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Soviet Reported Negotiating Delivery of New Arms to Egypt

The usually well-informed Kurier, Vienna’s largest daily newspaper, carried a page one story today asserting that secret talks were underway in Vienna between Soviet officials and the Egyptian general staff on deliveries of additional arms to Egypt.

The newspaper said that the assistant Egyptian Chief of Staff conferred over the weekend secretly with Czechoslovakian and Soviet delegates. Trustworthy sources were cited to the effect that conferences on the matter of shipments of arms to Egypt were held in a Soviet-owned house and lasted many hours.