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Arab-israel Tension Reviewed at Eisenhower-churchill Talks

Prime Minister Churchill’s talks with President Eisenhower this week-end included discussion of moves desired mainly by the United States to expedite the arming of Iraq, Egypt and possibly other Arab League states. It is believed Churchill was urged to make concessions to Egypt on the Suez Canal issue so that State Department plans to arm Egypt might be facilitated.

Meanwhile, Arab-Israel tension was reviewed with emphasis on the strengthening of United Nations truce apparatus and possible reaffirmation in some form of the tripartite declaration of 1950. The Near East was discussed against the background of State Department warnings that Russia was becoming increasingly active there. Moves envisaged by the United States to win Arab cooperation with the West were stressed.

Presidential press secretary James Hagerty revealed that Henry A. Byroade, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, has participated in the top-level talks. Mr. Hagerty said Mr. Byroade was helping to draft a final statement A White House communique announcing results of the week-end meetings is expected some time Monday.

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