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Eisenhower Seeks Egypt’s Promise Not to Attack Israel

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Informed circles here today indicated that President Eisenhower, in his talks with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at Bermuda, suggested that Egypt must be put under a promise not to attack Israel, as part of the settlement of the British-Egyptian dispute over the Suez Canal.

In return, Egypt would receive U.S. munitions and the State Department would pay more attention to the Arab League arguments at the United Nations, the formula presented by President Eisenhower for settlement of the Suez Canal issue is reported to have stipulated. The American formula, rejected by Mr. Churchill, called for the withdrawal of British troops from the Suez Canal on the basis of an Egyptian agreement to allow the return of such troops in the event of war.

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