ACCRA (Jun. 23)
The “permanent delimitation of the State of Israel, “the creation of an Arab state for the refugees, and the establishment of a nuclear moratorium in the Middle East were urged here yesterday by Kwame Nkrumah, President of Ghana, in an address to the Ghana National Assembly. Asserting that “time is running out, ” he called on the United Nations “to move as quickly as they can to save a very grave situation” in the Middle East.”
He said that the nuclear arms race in the Middle East was “now open secret. ” Instability in this area, he declared, not only heightens world tension but jeopardizes the security of the African continent. For that reason and “in the interest of world peace, ” he said, a way must be found quickly “to ease the dangerous arms race between Israel and Egypt which could easily lead to disaster for Africa, the Middle East and the world.
“This arms race, ” he pointed out, “has already involved some of the major world powers who are “aiding and abetting both sides in the struggle. ” He called on “the world leaders” to hasten to “insulate” the Middle East “not only from the intensification of the cold war crisis in that area, but also from the threat of a nuclear arms clash between the Arabs and Israel. “