• Short Summary

    The re-opening of the Suez Canal today (5 June) was seen by the Lebanese Prime Minister designate, Rachid Karami, as a sign of the Arab world's desire for peace.

  • Description

    The re-opening of the Suez Canal today (5 June) was seen by the Lebanese Prime Minister designate, Rachid Karami, as a sign of the Arab world's desire for peace.

    Mr. Karami, speaking in Beirut, blamed the closure of the canal on Israel, whose policies he said made the Israelis responsible for the resulting damage to the international economic.

    The re-opening of the canal had great economic significance, especially for Lebanon.

    The Suez Canal has been closed since the 1967 middle East war. It was ceremonially re-opened by President Sadat of Egypt in Port Said on Thursday (5 June).)
    For the next two weeks, only one convoy of ships a day will move through the canal. After that, the normal three convoys a day will be run.

    (A transcript of Mr. Karami's speech follows.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADLG8UWTA274UULBUL96INL4IE
    Media URN:
    VLVADLG8UWTA274UULBUL96INL4IE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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