• Short Summary

    GENERAL HARDAN TAKRITI, THE IRAQI MINISTER OF DEFENCE, WHO IS IN THE LEBANON ON A THREE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT, TOLD NEWSMEN IN BEIRUT YESTERDAY THAT IRAQ DOES NOT SEE A PEACEFUL SOLUTION TO THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT BECAUSE ISRAEL "DOES NOT RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE OF PALESTINE".

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    GENERAL HARDAN TAKRITI, THE IRAQI MINISTER OF DEFENCE, WHO IS IN THE LEBANON ON A THREE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT, TOLD NEWSMEN IN BEIRUT YESTERDAY THAT IRAQ DOES NOT SEE A PEACEFUL SOLUTION TO THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT BECAUSE ISRAEL "DOES NOT RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE OF PALESTINE". FURTHERMORE, HE SAID, A PEACEFUL SOLUTION WOULD MEAN SURRENDER.

    IRAQ, SAID GENERAL TAKRITI, FACED THE LARGEST CONSPIRACY EVER, A CONSPIRACY AIMED NOT ONLY AT ELIMINATING THE IRAQI REGIME, BUT ALSO ALL ARAB NATIONALIST REGIMES. THE CONSPIRACY, HE CLAIMED, WAS PLANNED BY THE C.I.A. (THE UNITED STATES CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY).

    WEAPONS -- INCLUDING SOME 3-THOUSAND MACHINE GUNS -- WHICH GENERAL TAKRITI CLAIMED HAVE BEEN CAPTURED BY THE REGIME, WOULD BE SHOWN TO NEWSMEN, THEN HANDED OVER THE COMMANDOS.

    THE GENERAL ALSO TOLD NEWSMEN THAT IRAQ'S EXECUTIONS OF THOSE SAID TO BE INVOLVED IN PLOTTING AGAINST THE REGIME WAS NO WORSE THAN THE MASS KILLINGS OF PALESTINIANS AND "ATROCITIES COMMITTED BY THE ISRAELIS".

    GENERAL TAKRITI WAS SPEAKING ON THE FIRST DAY OF A THREE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT BY A DELEGATION WHICH HE IS HEADING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAIRGCNC0A57DNLBS2QLKHU2MZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAIRGCNC0A57DNLBS2QLKHU2MZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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