Egyptians Angry, Regard Decision As an ‘encouragement of Aggression’
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Egyptians Angry, Regard Decision As an ‘encouragement of Aggression’

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Anger was expressed in Cairo today over the U.S. decision to start negotiations on the sale of supersonic jets to Israel, it was reported here. The League of Arab States denounced the U.S. as unfair. Arab spokesmen accused President Johnson of “pushing us into the embrace of the Russians.”

The Government-owned newspaper Al Gumhuny branded the negotiations as “encouragement of aggression.” Arab diplomats told the press in Cairo that the development dimmed peace hopes and “sealed the fate of the United Nations’ efforts to achieve an honorable settlement of the crisis.”

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