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    A large group of delegations from the Revolutionary Youth congress marched through the streets of the Syrian capital of Damascus on Thursday (15 April) in support of a recent speech by President Hafez Al-Assad.

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    A large group of delegations from the Revolutionary Youth congress marched through the streets of the Syrian capital of Damascus on Thursday (15 April) in support of a recent speech by President Hafez Al-Assad.

    President Al-Assad condemned the civil war in Lebanon and those parties who, he said, are determined to continue the fighting.

    President Al-Assad said the reasons for the proposed partition of Lebanon are the "biggest crime committed against the Arab nation".

    He said Syria condemns both factions because the fighting contradicts the principles of both the Christian and Islamic religions.

    Following the initiative taken by Syria recently to arrange a cease-fire, "a certain party is trying to bring about an escalation in fighting and has further complicated the political situation", he said.

    "This party has presented a series of requirements which are fundamental contradictions with the real reasons for the fighting and have nothing to do with the earlier agreement", he said.

    Observers in Syria say the president is talking about the left-wing leader, Kamal Jumblatt. Jumblatt has had long negotiations with President al-Assadin Damascus earlier this week and repeated that he will make no more further moves until President Franjieh Suleiman resigns as head of Lebanon.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC49Q9DQYAXR09MOR0Q4DI83T9
    Media URN:
    VLVAC49Q9DQYAXR09MOR0Q4DI83T9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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