• Short Summary

    THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL MET IN EMERGENCY SESSION TODAY (MONDAY) TO CONSIDER THE MIDDLE EAST WAR AND WAS IMMEDIATELY CONFRONTED BY ISRAELI AND EGYPTIAN CLAIMS THAT EACH HAD ACTED IN SELF-DEFENCE.

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    SECURITY COUNCIL IN SESSION; U THANT SPEAKS (SOF): ISRAELI DELEGATE GIDEON RAFAEL SPEAKS (SOF); UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC DELEGATE MOHAMED AWAD AL-KONY SPEAKS (SOF)



    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL SAID: (SOF STARTS) -



    "MR. PRESIDENT - IN RESPONSE TO YOUR INVITATION I PRESENT TO THE COUNCIL ALL INFORMATION I HAVE RECEIVED FROM UNITED NATIONS SOURCES IN THE NEAR EAST ON THE OUTBREAK OF HOSTILITIES. OF COURSE, THE UNITED NATIONS SOURCES HAVE NO MEANS OF ASCERTAINING HOW THE HOSTILITIES WERE INITIATED. AS USUAL, REPORTS COMING FROM THE NEAREAST ARE CONFLICTING BUT ALL AGREE THAT SERIOUS MILITARY ACTION ON THE LAND AND IN THE AIR IS TAKING PLACE AT A NUMBER OF POINTS, AND IS SPREADING".



    -- SOF ENDS --



    MR. RAFAEL SAID: (SOF STARTS)"MR. PRESIDENT - I WISH TO DRAW THE COUNCIL'S ATTENTION TO THE GRAVE NEWS THAT FIGHTING HAS ERUPTED ON ISRAEL'S FRONTIERS AND THAT THE ISRAEL DEFENCE FORCES ARE NOW REPELLING THE EGYPTIAN ARMY AND AIR FORCE. I HAVE SO FAR RECEIVED ONLY FIRST REPORTS ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENTS. FROM THESE, IT IS EVIDENT THAT IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THIS MORNING EGYPTIAN ARMED COLUMNS MOVED IN AN OFFENSIVE THRUST AGAINST ISRAEL'S BORDERS"



    -- SOF ENDS --



    MR. AL-KONY SAID: (SOF STARTS) "THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. MR. PRESIDENT, AT THIS MOMENT WHILE I AM ADDRESSING THE SECURITY COUNCIL, AND FOR SEVERAL HOURS NO, THE ISRAELI ARMED FORCES AND THE ISRAELI AIR FORCE HAVE AGAIN COMMITTED A COWARDLY AND TREACHEROUS AGGRESSION AGAINST MY COUNTRY. AIRPORTS IN CAIRO - RIGHT IN THE HEART OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC - AIRPORTS IN THE SUEZ CANAL AREA, FAR AWAY FROM THE DEMARCATION LINE, AND OTHER AIRPORTS HAVE BEEN BOMBARDED SINCE THE EARLY MORNING OF TODAY. THE PRELIMINARY REPORTS INDICATE THAT TEN OF THE ISRAELI AEROPLANES WERE SHOT DOWN AND SEVERAL PILOTS CAPTURES."



    -- SOF ENDS --




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    Background: THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL MET IN EMERGENCY SESSION TODAY (MONDAY) TO CONSIDER THE MIDDLE EAST WAR AND WAS IMMEDIATELY CONFRONTED BY ISRAELI AND EGYPTIAN CLAIMS THAT EACH HAD ACTED IN SELF-DEFENCE. SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT INFORMED THE COUNCIL OF THE OUTBREAK OF HOSTILITIES AND THE ISRAELI AND UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC DELEGATES THEN ADDRESSED THE MEETING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC9YM7OX3KC3CFAOJLR3CBNJVD
    Media URN:
    VLVAC9YM7OX3KC3CFAOJLR3CBNJVD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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