• Short Summary

    Egypt's Prime Minister, Dr Aziz Sidky, told the 360-member People's Assembly in Cairo on Sunday (23 Jan) that Egyptians must tighten their belts for war with Israel.

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    Egypt's Prime Minister, Dr Aziz Sidky, told the 360-member People's Assembly in Cairo on Sunday (23 Jan) that Egyptians must tighten their belts for war with Israel.

    Dr Sidky told the assembly -- "battle is our only way, and victory our only goal".

    He said the government would at once institute rigid controls on private and official spending, and would set up military training centres where all volunteers would be welcome.

    The speech didn't placate thousands of students camping in the grounds of Cairo University. They are demanding "action not words" and say they'll stay where they are until President Sadat himself calls and talks to them.

    SYNOPSIS: Cairo last Sunday --- and an important meeting of the Egyptian People's Assembly. Leading cabinet ministers were there to hear a major policy speech from Egypt;s new Prime Minister, Dr Aziz Sidky.

    The Prime Minister was greeted with loud applause as he entered the crowded chamber.

    The speech came as students continued their 'sit-in' at nearby Cairo University. They were demanding "action not words" in Egypt's policy towards Israel. Dr Sidky told the assembly that Egyptians must tighten their belts for war with Israel. Battle, he said, was the only way - and victory the only goal.

    Dr Sidky announced the government would at once institute rigid controls on private and official spending. And he says, Egypt will set up military training centres where all volunteers would be welcome.

    This speech did not placate the students. At the university they continued their sit-in....and renewed their demands for President Sadat to visit them and explain government policy. Dr Sidky's summation of the future..." it will require every drop of our sweat and blood," he said.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAZ339KTW7TQZG243XGDNBBITJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAZ339KTW7TQZG243XGDNBBITJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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