Mr. Duncan Sandys, British Defence Minister, was filmed by VISNEWS Feb 1 at a meeting?
LV. Shah's residence.
SCU. Flag flying over residence.
CU. Guard at Shah's residence.
SV. PAN. Duncan Sandys, Sir William Nixon and Shah seated talking.
SCU.PAN. Shah PAN to Duncan Sandys.
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Background: Mr. Duncan Sandys, British Defence Minister, was filmed by VISNEWS Feb 1 at a meeting with the Shah of Persia in Teheran.
Leader of the British delegation to the Baghdad Pact Ministerial Council meeting in Karachi to Teheran accompanied by Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir William Dickson, British Chief of Defence Staff.
Russia has proposed a 50 year non-aggression pact with Persia if she will withdraw from the Baghdad Pact and renounce the bilateral defence pact just signed or about to be signed with the United States. On Dec 28 Russia warned Persia of the "danger" of concluding a military pact with the U.S.
Persia is the only member of the Baghdad Pact not a member of another military defence organisation; Britain and Turkey belong to Nato. Pakistan to SEATO. Iraq is an 'absentee member'. Persia's secession from the Baghdad Pact would mean a serious breach in the 'chain'.