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    HOPES OF AN EARLY PEACE IN THE FIVE-YEAR CIVIL WAR IN THE YEMENI REPUBLIC SUFFERED AN EARLY SETBACK IN KHARTOUM YESTERDAY.

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    HOPES OF AN EARLY PEACE IN THE FIVE-YEAR CIVIL WAR IN THE YEMENI REPUBLIC SUFFERED AN EARLY SETBACK IN KHARTOUM YESTERDAY. AFTER AGREEMENT HAD BEEN REACHED BETWEEN U.A.R. PRESIDENT NASSER AND KING FAISAL OF SAUDI ARABIA TO WITHDRAW FROM THE WAR. YEMENI PRESIDENT ABDULLAH AL SALLAL BOYCOTTED AN OVERNIGHT SESSION OF THE ARAB SUMMIT MEETING.

    EARLIER, HE HAD DESCRIBED AS "FLAGRANT INTERVENTION" THE AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN PRESIDENT NASSER AND KING FAISAL UNDER WHICH EGYPT WOULD WITHDRAW TROOPS FROM THE YEMEN AND SAUDI MILITARY AID TO ROYALIST FORCES WOULD CEASE.

    THE AGREEMENT WAS REACHED ON NEUTRAL GROUND -- THE HOME OF SUDANESE PRIME MINISTER MOHAMMED MAHGOUB. THE SUDANESE PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCED THE AGREEMENT YESTERDAY.

    UNDER THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT, EGYPT WILL WITHDRAW THE TROOPS WHICH IT SENT TO THE YEMEN TO HELP THE REPUBLICAN CAUSE. AT PRESENT, THERE ARE ABOUT 40,000 OF THEM IN THE YEMEN. AT THE SAME TIME, KING FAISAL AGREED TO STOP SAUDI ARABIAN MILITARY AID TO THE ROYALIST FORCES ENGAGED IN THE FIGHTING.

    THE SLOW-DOWN OF MILITARY ACTIVITY WILL BE SUPERVISED BY A COMMITTEE OF THREE NATIONS -- IRAQ, MOROCCO AND SUDAN. THIS COMMITTEE IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN WORK AS SOON AS THE ARAB SUMMIT MEETING IN KHARTOUM, ENDS THIS WEEKEND.

    BUT PRESIDENT SALLAL'S DISPLEASURE AT THE AGREEMENT ARISES BECAUSE NEITHER OF THE WARRING FACTIONS IN THE YEMEN WERE PARTY TO IT. AND HIS BOYCOTT OF THE LATER SUMMIT MEETING HAS DAMPENED HOPES OF AN EARLY PEACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACZ2FJTD2Q4D29IU01DPLP40V5
    Media URN:
    VLVACZ2FJTD2Q4D29IU01DPLP40V5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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