WASHINGTON (Jul. 31)
Reports received here today from Moscow attributed to Soviet sources the information that the Kremlin, in exchange for new arms for the Arabs, has asked for the stationing of Soviet military advisers with Arab troops and air force units. The reports said Moscow had also demanded increased Soviet direction of Arab military affairs. The Russian fleet has already been granted indefinite port privileges in Alexandria, Egypt and Port Said.
According to the Moscow dispatches, Soviet leaders are seeking to make the Arabs into an effective military machine while deterring rash actions that might provoke prematurely an uncontrollable conflagration.
Egyptian Army chief of staff Lt. Gen. Mohammed Abdel Menam Riad has left Moscow for Egypt with a top-level military delegation after extensive talks with the Soviet high command.