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    President Anwar Sadat of Egypt addressed journalists and political representatives at a meeting in Cairo on Monday (24 April) about the Middle East situation.

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    President Anwar Sadat of Egypt addressed journalists and political representatives at a meeting in Cairo on Monday (24 April) about the Middle East situation. In his address, the President assured Egyptians that the Soviet Union wouldn't make any agreement with the United States over the Middle East crisis without prior consultations with Egypt.

    The President's remarks were in reply to questions expressing fears that President Nixon and the Soviet leaders might strike a deal on the conflict when they meet in Moscow next month.

    President Sadat himself is flying to Moscow shortly, possibly later in the week, for talks with Soviet leaders before President Nixon's scheduled visit.

    Monday's meeting was the last of a series of conferences he has held over the last two weeks with political bodies on various aspects of the situation in the Middle East.

    A number of Egyptian leaders were present at the meeting, including General Mohammed Sadek, Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Abdel Kader Hatem, Prime Minister Dr. Aziz Sidky and former Foreign Minister Mahmoud Riad, who's been nominated as Secretary-General of the Arab League.

    President Sadat told the meeting that his trip to Moscow as necessary because the Middle East crisis would be a major topic of discussion between President Nixon and the Soviet leaders.

    The Egyptian leader also said that the Egyptian-Soviet friendship agreements signed last May had no secret clauses, and yet Egypt had become the target of an extensive doubt-casting campaign as the United States continued to supply arms to Israel. The purpose was, the President said, to spread doubt and confusion in Egypt.

    President Sadat reiterated Egypt's intention to fight and urged the information officials present to prepare a propaganda plan for the stage before, during and after the battle.

    SYNOPSIS: Egyptian journalists and political representatives gathered in Cairo for an address by President Sadat on the Middle East situation on Monday, Many high-ranking political figures and information officials were on hand for the meeting. Which was the last of a series of conferences the Egyptian leader has held over the past two weeks on the Middle East crisis. And on Monday, he assured Egyptian that the Soviet Union wouldn't make any agreement with the United States over the Middle East without first consulting Egypt. The remarks were in reply to fears that President Nixon and the Soviet leaders might strike a deal on the conflict when they meet in Moscow next month.

    President Sadat is himself going to Moscow shortly for talks with Soviet leaders before the American leader's scheduled visit. He told the meeting this was necessary because the Middle East crisis would be a major topic of discussion between President Nixon and the Russian leaders. President Sadat also said that the Egyptian-Soviet friendship treaty signed last May had no secret clauses, and yet Egypt had become the target of an extensive doubt-casting campaign. This continued, he said, as America kept on supplying arms to Israel. He reiterated Egypt's intention to fight and urged information men to be ready.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD423S7ENV8J2ECY9EAF94LO5D
    Media URN:
    VLVAD423S7ENV8J2ECY9EAF94LO5D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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