• Short Summary

    President Anwar Sadat of the United Arab Republic has ordered that the country's entire Governmental machinery be placed in a state of readiness for war, it was disclosed after a meeting in Cairo of civil leaders.

  • Description

    President Anwar Sadat of the United Arab Republic has ordered that the country's entire Governmental machinery be placed in a state of readiness for war, it was disclosed after a meeting in Cairo of civil leaders.

    The exact import of the President's instructions was not immediately clear, but in effect he was making a tough reply to Israeli Premier Golda Meir's appeal to Egypt in the Knesset for a new "page of peace" between Israel and Egypt.

    President Sadat has repeatedly stressed in recent weeks that Egypt will not agree to a third extension of the cease-fire along the Suez Canal unless steps are taken for Israeli withdrawal from occupied territories.

    He has also frequently stressed that Egypt's Soviet-backed armed forces strengthened with a new missile system along the canal, are ready for battle. "We are seeking a peaceful solution with all our might. At the same time we are consolidating our armed forces as much as we are able."
    At the meeting, first in a series he is holding with top officials and military advisers, he warned Israel might meanwhile resort to some action aimed at disrupting the Egyptian internal front. He said every responsible official on the home front must behave as "a commander of the battle", and as a responsible soldier.

    He warned that top priority must be given to the "battle", and there must be complete co-ordination between the executive, political and legislative organisations to provide for its needs.

    The President said Egypt would bot extend the ceasefire when it expires on February fifth unless there was evidence of serious progress in United Nations peace talks under Dr Gunnar Jarring towards implementing the Security Council Resolution of November 22nd,1967.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACTFSU0S7AG93V51UQS4OXV6OT
    Media URN:
    VLVACTFSU0S7AG93V51UQS4OXV6OT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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