New French Party, Headed by Soustelle, Hits Arab League’s Racist Policy

Sharp resolutions condemning the “racist policy” of the Arab League, and attacking President Gamal Abdel Nasser of the United Arab Republic as “a dictator trying to provoke a world conflagration through his actions and propaganda.” were adopted here last night at a meeting of a newly emerging political party, the “Committee for Democratic Defense and Action.” The group is headed by Jacques Soustelle, former close associate of President Charles de Gaulle.

Another resolution adopted at the meeting called for “equal rights for Jews in Russia.”

M. Soustelle compared Nasser’s pan-Arab policy to “Hitlerism and nazism.” He affirmed strong opposition to the UAR’s candidacy for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, and requested that the French Government “oppose that candidacy with all available means.” Linking Nasserism with “the Kremlin’s subversive movement in Africa and Asia,” M. Soustelle told the meeting: “Nasser is threatening not only Middle East peace but world peace.”

Much significance was attached in political circles here to Soustelle’s pronouncement against Nasser and pan-Arabism, in view of the fact that the former top Gaullist lieutenant, dropped by President de Gaulle for pursuing a tough line against the Algerian rebels, is about to stage a political comeback. M. Soustelle is expected to announce formally tomorrow the launching of his new party as an active factor on the French political scene.

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