LONDON (Mar. 11)
The United States was accused in the British press today of aiding Egyptian President Nasser indirectly to instigate revolutions in other Arab countries in order to bring these countries under his domination.
Declaring that Nasser is “riding high in triumph” following the revolutions he instigated in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, the London Daily Mail said today that Western experts believe that Nasser is paying at least $1,000,000 per day for Yemen. The money, the paper asserted, comes actually from the United States which gives Egypt free surplus food which in turn is sold by Egypt for cash, “This cash, instead of going into internal development of Egypt, pays for the Yemen war, ” the Daily Mail stresses.
The paper says that the United States “turns a blind eye” to Nasser’s ambition to dominate the Middle East and control its oil. The Daily Telegraph similarly emphasizes in an editorial today that “the policy of Nasser is to instigate and support military coups, and the policy of the United States is not to interfere with Nasser’s movements.”