• Short Summary

    Sudan's President Jaafar El Nimeiry talked to newsmen at a press conference in Khartoum on Thursday after deciding, according to informed sources quoted by Reuter, not to attend the emergency meeting of Arab leaders in Tripoli on the Government-guerrilla crisis in Jordan.

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    Sudan's President Jaafar El Nimeiry talked to newsmen at a press conference in Khartoum on Thursday after deciding, according to informed sources quoted by Reuter, not to attend the emergency meeting of Arab leaders in Tripoli on the Government-guerrilla crisis in Jordan.

    The President told newsmen that 'if all the Arab Presidents decide to attend, Sudan will certainly be there'. But he did not specifically say he would go himself.

    President Nimeiry is understood to feel that this is the wrong time to quit Khartoum bareful a week after crushing a communist coup and executing its leaders. This is pool film shot by CBS News. Only a limited number of cameramen were allowed in.

    SYNOPSIS: President Jaafar El Nimeiry talked to foreign newsmen in Khartoum on Thursday, after deciding not to attend the emergency meeting of Arab leaders in Tripoli on the Government-guerrilla crisis in Jordan. President Nimeiry is understood to have politely declined a Libyan offer to fly to Tripoli for the summit aboard a special Libyan aircraft. The President was understood to feel that this was the wrong time to quit khartoum barely a week after crushing a communist coup and executing some of its leaders.

    He told newsmen that if all the Arab Presidents decided to attend, Sudan would certainly be there, but did not specifically say he himself would go. Meanwhile, the Tripoli Conference, organised by President Muammar Gaddafi,has got under way, with Egypt, Syria, Libya, North and South Yemen and guerrilla leader Yasser Arafat considering possible economic sanctions against Jordan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEZU0J95WI0V07LTX6262YP0GT
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZU0J95WI0V07LTX6262YP0GT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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