• Short Summary

    An Arab Oil Minister announced on Monday (November 19) that Japan would have to break relations with Israel to qualify for exemption from Arab oil supply cutbacks.

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    An Arab Oil Minister announced on Monday (November 19) that Japan would have to break relations with Israel to qualify for exemption from Arab oil supply cutbacks.

    After a three-hour Ministerial meeting of the 12 nation Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, Saudi Arabia's Petroleum Minister Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani said those countries affected by restrictions would be exempted on condition that they assist the Arab nations in a very significant manner and force the Israelis to leave the occupied territories.

    "Japan cannot assist us military, so that second thing to do is to cut relations", Sheikh Yamani told newsmen.

    He said it was not a decision by Saudi Arabia alone but also by other Arab oil-producing countries.

    The Arabs, he said, had decided that consumer nations must either act to force Israel to withdrew or assist the Arabs in other ways.

    On Sunday (November 18) the oil Ministers decided to exempt all European Common Market countries, except Holland, from a five per cent cut in oil supplies decreed by Arab producers for December.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACJQEX7RGFD5PJORG1JSQIS0GZ
    Media URN:
    VLVACJQEX7RGFD5PJORG1JSQIS0GZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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