assembly that he would distribute the petition, and he encouraged discussion on the subject. President Sadat mentioned Marshal Grechko's visit as an example of continued Soviet cooperation, but frankly admitted that there have been some differences with the Soviets. He likened the differences to those found in any home, but nothing like the relations between Israel and the United States. He said the Israeli's were merely agents of U.S. The Egyptian leader went on to give a detailed account of his recent visits to Algeria, Libya and Tunisia and added that he had received full backing there for the confrontation with Israel. He said, "We are going into an inevitable battle with Israel because we cannot accept the conditions they want to impose on us."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAH7LJFYI2PU1TK9Y6T80HSUCI
    Media URN:
    VLVAAH7LJFYI2PU1TK9Y6T80HSUCI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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