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Egyptian Spokesman Calls for Arming of Jordan by Arab States

It is the prime duty of each of the Arab states to supply Jordan with arms to use in its dispute with Israel, Major Salem, spokesman for the Egyptian Government, declared in Bagdad during his recent visit there, it was reported here today. Maj. Salem, currently in Jordan, is touring the Arab capitals on a political and military mission.

(It was reported from Cairo today that Sen. Estes Kefauver, after a conference with Egyptian Premier Gamel Nasser, revealed that he had expressed the hope that Col. Nasser would take the lead in settlement of the Arab-Israel situation and lifting of the Suez Canal blockade. He refused to reveal what Col. Nasser had replied.)