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    KING FEISAL CAME TO THE SAUDI ARABIAN THRONE IN NOVEMBER, 1964, AFTER THE DEPOSITION OF HIS BROTHER, KING SAUD.

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    FEISAL VISITING WARTIME BRITAIN IN 1943 AND I INSPECTING COASTAL DEFENCES; RECITING OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO KING SAUD IN 1958 AFTER BEING GIVEN FULL POWERS OF GOVERNMENT; WITH PRESIDENT NASSER AT ALEXANDRA AIRPORT IN 1964 WHEN ARRIVING FOR ARAB SUMMIT CONFERENCE; SHORTLY AFTER ACCEDING TO THRONE HE IS VISITED BY PRINCE PHILIP (FEBRUARY, 1965); SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH NASSER IN JEDDAH IN AUGUST 1965, ENDING YEMEN WAR; VISITS KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN IN 1966; VISITS SUDAN AND RECEIVES SWORD AND COPY OF KORAN AT ISLAMIC SCHOOL; LEADS RELIGIOUS CEREMONY DURING PILGRIMAGE TO MECCA; SPEAKING IN ARABIC (WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION) IN WASHINGTON IN JUNE, 1966, WHEN A NEW YORK CIVIC RECEPTION FOR HIM WAS CANCELLED AFTER SOME REMARKS HE MADE ABOUT JEWS; VISITS PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA OF TUNISIA IN SEPTEMBER, 1966.




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    Background: KING FEISAL CAME TO THE SAUDI ARABIAN THRONE IN NOVEMBER, 1964, AFTER THE DEPOSITION OF HIS BROTHER, KING SAUD. DURING MOST OF THE 6 1/2 YEARS BEFORE HIS ACCESSION, FEISAL VIRTUALLY SHARED CONTROL OF THE COUNTRY WITH SAUD.

    HE WAS BORN FEISAL IBN ABDUL AZIZ IBN SAUD IN 1905, THE THIRD OF THE 33 SONS OF KING IBN SAUD WHO RULED SAUDI ARABIA SINGLE-HANDED UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1953. AS THE KING'S ELDEST SON DIED IN AN INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC, HE DESIGNATED HIS SECOND SON, SAUD, AS CROWN PRINCE.

    WHILE STILL IN HIS TEENS, PRINCE FEISAL TOOK PART WITH HIS FATHER IN THE LATTER'S VICTORIOUS CAMPAIGNS IN NEJD AND THE HEDJAZ DURING WORLD WAR ONE. AND IN 1926 HE COMMANDED THE WAHABI ARMIES AGAINST THE SHERIF OF MECCA.

    WHEREAS HIS BROTHER SAUD DEALT WITH TRIBAL AND OTHER INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND RARELY LEFT THE COUNTRY, PRINCE FEISAL WAS SENT ABROAD ON A NUMBER OF DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS. HE HEADED THE SAUDI DELEGATION TO SAN FRANCISCO IN 1945 AT THE FOUNDING OF THE UNITED NATIONS. IN 1953 HE BECAME CROWN PRINCE WHEN HIS BROTHER SUCCEEDED TO THE THRONE.

    IN MARCH, 1958, THE KING GAVE FEISAL -- WHO WAS ALREADY PRIME MINISTER -- FULL CONTROL OVER THE COUNTRY'S FOREIGN POLICY AND INTERNAL AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS. TWO YEARS LATER, HOWEVER, CROWN PRINCE FEISAL RESIGNED AS PRIME MINISTER AND KING SAUD TOOK OVER THE PREMIERSHIP WITH A CABINET OF HIS OWN NOMINEES.

    IN OCTOBER, 1962, AFTER THE REVOLUTION IN THE YEMEN, KING SAUD DISMISSED HIS CABINET AND AGAIN APPOINTED HIS BROTHER AS PRIME MINISTER

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    Film ID:
    VLVA92JD8WZB7BXX92DXR3N4EACKB
    Media URN:
    VLVA92JD8WZB7BXX92DXR3N4EACKB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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