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U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Returns to Washington for Consultations

The American Ambassador to Egypt, Lucius Battle, is returning to Washington for consultations in connection with the troubled relations between the United States and the Nasser regime. He is expected to arrive here tomorrow. The Ambassador was personally criticized by President Nasser in a public address.

Secretary of State Dean Rusk was informed today in a letter from National Commander Ralph Plofsky, of the Jewish War Veterans, that, because the State Department has urged continued aid to Egypt, despite Egypt’s pro-Communist activities and abuse of America the veterans will ask Congressional leaders to adopt a mandatory ban on further assistance.