• Short Summary

    KING FEISAL OF SAUDI ARABIA TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN AMMAN ON MONDAY THAT AN ISLAMIC COMMITTEE WOULD BE FORMED TO CONVENE AN ISLAMIC SUMMIT CONFERENCE.

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    KING FEISAL TALKING TO NEWSMEN AT THE GUEST PALACE IN AMMAN.




    Initials AA/V/MGT/K



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: KING FEISAL OF SAUDI ARABIA TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN AMMAN ON MONDAY THAT AN ISLAMIC COMMITTEE WOULD BE FORMED TO CONVENE AN ISLAMIC SUMMIT CONFERENCE. THE KING IS CURRENTLY ON A SEVEN DAY VISIT TO JORDAN AT THE INVITATION OF KING HUSSEIN. HIS VISIT IS DESCRIBED AS PRIVATE.

    THE SAUDI ARABIAN MONARCH TOLD NEWSMEN THAT IT WAS NATURAL THAT THE ARAB STATES WOULD HEAD THE COUNTRIES INVITED TO THIS MEETING, BUT THERE WAS NO INTENTION OF FORMING AN ISLAMIC ALLIANCE OR GROUPING. "THE TIES LINKING THE ISLAMIC WORLD ARE STRONGER THAN ALLIANCES AND TREATIES," HE ADDED.

    THE SHAH OF IRAN AND KING FEISAL JOINTLY CALLED FOR AN ISLAMIC SUMMIT ON THE SAUDI ARABIAN KING'S VISIT LAST MONTH. THEY HOPED THEN TO HOLD IT IN THE PILGRIMAGE SEASON LATER THIS YEAR.

    IRAN HAS ALREADY SAID IT WOULD NOT JOIN ANY GROUPING OR ALLIANCE UNLESS IT IS NATIONALIST.

    KING FEISAL SAID AT HIS PRESS CONFERENCE THAT PUBLICISING THE IDEA OF AN ALLIANCE "??? ONLY MEANT TO MISINTERPRET OUR EFFORTS AND DISTORT THE FACTS".

    HE DENIED THERE WAS ANY INCONSISTENCY BETWEEN ARAB SOLIDARITY AND THE CALL FOR ISLAMIC COOPERATION, ADDING, "THE IDEA OF HOLDINGS AN ISLAMIC SUMMIT CONFERENCE IS NOT NEW. THE FIRST TO ADVOCATE IT WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE SOMALI REPUBLIC. THE IDEA WAS ADOPTED BY THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE HELD IN MECCA LAST YEAR, AND WE RESPONDED SINCERELY TO THE CALL," KING FEISAL SAID.

    HE ASSERTED THAT RESOLUTIONS OF THE MECCA CONFERENCE AND THE ARAB SUMMITS HAD CALLED FOR CONTACTS WITH MOSLEMS EVERYWHERE TO EXPLAIN QUESTIONS OF ARAB INTEREST.

    KING FEISAL HAS ANNOUNCED THAT HE VISIT IRAQ, ALTHOUGH NO DATE HAS BEEN FIXED. AND HE IS REPORTED TO BE PLANNING VISITS TO OTHER ISLAMIC COUNTRIES, INCLUDING TURKEY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4Q4BJPE8NCL6THJH1C0FASXBL
    Media URN:
    VLVA4Q4BJPE8NCL6THJH1C0FASXBL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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