• Short Summary

    United States Senator, Jacob Javits, has welcomed Egypt's near-break with the Soviet Union and said President Anwar Sadat could have taken no other course but to cancel his friendship treaty with Moscow.

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    United States Senator, Jacob Javits, has welcomed Egypt's near-break with the Soviet Union and said President Anwar Sadat could have taken no other course but to cancel his friendship treaty with Moscow.

    Speaking at a news conference on Sunday (18 April), Mr. Javits said he had expressed a "certain satisfaction" to Mr. Sadat over last month's unilateral abrogation of the 1971 treaty of friendship and co-operation with the Soviet Union.

    Mr. Javits, a staunch supporter of Israel and a member of the American Senate's Foreign Relations committee, had three days of talks with President Sadat and other Egyptian leaders.

    He said that, in view of the suffocating requirements imposed by Soviet aid on Egypt and its effects on the country's sovereignty and dignity, Mr. Sadat could have taken no other course.

    He added that his visit to Egypt was part of a fact-finding tour of the Middle East, but declined to disclose his itinerary beyond saying it would include Israel.

    SYNOPSIS: A member of the United States Senate Foreign Relations committee, Senator Jacob Javits, has welcomed Egypt's near-break with the Soviet Union. He was speaking at a news conference in Cairo on Sunday, after three days of talks with President Anwar Sadat and other Egyptian leaders.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB0YOFOO15CJELYTPHL2H0ZMR9
    Media URN:
    VLVAB0YOFOO15CJELYTPHL2H0ZMR9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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