• Short Summary

    The debate on the Middle East crisis was resumed at the United Nations on Wednesday (8 December), with delegates under pressure from Assembly President Adam Malik to conclude arguments and work on new or revised resolutions by Saturday.

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    The debate on the Middle East crisis was resumed at the United Nations on Wednesday (8 December), with delegates under pressure from Assembly President Adam Malik to conclude arguments and work on new or revised resolutions by Saturday.

    Wednesday's exchanges brought the first statement on the Middle East situation from Mr. Chiao Kuan-hua, deputy foreign minister of the Chinese People's Republic. Mr. Chiao said the United States more than shared the blame for the continuing crisis -- it was only U.S. military aid which enabled Israel to maintain its occupation of Arab lands, he said. Mr. Chiao also had critical comments to make on Israel and the Soviet Union.

    Also shown in our film are Mr. Baha Toukan of Jordan (speaking in English) and Mr. Mohammed el-Zayyat of Egypt (speaking in French).

    SYNOPSIS: In the United Nations, the General assembly has resumed its annual debate on the Middle East crisis. Among the speakers on Wednesday was Jordanian envoy Mr. Baha Toukan.

    Peking's first United Nations speech on the Middle East was delivered by Deputy Foreign Minister Chiao Kuan-hua.

    Mr. Chiao accused Israel of arrogance and truculence, and of assuming the posture of "undisguised fascist aggressors" since the June '67 war. The United States more than shared the blame for the continuing crisis, he said, since it was only U.S. military aid that allowed Israel to maintain its occupation of Arab lands. He added that a settlement of Middle East problems was also being prevented by "conniving" between the two super-powers.

    Egypt's permanent representative Mohammed el-Zayyat took the rostrum to reply to Monday's statement by Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban. Mr. Zayyat said Egypt had always sought a peaceful solution to the conflict, making the greatest possible concessions in its desire to avoid further fighting. Egypt had accepted the Security Council resolution from the start and had unreservedly supported the Jarring peace mission, declaring that it was ready to sign a peace treaty with Israel, if the latter would withdraw its troops from all the occupied Arab territories.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEFTC7P2ADOGYP964PZRHLBSLX
    Media URN:
    VLVAEFTC7P2ADOGYP964PZRHLBSLX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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