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U.S. Appeal to Moscow Against Arming of Egypt “bluntly” Rejected

Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov bluntly rejected Secretary of State Dulles’ appeal for his intercession to halt the flow of Communist arms to Egypt, U.S. Government sources said today.

These sources indicated that Molotov, in word and tone, expressed anger at Mr. Dulles’ suggestion and referred the latter’s attention to American arms shipments to Iraq and other countries.

Mr. Molotov reportedly emphasized that Soviet bloc shipments would be continued. He was described as taking the position that it was a “commercial transaction” and an “internal affair” of Czechoslovakia and Egypt in which the United States had no right to interfere.