LONDON (Mar. 12)
The Syrian and Iraqi delegations which concluded talks in Damascus yesterday on behalf of the new pro-Nasser regimes in their countries agreed to intensify action against Israel, the Daily Telegraph reported today in a dispatch from the Syrian capital.
The Daily Express reported from Cairo that President Nasser of Egypt was planning a five-nation Arab military pact aimed at formation of an Arab army equipped with Soviet submarines and jet fighters. The Express said that the plans call for Nasser to be the Supreme Commander of all Middle East Arab military forces with the goal of crushing Jordan and Saudi Arabia first and finally Israel.
(In Washington, the Department of State today made known that the United States has decided to grant diplomatic recognition to the new regime in Syria.)