• Short Summary

    THE SHAH OF IRAN, ACCOMPANIED BY QUEEN FARAH, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) INAUGURATED A NEW PARLIAMENT IN TEHERAN: THE FIRST TO BE CONVENED SINCE THE PREVIOUS ONE WAS DISSOLVED BY HIM TWO AND A HALF YEARS AGO BECAUSE OF RIGGED ELECTIONS.

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    THE SHAH OF IRAN, ACCOMPANIED BY QUEEN FARAH, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) INAUGURATED A NEW PARLIAMENT IN TEHERAN: THE FIRST TO BE CONVENED SINCE THE PREVIOUS ONE WAS DISSOLVED BY HIM TWO AND A HALF YEARS AGO BECAUSE OF RIGGED ELECTIONS.THE PRESENCE OF THE QUEEN -- THE FIRST EVER TO ATTEND PARLIAMENT -- UNDERLINED THE NEW VOTING RIGHTS OF WOMEN IN IRAN'S RECENT ELECTIONS.THESE RESULTED IN EIGHT WOMEN JOINING THE MEMBERS OF SENATE AND LOWER HOUSE.

    IN HIS INAUGURAL SPEECH, THE SHAH STRESSED HIS COUNTRY'S TIES WITH TURKEY, PAKISTAN AND OTHER ALLIES OF THE CENTRAL TREATY ORGANIZATION.AT THE SAME TIME, HE MADE SPECIAL MENTION OF THE SOVIET UNION AS "OUR GREAT FOR ECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL CO-OPERATION.

    HE CALLED ON PARLIAMENT TO LAUNCH A "20-YEAR ERA OF CONSTRUCTION".IRAN, HE SAID, SHOULD AIM TO IMPROVE LIVING STANDARDS OF ITS PEOPLE, INDUSTRIALISE THE COUNTRY, INCREASE PER CAPITA INCOME, AND ENCOURAGE FOREIGN INVESTMENTS.A SECOND PHASE OF LAND REFORM, HELPING THE PEOPLE OF OVER 20,000 VILLAGES, WOULD PLACE SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON CO-OPERATIVE SCHEMES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAHDLIARAKJ8R94G3XGS9DX1NK
    Media URN:
    VLVAHDLIARAKJ8R94G3XGS9DX1NK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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