Eisenhower May Convene Congress to Act on Middle East Situation
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Eisenhower May Convene Congress to Act on Middle East Situation

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President Eisenhower may call a special session of Congress in connection with the Middle Eastern was crisis if the feels the facts justify it. This was learned tonight from State Department sources. The President flew back to Washington, because of the war situation, to meet with Secretary of State Dulles at the White House.

Mr. Dulles met this evening with British and French diplomats. The State Department said the meeting pertained to the applicability of the 1950 Tripartite Declaration of 1950 to the present situation. It announced that Mr. Dulles suggested that prompt action be taken to bring before the United Nations Security Council the reported movement of Israel forces into Egypt.

The State Department said representatives of France and the United Kingdom would immediately consult with their respective governments in the hope of communicating to the United States tomorrow morning their government’s views. Official sources indicated that the Israel-Egyptian fighting may be raised as an issue before the United Nations Security Council tomorrow.

Chairman Walter George of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said today that Israel-Egyptian warfare now raging “may necessitate an immediate session of Congress.” The Senator, President Eisenhower’s personal representative to NATO, said the U.S. should join Britain and France in an appeal to the UN after getting all the facts.

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