• Short Summary

    Egypt's President Anwar Sadat has described the Lebanese civil war as a "heinous crime" and repeated allegations that Syria has delivered arms to both sides in the 14 month war.

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    Egypt's President Anwar Sadat has described the Lebanese civil war as a "heinous crime" and repeated allegations that Syria has delivered arms to both sides in the 14 month war.

    SYNOPSIS: President Sadat made the allegations after touring an exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram. The exhibition on the Cairo daily's premises recorded Egyptian history through articles and photographs. Al Ahram began campaigning for democracy almost a 100 years ago. As a result Salim Taklah, who founded the paper with his brother Bishari, was arrested and imprisoned.

    Two years ago President Sadat dismissed the paper's editor Muhammad Heykal for criticising the government's alleged reliance on Mr. Nixon and Dr. Kissinger but on Sunday the new editor Mr. Ali Hamdi Al Gamal presented President Sadat with the first page of All Ahram in copper.

    It was after receiving the gift that President Sadat made the remarks about the Lebanese civil war. He expressed satisfaction at last Thursday's Arab League decision to send a joint peacekeeping force to Lebanon but he said he felt deep pain and sorrow for what had happened. The bloodshed could only be described as a heinous crime in the history of the Arab nation.

    Mr. Sadat accused the Lebanon's politicians -- with the exception of left wing leader Kamal Jumblatt -- of working purely for their own interest and he said arms deliveries by Syria and an unnamed big power to both sides in the conflict had aggravated the war.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEM37NI3PJZQRI0BK0NOWMIXKQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAEM37NI3PJZQRI0BK0NOWMIXKQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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