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Pompidou Reported Concerned with Israel’s Future in Light of Soviet Intervention in Egypt

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President Georges Pompidou, who has angered Israel by embargoing her 50 paid-for Mirage jets, has voiced “serious concern for Israel’s future security” at all of his recent meetings with various personalities, the weekly “Nouvel Observateur” said today. President Pompidou also believes, the publication said, that the only way to safeguard Israel’s security is by a preliminary joint agreement among the Big Four powers. A Big Two agreement, he feels, would protect the interests of the United States and the Soviet Union but not those of Israel. The publication said M. Pompidou has expressed concern over the immediate future of Israel in light of Soviet intervention in Egypt.

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