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Nasser Claims He Told Eisenhower Israel is ‘barrier’ Between U.s.a., U.a.r.

United Arab Republic President Gamal Abdel Nasser told his legislature in Cairo yesterday that he had told President Eisenhower, while visiting the American leader in New York recently, that Israel “would always remain a barrier” between the UAR and the U.S.A., according to press dispatches received here today.

The Cairo reports say that Nasser also reported he had complained to Mr. Eisenhower about Western shipments of arms to Israel, insisting that there “are no defensive weapons.” The Egyptian dictator presumably told Mr. Eisenhower that his government was not prepared to “compromise” its position vis-a-vis Israel.