• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES HAS TURNED DOWN ISRAEL'S REQUEST FOR MORE PHANTOM AND SKYHAWK JET FIGHTERS--BUT AT THE SAME TIME HAS PROMISED ECONOMIC AID WORTH SOME FORTY-ONE MILLION POUNDS (STERLING).

  • Description

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    GV EXT STATE DEPARTMENT.
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    2.
    LV INT WITH ROGERS ON DAIS.
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    3.
    CU ROGERS SPEAKS
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    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 3): ROGERS: "IN OUR JUDGEMENT, ISRAEL'S AIR CAPACITY IS SUFFICIENT TO MEET ITS NEEDS FOR THE TIME BEING. CONSEQUENTLY, THE PRESIDENT HAS DECIDED TO HOLD IN ABEYANCE FOR NOW A DECISION WITH A RESPECT FOR ISRAEL'S REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL AIRCRAFT. IN DOING SO, HE HAS INSTRUCTED A CLOSE WATCH BE KEPT ON THE MILITARY BALANCE IN THE AREA. THE UNITED STATES WILL BE IN A POSITION TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL AS WELL AS REPLACEMENT AIRCRAFT PROPERLY IF THE SITUATION REQUIRES IT. IN THIS CONNECTION WE HAVE EVIDENCE THAT THE SOVIET UNION HAS BEEN TAKING RECENT STEPS TO STRENGTHEN THE AIR DEFENCE OF THE U.A.R., BY INTRODUCTION OF F.A.-THREE MISSILES AND ADDITIONAL SOVIET PERSONNEL. AS THE PRESIDENT INDICATED ON SATURDAY, THE SITUATION BEARS AND WILL RECEIVE CLOSE, CAREFUL SCRUTINY BY US, AS WELL AS THE CONTINUOUS REVIEW OF THEIR EVALUATION. IN MAKING THIS INTERIM DECISION ON AIRCRAFT, WE HAVE NO INTENTION OF JEOPARDISING THE SECURITY OF ISRAEL. IF STEPS ARE TAKEN WHICH MIGHT UPSET THE CURRENT BALANCE, OR IR ANOTHER POLITICAL JUDGEMENT WARRANTS IT, THE PRESIDENT WILL NOT HESITATE TO RECONSIDER THIS MATTER."




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    Background: THE UNITED STATES HAS TURNED DOWN ISRAEL'S REQUEST FOR MORE PHANTOM AND SKYHAWK JET FIGHTERS--BUT AT THE SAME TIME HAS PROMISED ECONOMIC AID WORTH SOME FORTY-ONE MILLION POUNDS (STERLING). THE ANNOUNCEMENT CAME FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE, MR. WILLIAM ROGERS, AT A SPECIALLY CONVENED WASHINGTON NEWS CONFERENCE
    THE DECISION NOT TO SUPPLY THE JETS HAD BEEN EXPECTED FOR SOME DAYS, BUT IN MAKING IT, MR. ROGERS EMPHASISED THAT IT WAS NOT "THE FINAL WORD", BUT WHAT PRESIDENT NIXON HAS CALLED A "DEFERRAL OF ACTION" WHILST ISRAEL MAINTAINS AIR SUPERIORITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

    SYNOPSIS: IN WASHINGTON, THE U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE, MR. WILLIAM ROGERS ANNOUNCES A NEW POLICY ON FUTURE MILITARY AID TO ISRAEL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACVMSFMPSSNAXTPDPUDCW08GYE
    Media URN:
    VLVACVMSFMPSSNAXTPDPUDCW08GYE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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