• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Israel's air attack on Sunday (7 Sunday) on an Iraqi nuclear installation has provoked a flurry of condemnation around the world.

  • Description

    MATERIAL ON DIGITISED CLIP FROM TAPE INCLUDES

    (SOUND) GV PAN Jerusalem;newsmen seated awaiting Begin presser

    SV Israeli Prime Minister Begin and defence chiefs seated behind table (2 shots)

    GV Newsmen looking on

    CU & GVs Begin speaking, newsmen filming and taking notes (7 shots)

    SEQ 7: BEGIN: "Despite all the condemnations which were heaped on Israel for the last 24 hours, Israel has nothing to apologies for. We have had reliable information, from the most reliable sources, that either in July this year, or at the latest in September, the nuclear reactor Osirak is going to be operational and hot. For simple logic we decided to act now, before it is too late. We shall defend our people with all the means at our disposal."

    GV Newsmen looking on

    CU & GVs Begin speaking, newsmen filming and taking notes (7 shots)

    Unknown person speaking

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    ***BELOW MATERIAL NOT ON DIGITISED CLIP***

    (MUTE) SV Iraqi Foreign Minister Saddoun Hammadi receiving diplomats in Baghdad

    CU Hammadi speaking

    SV hammadi talking to diplomats (2 shots)

    (SOUND) GV PAN Jerusalem;newsmen seated awaiting Begin presser

    SV Israeli Prime Minister Begin and defence chiefs seated behind table (2 shots)

    GV Newsmen looking on

    CU & GVs Begin speaking, newsmen filming and taking notes (7 shots)

    (MUTE) AERIAL VIEW U.S. military aircraft similar to those used in Baghdad raid (6 shots)

    GV INTERIOR U.S. House of Representatives

    (SOUND) CU Representative Jonathan Bingham speaking

    (MUTE) GV Bingham walking way from rostrum

    (SOUND) SCU Representative David Bowen (D) speaking

    SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)

    SEQ 7: BEGIN: "Despite all the condemnations which were heaped on Israel for the last 24 hours, Israel has nothing to apologies for. We have had reliable information, from the most reliable sources, that either in July this year, or at the latest in September, the nuclear reactor Osirak is going to be operational and hot. For simple logic we decided to act now, before it is too late. We shall defend our people with all the means at our disposal."

    (TRANSCRIPT) (SEQ 10): BINGHAM: "Mr. Speaker, the world may well be a safer place because of Israel's action on Sunday".

    SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)

    SEQ. 12: BOWEN: "In contrast President Sadat, who met with Prime Minister Begin only a week ago, feels stabbed in the back, and we Americans should be gravely embarrassed since it is our weaponry, our technology, financed by our foreign aid, which has made this raid possible.

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    Background: INTRODUCTION: Israel's air attack on Sunday (7 Sunday) on an Iraqi nuclear installation has provoked a flurry of condemnation around the world. Arab countries in particular were swift to denounce the raid, including Egypt which made a formal protest to Israel. Iraq reacted initially by calling for an emergency meeting of the Arab League, which is expected to be held on Thursday (11 June).
    SYNOPSIS: Iraqi Foreign Minister Saadoun Hammadi also summoned foreign diplomats accredited to Baghdad to register his country's protest at the bombing. Hammadi told the ambassadors that Iraq had always respected the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, but Israel had no such commitment.
    In Jerusalem meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin called a press conference on Tuesday (9 June) to fend off mounting international indignation. Accompanied on the rostrum by army Chief of Staff Rafael Eitan and other military advisers, Begin told reporters why the raid had gone ahead: The attack has led the United States government to seriously reconsider its deliveries of military equipment to Israel. Advance American fighter-bomber aircraft were used in the raid, which are supplied to Israel on condition they are used only for defensive purposes.
    In a U.S. Congress debate, some voices could be heard in support of Israel.
    Others showed more concern at the development.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC9RR1MU0TJKGCEZV7529BKK2R
    Media URN:
    VLVAC9RR1MU0TJKGCEZV7529BKK2R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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