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Moscow Supports Czechoslovak Arms Deal with Egypt, Soviet Leader Says

V.V. Kuznetsov, First Deputy Foreign Minister of the Soviet Union and head of the Soviet delegation to the United Nations General Assembly, today told a press conference here that the Soviet Government views the sale of arms by Czechoslovakia to Egypt as a “purely commercial arrangement between two sovereign countries.”

Asked about Moscow’s readiness or willingness to join the United States, Britain and France in a four-power guarantee of security for the Middle East, Mr. Kuznetsov said that Russia’s opposition to the forming of any blocs anywhere is well known.