• Short Summary

    SPAIN LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) CUT DIRECT TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS WITH GIBRALTAR. THE MOVE IS?

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    SPAIN LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) CUT DIRECT TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS WITH GIBRALTAR. THE MOVE IS SEEN AS THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT IN THE SPANISH CAMPAIGN TO RECOVER THE BRITISH COLONY.

    SPAIN'S NEW MEASURE INCREASING THE ISOLATION OF THE ROCK CAME AT THE TIME OF THE DEADLINE SET BY THE UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTION FOR THE COLONY TO BE HANDED BACK TO THE SPANISH AUTHORITIES.

    IT WAS THOUGHT TO BE THE FIRST TIME THAT A COUNTRY BELONGING TO THE INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS UNION HAS TAKEN SUCH A STEP.

    BUT THE MADRID TELEPHONE EXCHANGE SAID THAT IT WOULD STILL BE POSSIBLE TO TELEPHONE GIBRALTAR FROM BRITAIN, PORTUGAL, FRANCE AND OTHER COUNTRIES. ONLY CALLS MADE IN SPAIN HAD BEEN SUSPENDED.

    SPAIN HAS ALREADY SEALED ITS LAND FRONTIER WITH GIBRALTAR, BESIDES WITHDRAWING 4,800 SPANISH WORKERS, SUSPENDING THE LOCAL SEA FERRY AND INSTITUTING A BANNED AIR ZONE NEAR THE ROCK, WHOSE PEOPLE - SUBJECTS OF BRITAIN FOR 256 YEARS - HAVE VOTED OVERWHELMINGLY TO REMAIN BRITISH.

    BESIDES CUTTING TELECOMMUNICATIONS, SPAIN IS PURSUING ITS CAMPAIGN FOR THE RETURN OF GIBRALTAR AT THE UNITED NATIONS. LAST NIGHT, SPANISH FOREIGN MINISTER FERNANDO MARIA CASTIELLA DELIVERED A LETTER TO SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT URGING THAT EVERY EFFORT SHOULD BE MADE TO IMPLEMENT THE U.N. RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE "DECOLONISATION" OF THE ROCK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF19ELJT3CVAJS8KCV3ARBQG4I
    Media URN:
    VLVAF19ELJT3CVAJS8KCV3ARBQG4I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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