U.S.S.R. Radio, Cairo Papers Say Israel Masses Troops

Radio Moscow charged this week-end in a broadcast beamed to the Near East that Israel is preparing aggression against Jordan and massing troops. The broadcast alleged that Israel plans to seize Jordan within a few days.

Radio Moscow, in the Arab language cast monitored here, said Israel’s alleged plan “threatens not only the existence of Jordan as an Arab state, but the peace of the whole of the Middle East.” Several Soviet newspapers, including Pravda, the Communist Party paper in the USSR, have made similar charges.

The Cairo press has been filled for several days with reports that Israel was concentrating troops on the Jordan frontier. The Nasser-controlled Middle East News Agency said France is sending six bombers to Israel. The newspaper Al Ahram charged Israel with having joined in a British-supported plot involving military operations aimed at placing the west bank of the Jordan River under United Nations Control.

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