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State Department Denies Egyptian Report on U.S. Arms to Israel

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An official State Department source today denied an Egyptian report that the United States had agreed to provide Israel with a significant amount of heavy arms.

While the United States is continuing study of an Israeli request for defensive arms, the State Department said, any report that this government has promised Israel forty to fifty million dollars worth of arms is untrue.

(In London, the Daily Telegraph, which has close ties with the Foreign Office, denied today an Egyptian report that the British Government had agreed to provide Israel with 50,000,000 pounds ($140,000,000) worth of arms. “The British Government,” the Telegraph said, “has taken no final decision on what military equipment will be supplied to Israel.”)

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