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Chinese Leader Charges USSR Betraying Cause of Palestinians; Working with U.S. Imperialism to Aid is

January 3, 1972
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Vice-Premier Li Heien-Hien of the People’s Republic of China, that country’s new strong man, has accused the Soviet Union of sabotaging “the just struggle of the Palestinian and other Arab peoples against aggression.” Speaking in Peking at a banquet given for the Iraqi delegation, headed by Abdul Khaliq Al Samarra, the Chinese leader said that “without the support of American imperialism, Israel cannot survive. On the other hand,” he continued, “social imperialism (the Soviet Union), which is contending and colluding with American imperialism at the same time, has tried in 1,001 ways to sabotage the just struggle of the Palestinian and other Arab peoples against aggression.”

The Vice-Premier said “the Palestinian and other Arabs have become increasingly aware as to who are their friends and who are false ones. The 100 million Arab people are experiencing a new awakening.” He asserted: “We firmly maintain that the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people to return to their homeland and to national existence must be restored.”

At the same time, Hsien declared that “the Israeli Zionist aggressors must withdraw from all the Arab territories they have invaded and occupied.” He added: “We are deeply convinced that persevering in struggle and upholding unity, the heroic Arab, with a revolutionary tradition, will surely be able to overcome the temporary difficulties confronting them and win victory of their struggle against American-Israeli aggression.”

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