• Short Summary

    THROUGHOUT THE PAST FEW DAYS, A CONSTANT STREAM OF VISITORS HAS BEEN DESCENDING ON THE GREEK EMBASSY IN ROME FOR MEETINGS WITH KING CONSTANTINE AFTER HIS FLIGHT FROM ATHENS.

  • Description

    THROUGHOUT THE PAST FEW DAYS, A CONSTANT STREAM OF VISITORS HAS BEEN DESCENDING ON THE GREEK EMBASSY IN ROME FOR MEETINGS WITH KING CONSTANTINE AFTER HIS FLIGHT FROM ATHENS. THE LATEST VISITOR IS A FORMER AIDE AND CLOSE FRIEND OF THE GREEK ROYAL FAMILY, AIR MARSHAL HARALABOS POTAMIANOS. AS HE ARRIVED IN ROME, MR. SAM SILKIN Q.C., THE CHAIRMAN OF THE LEGAL COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE, BEGAN AN ON-THE-SPOT INVESTIGATION OF THE PAPODOPOLOUS GOVERNMENT, IN ATHENS.

    AIR MARSHAL POTAMIANOS SAID ON HIS ARRIVAL AT ROME AIRPORT, THAT HE WAS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE SITUATION. HE IS AT LEAST THE THIRD MEDIATOR BETWEEN THE KING AND THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT IN ATHENS.

    IN ATHENS, MR. SILKIN SAID HE THINKS THE GREEK GOVERNMENT WILL LET HIM SEE THE PARTIES CONCERNED TO CARRY OUT HIS INVESTIGATIONS.

    SYNOPSIS: THE GREEK EMBASSY IN ROME HAS SEEN A STEADY STREAM OF VISITORS DURING THE FEW DAYS SINCE KING CONSTANTINE FLEW FROM ATHENS. AT LEAST THREE MEDIATORS HAVE HELD TALKS WITH THE KING IN ATTEMPTS TO SETTLE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HIM AND THE GREEK MILITARY GOVERNMENT. HOWEVER, THE KING STILL SHOWS NO SIGN OF RETURNING TO ATHENS AND TODAY (MONDAY) AIRPORT MECHANICS DRAPED GREEN HOODS OVER THE ENGINES OF THE KING'S TURBO-PROP PLANE, WHICH HAS BEEN STANDING BY AT CIAMPINO AIRPORT, ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF ROME.

    THE LATEST VISITOR TO ROME IS AIR MARSHAL HARALABOS POTAMIANOS, A FORMER AIDE AND CLOSE FRIEND OF THE GREEK ROYAL FAMILY. HE SAID, ON HIS ARRIVAL AT ROME AIRPORT, THAT HE WAS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE SITUATION. HIS VISIT FOLLOWS CONTACTS WITH THE KING BY ARCHBISHOP IERONIMOS OF ATHENS AND FOREIGN MINISTER PANAYOTIS PIPINELIS ON FRIDAY, THE AIR MARSHAL IS THOUGHT TO BE BRINGING BACK THE JUNTA'S RESPONSE TO THESE TALKS.

    IN ATHENS, MR. SAM SILKIN Q.C. CHAIRMAN OF THE LEGAL COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE BEGAN AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE PAPODOPOLOUS GOVERNMENT. HE WAS ASKED WHETHER HE WOULD BE ABLE TO FREELY QUESTION PEOPLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB5HS02TQIJRD4J4X3UPM0F907
    Media URN:
    VLVAB5HS02TQIJRD4J4X3UPM0F907
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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