• Short Summary

    The Arab League Council, which has been meeting in Cairo, is expected to issue a strong condemnation of United States arms supplies to Israel, at its closing session on Saturday, (7 April).

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    SCU Riad & Yafu seated talking, camera PANS TO Nofal of Arab League
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    SCU Delegates listening
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    SCU Delegates talking
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    SV Delegates seated including Lebanon, Libya, Egypt Mahgreb
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    SCU Syrian delegate making notes
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    SCU Riad discussing document
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    Initials SGM/1249 SGM/1259



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Arab League Council, which has been meeting in Cairo, is expected to issue a strong condemnation of United States arms supplies to Israel, at its closing session on Saturday, (7 April).

    A draft resolution denounces the "increasing American association with the Israeli aggression" by the supply of sophisticated weapons. This, the Arab League regards as participation in an armed aggression on the Arab nations. The League warns if such support for Israel continues, it would jeopardise United States interest in the Arab countries.

    The six day session of the League Council was expected to end on Friday (6 April), but because the political committee was still engaged on routine matters, the resolution was expected to be announced on Saturday. (April 17)
    The major issue discussed at the Council meeting was the reports that the united States is going to supply Israel with more weapons, including Phantom and Skyhawk warplanes.

    On Wednesday the League's Assistant Secretary General, Dr. Sayed Nofal told reporters that delegates had agreed on a plan to close down "open bridges" between Jordan and the Israeli-Occupied West Bank of the River Jordan.

    The Arab League's 18 member states will hold a further council meeting next month.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Mahmoud Riad of Egypt, Secretary General of the Arab League, talks with colleagues at a League Council session in Cairo on Thursday. On his left Mr. Mustafa Yafu of the Yamen - right the League Assistant General Secretary, Dr. Sayed Nofal.

    At the closing session on Saturday, resolutions are expected to condemn further United States arms supplies to Israel. The League regards the supply of Phantom or Skyhawk warplanes to Israel as an armed aggression on the Arab nations. The League warns that continued military support for Israel would jeopardise United States interests in the Arab countries.

    Delegates from eighteen member states have also agreed on a plan to close open bridges between Jordan and the Israeli occupied West Bank. The Arab League Council will meet again next month.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAKKAG4KOZQHL5GC0GOQETYUTP
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKKAG4KOZQHL5GC0GOQETYUTP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
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