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Eisenhower Asks Russia Not to Foster Trouble in the Middle East

President Eisenhower, in his 4, 000 word letter to Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin yesterday, expressed the hope that the USSR would abide by the provisions of the United Nations Charter in relation to the Middle East. Mr. Eisenhower added his personal assurances that the United States will. The President said:

“You suggest that we should agree to respect the independence of the countries of the Near and Middle East and renounce the use of force in the settlement to the Near and Middle East. But by the Charter of the United Nations we have already taken precisely those obligations as regards all countries, including those of the Near and Middle East. Our profound hope is that the Soviets feel themselves as bound by the provisions of the Charter as, I assure you, we feel bound. “