• Short Summary

    Following Middle East talks with United States Assistant Secretary of State Joseph Sisco, Israeli Ambassador Lieutenant-General Yitzhak Rabin lashed out at United Nations Secretary General U Thant, and spoke of Soviet motive in moving SAM-3 missiles closer to the Suez Canal.

  • Description

    1.
    SV PAN Rabin walks down state department corridor and enters Sisco's office
    0.13

    2.
    SV Sisco and Rabin seated
    0.20

    3.
    CU Rabin
    0.22

    4.
    SV Rabin and Sisco
    0.26

    5.
    SV Sisco
    0.30

    6.
    SV Rabin talking to press reporters
    0.34

    7.
    CU Rabin answers reporters questions
    1.41


    TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: What do you think the sort of Soviet motive is in moving the Sam-3's closer to the canal?



    RABIN: Well, I believe that, since the first step of military involvement in the area, they have planned not for defensive purposes....the whole idea was to creep by stages...to make it possible for the Egyptians to carry out an effective war against Israel.



    REPORTER: Mr. Ambassador, do you have reason to believe your aircraft shortage difficulty will be taken care of by this government.



    RABIN: Well, being always an optimistic person, I believe that once we'll have the means by which to cope with the threats against us.



    REPORTER: Do you have such an agreement at this point?



    RABIN: Well, I'm in no position to say anything about the details of any kind of deals, if they exist or don't exist.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Following Middle East talks with United States Assistant Secretary of State Joseph Sisco, Israeli Ambassador Lieutenant-General Yitzhak Rabin lashed out at United Nations Secretary General U Thant, and spoke of Soviet motive in moving SAM-3 missiles closer to the Suez Canal.

    Speaking to newsmen at Washington press conference following talks with Mr. Sisco, ambassador Rabin said he felt U Thant was biased towards the Arab, and was "The best Soviet Ambassador to the United Nations."
    On the Soviet situation in the Middle, East Ambassador Rabin said he did not feel that the Soviet Union was interested in a peaceful settlement because he said "a real peace would eliminate the reason for their presence there." He continued:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4BJA0KMB3V9B4YC4E8KH28BNT
    Media URN:
    VLVA4BJA0KMB3V9B4YC4E8KH28BNT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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