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    The former Egyptian Chief Staff, Saadeddein Shazli, has announced the formation of an Egyptian National Front in exile to co-operate with opposition inside Egyptian oust President Anwar Sadat's government.

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    SV INTERIOR Former Egyptian Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Saddedein Shazli speaking at news conference in Arabic (2 shots)
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    Background: The former Egyptian Chief Staff, Saadeddein Shazli, has announced the formation of an Egyptian National Front in exile to co-operate with opposition inside Egyptian oust President Anwar Sadat's government. Lieutenant-General Shazli, speaking in his capacity as secretary-general of the front, made the announcement at a news conference in Damascus on Thursday (march 27).

    SYNOPSIS; General Shazli, who was dismissed from his post of Chief of Staff after the Arab-Israeli war of 1973, said he had signed the front's charter as an independent. He said the front was co-ordinating with all those who sought to oust President Sadat's regime and foil the Camp David agreement between Egypt and israel. All organisations affiliated with the front would maintain their independent line of thought outside the front's activities. General Shazli said the Egyptian regime would be overthrown by the people as it had lost it's legal entity after it's alliance with American imperialism and israel.

    General Shazli charged that Egypt's military power had been reduced to half over the past few years, while that of Israel had doubled. He said President Sadat was using Egyptian armed forces for 'dirty ends'. These included creating reasons for a clash with the Libyan Jamahiriyah; intervention in Zaire; and giving the United States the right to build bases on Egyptian territory.

    The aims of the front were listed as the creation of a democratic parliamentary regime in Egypt which could abrogate the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, liberating the occupied territories, and the creation of a Palestinian state. Other prominent figures to sign the charter include Egypt's first woman minister, Hikmat Abu Zeid, of the Nasserist Party, Mr. Michael Kamel for the Communist Party, and Dr. Hassan Fathulbab on behalf of the Nationalist Egyptians Living Abroad.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8DWHRYWR0EMA8BKT8S5LG983K
    Media URN:
    VLVA8DWHRYWR0EMA8BKT8S5LG983K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1980
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    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
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