• Short Summary

    The tiny Arab Sheikhdom of Qatar in the Arabic Gulf has announced its full support for Syria and Egypt in the Middle East War, Qatar has little to offer in the way of manpower -- its total population is not much over 100,000 -- but the sandy, barren peninsula is rich in oil.

  • Description

    The tiny Arab Sheikhdom of Qatar in the Arabic Gulf has announced its full support for Syria and Egypt in the Middle East War, Qatar has little to offer in the way of manpower -- its total population is not much over 100,000 -- but the sandy, barren peninsula is rich in oil.

    Five collection centres have been established to collect donations from wealthy Qataris, anxious to promote an Arab victory against Israel.

    Qatar may be called on to make much greater financial sacrifices if Kuwait is successful in persuading the other Arab oil states to use oil as a weapon in the war. Ministers of the Arab oil states ware meeting in Kuwait on Tuesday to discuss an embargo against the united States and other countries sympathetic to Israel.

    The smaller states, like Qatar rely almost exclusively on oil for revenue. Unlike the big oil producers, they do not have large currency reserves to fall back on, and a complete shut down of oil production could mean economic disaster.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACIDZMI4MH1T9H9DDQU7RWQJ6M
    Media URN:
    VLVACIDZMI4MH1T9H9DDQU7RWQJ6M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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