• Short Summary

    FOLLOWING MID JUNE 25 CLAIM THAT KUWAIT WAS AN INTEGRAL PART OF IRAQ, AND THAT THE SHEIKDOM WOULD BE "ANNEXED PEACEFULLY", GENERAL ABDUL KARIN KASSEN, PRIME MINISTER OF IRAQ, WAS INTERVIEWED AT HIS OFFICE IN BAGHDAD.

  • Description


    KASSEN (FOUR EXTRACTS) SAID:



    "IRAQ WAS LIBERATED FROM IMPERIALISM, AND BECAME TRULY INDEPENDENT. KUWAIT REMAINED A RICH PLUNDER FOR THE BRITISH."



    "THE PEOPLE OF KUWAIT ARE STILL POOR AND DOWN-TRODDEN; THEY ARE STARVING FOR FRESH WATER WHICH IS WITHHELD FROM THOSE WHO GO BARE-FOOTED."



    "THE WEALTH OF THE COUNTRY GOES ABROAD INTO THE POCKETS OF THE IMPERIALS."



    "IT IS BECAUSE OF THIS THAT WE DECIDED TO TAKE ACTION AND PREVENT THE BRITISH FROM FURTHER EXPLOITING KUWAIT."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FOLLOWING MID JUNE 25 CLAIM THAT KUWAIT WAS AN INTEGRAL PART OF IRAQ, AND THAT THE SHEIKDOM WOULD BE "ANNEXED PEACEFULLY", GENERAL ABDUL KARIN KASSEN, PRIME MINISTER OF IRAQ, WAS INTERVIEWED AT HIS OFFICE IN BAGHDAD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAFSKADXW06EB3XX21QAPMYYPT
    Media URN:
    VLVAFSKADXW06EB3XX21QAPMYYPT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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