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    Continuing his tour of the Syrian region of the United Arab Republic beginning Oct 14 - President Nasser arrived in Damascus Oct 17 to be given a tumultuous reception by thousands of citizens crowding the route from the airport to his residence in the city.

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    Continuing his tour of the Syrian region of the United Arab Republic beginning Oct 14 - President Nasser arrived in Damascus Oct 17 to be given a tumultuous reception by thousands of citizens crowding the route from the airport to his residence in the city.

    Accompanied by Field Marshal Hakim Amer, Vice-President of the U.A.R., President Nasser spoke to the assembled multitude from a balcony. Making yet another attack on King Hussein of Jordan, he said that Transjordan (the name before the Arab part of Palestine merged with it to form Jordan) was part of Syrian before world war one, but the imperialists had divided Syria in order to remunerate its agents and made the Transjordan emirate, which it gave to Abdullah (King Hussein's grandfather). The Arab revolutions, he said, had destroyed many imperialist agents and would destroy the remaining agents.

    Syrian security chief, Colonel Abdel Hamid Serraj, addressing the crowds, said Jordanian authorities had filled two cars with explosives and sent them to be exploded among the assembled crowds listening to President Nasser, but the plot had been discovered in time. Details given state the cars were stopped at the Syria-Jordan border. Authorities found in one 28 sticks of dynamite attached to a timed detonator, and in another they found a full box of ammunition also attached to a detonator, this car later blew up in an open space.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEAYX3LFTRXB0569GPLQ5JCFZ4
    Media URN:
    VLVAEAYX3LFTRXB0569GPLQ5JCFZ4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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