• Short Summary

    Soviet leaders in Moscow on Friday (2 December) discussed Middle East developments with Mr. Tareq?

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    1.
    SV INT: Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko meets Tareq Aziz, special representative of the President of Iraq. (TWO SHOTS)
    0.19

    2.
    SV: Gromyko, Aziz and others take seats round table.
    0.22

    3.
    SVs: Gromyko, Aziz and others talking at table. (FIVE SHOTS)
    0.45


    According to Tass News Agency, Mr. Brezhnev also re-affirmed his country's support for the Palestinian struggle for national rights, and the goal of liberating all Israeli-held Arab territory.




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    Background: Soviet leaders in Moscow on Friday (2 December) discussed Middle East developments with Mr. Tareq Aziz, a special envoy representing Iraqi President Ahmed Hassan Al-Bakr. After a welcome from Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, Mr. Aziz who is a member of Iraq's Revolutionary Command Council, handed to the Soviet Chairman, Mr. Leonid Brezhnev, a message from President Bakr.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Gromyko greets Mr. Aziz, who had come to set out Iraq's thinking on the latest Middle East moves. Iraq is hostile to a negotiated peace settlement and turned down an invitation from Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to attend his summit with Israel in Cairo.

    Later, Mr. Brezhnev who was to tell Mr.. Aziz that the Soviet Union wanted a lasting Middle East peace and was opposed to what he called 'the intrigues of imperialism and reaction in the area'. Mr. Brezhnev assured him of Soviet backing for the Arab cause.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5GWGG5O8NOWKNZ1D8QODV9BI9
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GWGG5O8NOWKNZ1D8QODV9BI9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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