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Eisenhower Summons Congressional Leaders to Meet on Middle East

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President Eisenhower sought today to advance plans for a Middle East settlement as the White House placed emphasis on the concept of bi-partisan foreign policy.

Congressional leaders have been summoned to the White House to meet with the President on Friday. The meeting will deal with the Middle Eastern situation, probably including the question of the withdrawal of Israel forces from Egyptian territory, and Eastern European matters.

White House spokesman James Hagerty said the Friday meeting was not for the purpose of asking participation of U. S. troops, Other sources revealed that Mr. Eisenhower favors using only troops for the proposed UN police force from small, non-Communist nations.

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