• Short Summary

    KING SAUD OF SAUDI ARABIA, CONVALESCING AT WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, U.S.A. AFTER AN OPERATION?

  • Description

    KING SAUD OF SAUDI ARABIA, CONVALESCING AT WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, U.S.A. AFTER AN OPERATION IN BOSTON, WAS VISITED JANUARY 27, BY PRESIDENT KENNEDY.

    THE PRESIDENT STAYED FOR FIFTEEN MINUTES WITH KING SAUD, AND WAS REPORTED TO HAVE INVITED HIM TO WASHINGTON FOR A VISIT BEFORE RETURNING HOME. THE LAST TIME THE KING VISITED WASHINGTON WAS IN 1957.

    IN DECEMBER, THE 59-YEAR-OLD RULER ENTERED A HOSPITAL IN BOSTON FOR OPERATIONS TO REMOVE TWO CATARACTS FROM HIS EYES. THE OPERATIONS WERE SUCCESSFUL, AND THE KING MOVED TO A SPECIALLY PREPARED SUITE IN A BOSTON HOTEL. THERE SURROUNDED BY FOUR WIVES, PRINCESSES, MAIDS IN WAITING, CONCUBINES AND A NUMBER OF HIS SONS, HE RESTED BEFORE TRAVELLING TO PALM BEACH ON JANUARY 24. HE IS EXPECTED TO STAY THERE FOR FOUR OR FIVE WEEKS.

    A BITTER ATTACK ON KING SAUD WAS PUBLISHED RECENTLY IN A CAIRO NEWSPAPER ACCUSING THE KING OF USING HIS CONVALESCENCE IN THE UNITED STATES TO ORGANIZE A RELIGIOUS, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL ATTACK ON THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABBRXUHV875AVQJOZR10SXMWDM
    Media URN:
    VLVABBRXUHV875AVQJOZR10SXMWDM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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