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    KUWAIT IN THE PERSIAN GULF... MODERN BUILDINGS OF THE NEW CITY BUILT FROM KUWAIT'S OIL?

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    KUWAIT IN THE PERSIAN GULF... MODERN BUILDINGS OF THE NEW CITY BUILT FROM KUWAIT'S OIL WEALTH. FORTY PERCENT OF BRITAIN'S OIL SUPPLIES COME FROM THIS NEWLY-INDEPENDENT SHEIKDOM. ALLIED BY TREATY, BRITAIN ANSWERED THE RULER'S CALL FOR MILITARY HELP FOLLOWING IRAQ'S CLAIM ON KUWAIT.

    IN A TEMPERATURE OF 102 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT, NEWLY-ARRIVED BRITISH TROOPS UNLOADED 105MM ANTI-TANKS GUNS, JULY 2, AT KUWAIT AIRFIELD, AS REPORTS CONTINUED OF IRAQI TROOP MOVEMENTS TOWARDS KUWAIT'S BORDER.

    BY JULY 3, BETWEEN 4,000 AND 5,000 BRITISH TROOPS WITH TANKS AND ARMOURED CARS WERE IN KUWAIT, IN ANSWER TO THE APPEAL BY SHEIK ABDULLAH, THE RULER. UNIT, TRAINED FOR DESERT FIGHTING, SPEED TO BORDER POSITIONS AND ENTRENCHED THEMSELVES, WITH MACHINE GUN COVER - IN SOME PLACES, ONLY 5 MILES FROM IRAQ.

    ACCORDING TO IRAQ, KUWAIT IS AN INDIVISIBLE PART OF IT, BOTH ETHNICALLY AND HISTORICALLY. IRAQI LEADER, GENERAL KASSEM, SAYS THE PEOPLE OF BOTH COUNTRIES ARE OF ONE BLOOD AND ONE SPIRIT AND ACCUSES BRITISH "IMPERIALISTS" OF MAKING FALSE TREATIES WITH RULING SHEIKS IN THEIR PAY.

    WHILE THE BUILD UP OF BRITISH TROOPS CONTINUED, U.K. PRIME MINISTER MACMILLAN REPORTED IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS THAT THE IRAQI THREAT WAS NOT DIMINISHING - ON THE CONTRARY, HE SAID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAJVE0PH0MAG2HC0HAU5NKUAIO
    Media URN:
    VLVAAJVE0PH0MAG2HC0HAU5NKUAIO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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