• Short Summary

    THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESUMED ITS DEBATE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ON YEMEN'S CHARGES OF BRITISH AGGRESSION.

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    CU U.N.tapestry
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    2.
    CU Patrick Dean speaking.
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    3.
    SV Council
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    4.
    CU Dr Pacachi speaking
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    CU U.N.tapestry
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: PATRICK DEAN: "THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEMENI AUTHORITIES TOLD US SEVERAL TIMES THAT THESE SUGGESTIONS ARE DIVERSIONARY AND DISTRACTING. REALLY, MR PRESIDENT, THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY ATTITUDE. AND IF THE YEMENI AUTHORITIES ARE FOR SOME REASON FEARFUL THAT THESE PROPOSALS WOULD IN FACT RESTORE THE PEACE, THIS ATTITUDE CONTRASTS STRANGELY WITH THESE CONSTANT DENIALS OF YEMENI AGGRESSION. THE PROPOSAL FOR A DEMILITARISED AREA -- TAKE ONE EXAMPLE ONLY -- IS STRICTLY RELEVANT TO THE HAREEB INCIDENT ITSELF. FOR THE AREA WHICH MY GOVERNMENT PROPOSED FOR DE-MILITARISATION, WITH THE AGREEMENT OF THE MINISTERS OF THE FEDERATION, WAS THE VERY AREA OF HAREEB ITSELF. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY THAT THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HAREEB. AS THE COUNCIL HAS ALREADY BEEN TOLD, THE YEMENI AUTHORITIES THEMSELVES, APPEARED TO SEE MERIT IN THIS SUGGESTION LAST DECEMBER AND SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED OUT APPROACH. THEY MADE, WHAT WE CERTAINLY CONSIDERED, WERE UNREASONABLE COUNTER SUGGESTIONS. BUT WE HAD AT THAT TIME AT LEAST EMBARKED ON A PROCESS OF NEGOTIATION AND DISCUSSION. IT SEEMS TO US THAT THIS COULD PERHAPS BE RE-STARTED, IF THE COUNCIL THINKS APPROPRIATE, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, OR SOME OTHER PERSON APPOINTED FOR THE PURPOSE. NOR DO I THINK, MR PRESIDENT, THAT THERE NEED BE ANXIETY ABOUT RECOGNITION OR NON-RECOGNITION IF THESE TALKS TAKE PLACE. IT IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE TO DEVISE WAYS OF ESTABLISHING A DE FACTO IMPROVEMENT ON THE GROUND WITHOUT ANY IMPLICATION OF RECOGNITION. I WOULD SAY AGAIN THAT PERHAPS THE IDEA OF OBSERVERS MIGHT CONTAIN SOME MERIT. AND, IF I UNDERSTOOD THE DISTINGUISHED REPRESENTATIVE OF MOROCCO ARIGHT, HE TOO IS INCLINED TO THE OPINION THAT SOME SUCH ARRANGEMENT MIGHT BE WORKED OUT WITH THE HELP OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, AND THROUGH THE EXTENSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS ACTIVITIES IN THE YEMEN."



    SEQ. 4: DR. PACHACHI: "IT IS NOT A MATTER OF FRONTIERS. IT'S NOT A MATTER OF INCURSIONS FROM ONE SIDE TO THE OTHER. YEMEN, WHETHER IT WAS UNDER THE ROYALIST REGIME OR UNDER THE REPUBLICAN REGIME TODAY, HAS NEVER RECOGNISED THE LEGITIMACY OF BRITISH OCCUPATION AND PRESENCE IN SOUTHERN ARABIA."




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    Background: THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESUMED ITS DEBATE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ON YEMEN'S CHARGES OF BRITISH AGGRESSION. SIR PATRICK DEAN PUT THE BRITISH POSITION TO THE COUNCIL...

    AND THEN DR. ADNAN PACHACHI OF IRAQ SPOKE FOR THE ARAB POSITION...

    THE YEMEN ASSERTED WHEN THE DEBATE OPENED LAST THURSDAY THAT BRITISH AIRCRAFT HAD ATTACKED A YEMENI TOWN, HAREEB, ON THE 28TH OF MARCH, KILLING 25 PEOPLE. BRITAIN SAID THE ATTACK WAS MADE ON A YEMENI FORT IN REPLY TO YEMENI AIR ATTACKS ON THE BRITISH-PROTECTED SOUTH ARABIAN FEDERATION.

    TWO DRAFT RESOLUTIONS ARE EXPECTED: ONE SEEKING TO HAVE THE COUNCIL DEPRECATE THE RAID BY BRITAIN'S JET FIGHTERS; THE OTHER CALLING FOR A DEMILITARISED BUFFER ZONE -- BY AN EQUAL WITHDRAWAL ON BOTH SIDES FROM THE FRONTIER BETWEEN THE YEMEN AND THE FEDERATION.

    YESTERDAY'S SESSION MARKED THE THIRD DAY OF THE DEBATE. ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS ARE BEING HEARD TODAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAYFL0DZWT9K3XVYE62KU3YURS
    Media URN:
    VLVAAYFL0DZWT9K3XVYE62KU3YURS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:03:00
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