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Nasser Threatens to Quit the Arab League; is Attacked by Arab States

A serious split between Col. Nasser, Egypt’s dictator, and the rulers of other Arab countries resulted today in an announcement by the Middle East News Agency, which is under Nasser’s control, that Egypt will withdraw from the Arab League unless the League’s Council, now meeting in Lebanon, “takes a decision concerning the campaign of insults and lies” against Nasser.

Meanwhile, the Cairo Radio reported today that the Egyptian delegation walked out today from the session of the Arab League Council at which Syrian complaints against Nasser were discussed. The Syrian delegation asked the Council meeting to adopt a resolution condemning Nasser.

Strong opposition to Nasser was also shaping itself up today in Saudi Arabia where King Hussein of Jordan and King Saud are mapping joint strategy against Nasser’s “infiltration.”