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    JERUSALEM

    Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, in a wide-ranging speech on the Middle East, reasserted on June 20 that his country would not withdraw from Lebanon until it was satisfied with arrangements to protect its security.

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    1. GVs Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir arrives at conference amid applause. (2 SHOTS) 0.21
    2. SVs Shamir speaking as people listen. (SOT) (4 SHOTS) 1.35
    TRANSCRIPT: SHAMIR: (SEQ 2) "In the north we are facing ad adversary that is committed to a dogmatic and rejectionist policy against Israel. The Syrian leadership wants to maintain the state of war with Israel until it should reach military superiority, or, as they put it, strategic parity, with Israel. They will never achieve this goal because we shall not let them. Meanwhile, they are trying to impose their will and dogma on the Lebanese people and government. We had reached an agreement with the government of Lebanon that respected its sovereignty and provided some security arrangements to prevent the return of terrorist attacks against us. we are willing to withdraw from Lebanon under the terms of that agreement. But Syria and its proxies intervened and prevented its implementation. Our policy, nevertheless, is unchanged. we will not withdraw from Lebanon unless and until satisfactory security arrangements are undertaken and carried out."
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    Background: JERUSALEM

    Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, in a wide-ranging speech on the Middle East, reasserted on June 20 that his country would not withdraw from Lebanon until it was satisfied with arrangements to protect its security. He was addressing a conference for Jewish education at the Knesset in Jerusalem. Speaking first on Israel's relations with Egypt, Mr. Shamir said his country had tried to impress upon Egypt the importance of reviving autonomy talks. On Jordan, Mr. Shamir said Israel could not tolerate Jordanian attempts to court what he described as Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) terrorists but, despite that, Israel was willing to negotiate with Jordan towards the solution of common problems. On Syria, the Israeli Prime Minister said his country was facing an adversary committed to a dogmatic and "rejectionist" policy against Israel. The Syrian leadership wanted to maintain the state of war with Israel until it reached military superiority. In the meantime they were trying to impose their will on the Lebanese people and Government. On Lebanon itself, Mr. Shamir said Israel had reached agreement with the Government of Lebanon that provided some security arrangements to prevent the return of terrorist attacks on his country. Israel, he added, was willing to withdraw from Lebanon under the terms of that agreement, but Syria intervened and prevented its implementation. His government's policy, he asserted, remained unchanged: that Israel would not withdraw from Lebanon until satisfactorily security arrangements were brought into effect.

    Source: REUTERS - ELI FASTMAN

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7OSI9JROWK4SOYQ6VDCPH1Y4U
    Media URN:
    VLVA7OSI9JROWK4SOYQ6VDCPH1Y4U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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