• Short Summary

    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL U THANT, IS BACK IN NEW YORK AFTER CUTTING SHORT BY 24 HOURS HIS PEACE MISSION BID TO CAIRO WHERE HE DISCUSSED THE MIDDLE EAST CRISIS WITH PRESIDENT NASSER.

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    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL U THANT, IS BACK IN NEW YORK AFTER CUTTING SHORT BY 24 HOURS HIS PEACE MISSION BID TO CAIRO WHERE HE DISCUSSED THE MIDDLE EAST CRISIS WITH PRESIDENT NASSER.

    THE TALKS, HELD ON WEDNESDAY (MAY 24), WERE DESCRIBED AS CORDIAL. IT LASTED FOR FOUR HOURS OVER DINNER AT THE RESIDENCE OF PRESIDENT NASSER. NO STATEMENT WAS ISSUED IN CONNECTION WITH THE TALKS.

    AMONG THOSE PRESENT WERE THE EGYPTIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MAHMOUD RIAD AND MAJOR GENERAL IDAR JIT RIKHYE, INDIAN COMMANDER OF THE U.N. EMERGENCY FORCE WHICH WAS REQUESTED TO LEAVE THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC LAST WEEK.

    THE TALKS OPENED AMID REPORTS THAT THE UNITED STATES HAD WARNED PRESIDENT NASSER THAT IT CONSIDERED THE BLOCKING OF THE GULF OF AQABA AN ACT OF AGGRESSION. IT WOULD USE ALL MEASURES IN AND OUT OF THE UNITED NATIONS TO COUNTER THE BLOCKADE.

    ACCORDING TO A CAIRO REPORT YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), AN ISRAELI PATROL TRIED TO CROSS THE GAZA STRIP BORDER AREA ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND WAS FORCED TO WITHDRAW.

    EGYPT CONSIDERED THIS AN ACT OF AGGRESSION BY ISRAEL AND SAID THE PATROL WAS DRIVEN BACK BY A PALESTINIAN FORCE. ISRAEL DENIED THIS CLAIM SAYING "NO ISRAELI PATROL HAS CROSSED, OR ATTEMPTED TO CROSS, THE BOUNDARY OF THE GAZA STRIP."
    THE GAZA STRIP, A SMALL FINGER-SHAPED COASTAL AREA, WAS OCCUPIED BY ISRAELI FORCES IN THEIR ATTACK ON EGYPTIAN TERRITORY ON NOVEMBER 4, 1956. AFTER THE UNITED NATIONS CEASE-FIRE, THE STRIP WAS RETURNED TO EGYPTIAN ADMINISTRATION AND A U.N. PEACE-KEEPING FORCE ENSURED OBSERVATION OF THE ARMISTICE.

    THE COASTAL PLAIN IS 35 MILES LONG AND FOR 11 YEARS THE U.N. FORCE STOOD GUARD ALONG THE DEMARCATION LINE UNTIL U THANT ACCEEDED LAST WEEK TO EGYPT'S REQUEST FOR THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE MULTI-NATION TROOPS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAESG5XAAG0T7E2OWWMQCQQQOZ4
    Media URN:
    VLVAESG5XAAG0T7E2OWWMQCQQQOZ4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1967
    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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