• Short Summary

    An emissary from Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein, delivered a message to Turkey's military head of State, General Kenan Evren, on Sunday (26 October).

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    SV Iraqi Minister of Industry & Mineral Resources, Tahir Tawfiq speaking in Arabic to journalists in Ankara, Turkey
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    SV PULL BACK TO GV Reporters taking notes
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    SV & GV Mr Tahir Tawfiq speaking in Arabic. (2 shots)
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    Background: An emissary from Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein, delivered a message to Turkey's military head of State, General Kenan Evren, on Sunday (26 October). But he declined to disclose its contents to reporters.

    SYNOPSIS: Tahir Tawfiq, Iraq's Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources, and a member of Iraq's Revolutionary Command Council, told a news conference he had delivered the message verbally, and was awaiting a reply. But he did make it clear he hadn't asked for Turkey's help in mediating in the Gulf War. He told the journalists that Iraq did not want to involve Turkey in the conflict. He wanted them to remain neutral.

    Turkey borders on both Iraq and Iran. It has already said it will remain neutral, and allow no military equipment to pass to either side across its territory while the war continues. Mr Tawfiq said he had discussed the war with Turkish officials, as well as ways of expanding Turkish-Iraqi relations. One likely topic was the future of the Iraqi oil pipeline which passes through Turkey. It is now dry after becoming one of the first casualties of the Gulf War.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6VMV883UKEYZJB1LX6DFUDFOT
    Media URN:
    VLVA6VMV883UKEYZJB1LX6DFUDFOT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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