• Short Summary

    SOVIET PRIME MINISTER ALEXEI KOSYGIN ARRIVED IN TEHERAN YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) TO BEGIN A WEEK-LONG VISIT THAT IS EXPECTED TO TIGHTEN AND FURTHER HIS COUNTRY'S STEADILY IMPROVING RELATIONS WITH IRAN.

  • Description

    SOVIET PRIME MINISTER ALEXEI KOSYGIN ARRIVED IN TEHERAN YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) TO BEGIN A WEEK-LONG VISIT THAT IS EXPECTED TO TIGHTEN AND FURTHER HIS COUNTRY'S STEADILY IMPROVING RELATIONS WITH IRAN.
    THE KREMLIN'S ASSIDUOUS WOOING OF IRAN, STILL A MEMBER OF THE WESTERN CENTO ALLIANCE, OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS HAS BEEN ONE OF ITS GREATEST FOREIGN POLICY SUCCESSES OF THE PERIOD.
    RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES, ONCE EXTREMELY COOL, HAVE BEEN STEADILY IMPROVING, ESPECIALLY SINCE THE SHAH WENT TO MOSCOW FOR A STATE VISIT IN 1966.
    INCLUDED IN PRIME MINISTER KOSYGIN'S PARTY WERE HIS DAUGHTER, MRS. LYUDMILA GVISHIAN, ARMENIAN STATE PREMIER BADAL MURADYAN, AND TAJIKSTAN PREMIER ABDULAHAD KAKHAROV, WHOSE TERRITORIES BORDER IRAN.
    THEY WERE MET AT TEHERAN'S AIRPORT BY IRANIAN PRIME MINISTER AMIR ABBAS HOVEIDA AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.
    APART FROM GROWING ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES, IRAN WAS REPORTED LAST YEAR TO HAVE BOUGHT 100,000,000 DOLLARS (NEARLY GBP42,000,000 STERLING) WORTH OF ARMS FROM THE SOVIET UNION. THIS WAS BELIEVED TO BE THE FIRST TIME A MEMBER OF THE WESTERN ALLIANCE HAD BOUGHT RUSSIAN MILITARY EQUIPMENT.
    IN A SPEECH AT A BANQUET IN HIS HONOUR LAST NIGHT MR. KOSYGIN, ATTACKED WHAT HE CALLED AMERICAN AGGRESSION IN VIETNAM AND ISRAELI AGGRESSION IN "ARAB LANDS".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC2F14UB1HPYJRIKJOMITS3ZVJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAC2F14UB1HPYJRIKJOMITS3ZVJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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