• Short Summary

    THE FIRST FILM OUT OF IRAQ SINCE LAST WEEK'S REVOLUTION SHOWS THE SMASHED DEFENCE MINISTRY BUILDING IN BAGHDAD, THE CAPITAL.

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    THE FIRST FILM OUT OF IRAQ SINCE LAST WEEK'S REVOLUTION SHOWS THE SMASHED DEFENCE MINISTRY BUILDING IN BAGHDAD, THE CAPITAL.IT WAS HERE IN THE RUINS THAT GENERAL KASSEM MET HIS DEATH.THE HEAVILY FORTIFIED BUILDING WAS BATTERED BY HOURS OF HEAVY GUNFIRE.YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) THE CITY WAS CALM AND ALMOST BACK TO NORMAL.TANKS, HOWEVER, STILL PATROL THE STREETS.

    VISNEWS CAMERAMAN TONY GREEN, WHO FLEW INTO BAGHDAD, REPORTS THAT IRAQI TROOPS STILL APPEAR NERVOUS.WESTERNERS ARE BEING TREATED WELL BY THE NEW REGIME, BUT THE TROOPS ARE SEARCHING OUT COMMUNISTS.HUNDREDS OF EASTERN BLOC TECHNICIANS AND BUSINESSMEN ARE TRYING TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY.

    MEANWHILE, THE NEW REGIME SEEMS TO BE IN COMPLETE CONTROL - NOT ONLY IN THE CAPITAL BUT IN THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE.AND THE IRAQ COMMUNIST PARTY HAS CALLED ON PEOPLE TO UNITE AND OVERTHROW (WHAT IT CALLED) THE BLOODTHIRSTY AND REACTIONARY CLIQUE LED BY COLONEL ARIF.THE COLONEL WAS ONCE GENERAL KASSEM'S RIGHT HAND MAN, BUT RECENTLY LED THE REVOLUTIONARIES AGAINST HIM.

    YESTERDAY, IRAQ'S NEW FOREIGN MINISTER SAID THE REGIME WOULDN'T TOLERATE ANY FOREIGN INTERFERENCE IN HER DOMESTIC AFFAIRS.IRAQ WAS DISCUSSING HER RELATIONS WITH ARAS LEAGUE COUNTRIES; AND HE WAS HOPEFUL OF A SATISFACTORY COMPROMISE WITH THE OIL SHEIKHDOM OF KUWAIT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAZB57BT3CE3E9XTRNGP8HA4QG
    Media URN:
    VLVAZB57BT3CE3E9XTRNGP8HA4QG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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