• Short Summary

    THE FIFTH ARAB SUMMIT CONFERENCE OPENED YESTERDAY (21 DECEMBER) IN RABAT, MOROCCO, WITH AN ATTACK BY SUDAN ON ISRAEL AND THE UNITED STATES AND A CALL TO THE ARABS TO MOBILISE TO LIBERATE THE OCCUPIED ARAB LANDS.

  • Description

    THE FIFTH ARAB SUMMIT CONFERENCE OPENED YESTERDAY (21 DECEMBER) IN RABAT, MOROCCO, WITH AN ATTACK BY SUDAN ON ISRAEL AND THE UNITED STATES AND A CALL TO THE ARABS TO MOBILISE TO LIBERATE THE OCCUPIED ARAB LANDS.

    ALTHOUGH HE DID NOT SPECIFICALLY CALL FOR WAR, SUDAN'S PRESIDENT, MAJOR-GENERAL JAAFAR AL NIMEIRY, IN THE OPENING SPEECH URGED THE 14 STATES REPRESENTATIVES AT THE CONFERENCE TO THROW ALL THEIR RESOURCES INTO CONFRONTATION WITH ISRAEL NOW THAT, AS HE PUT IT, THE SEARCH FOR A PEACEFUL SETTLEMENTS HAD FAILED.

    MAJOR-GENERAL NIMEIRY PLEDGE COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE PALESTINE COMMANDOS AND FOR THE ARABS IN THE TERRITORIES SEIZED BY ISRAEL IN THE SIX-DAY WAR OF JUNE, 1967, WHOSE LIBERATION IS THE OBJECTIVE OF THE SUMMIT.

    AFTER OPENING THE CONFERENCE, MAJOR-GENERAL NIMEIRY YIELDED THE CHAIRMANSHIP TO MOROCCO'S KING HASSAN 11, WHO FIRST CALLED ON THE DELEGATES TO RISE AND OBSERVE ONE MINUTE'S SILENCE FOR THOSE WHO HAD SHE THEIR BLOOD FOR PALESTINE. THEN HE MADE A BRIEF IMPROMPTU SPEECH IN WHICH HE REMINDED HIS HEARERS THAT THEIR DECISIONS IN RABAT WOULD AFFECT THE ARAB GENERATIONS TO COME.

    ARAB LEAGUE SECRETARY-GENERAL AHMED KHALED HASSOUNA ALSO SPOKE, AND DELEGATES THEN WENT INTO A 40-MINUTE CLOSED SESSION TO DECIDE THE CONFERENCE AGENDA AND PROCEDURE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE6ZYF2MHRKXFVHUFXTN4LD1O5
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6ZYF2MHRKXFVHUFXTN4LD1O5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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