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Saudi Crown Prince Confers with Eisenhower; Raises Akaba Issue

Informed sources today reported that Crown Prince Faisal, Saudi Foreign Minister, had insisted in top level talks here that the United States cease supporting the Israeli position on transit through the Gulf of Akaba.

The Crown Prince saw President Eisenhower today and assured him that Syria is no threat to its Arab neighbors. The Prince revealed this to newsmen after the meeting. Apparently rejecting the idea current here that Syria is going Communist, the Arabian Foreign Minister said “there is no danger whatsoever from any Arab country to any other Arab country.” Informed sources reported the Saudi attitude on Syria was a source of disappointment to the Administration.

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