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Uar Envoy Hints U.s.-egyptian Diplomatic Relations May Be Restored

Egypt’s Ambassador Abdullah El Erim indicated yesterday that Egypt still maintains close contact with the U.S. and continues to rely on American pressure on Israel to “enable us to reach a peaceful solution to the Middle East conflict.” Speaking at a luncheon of the Diplomatic Press Association, El Erim also hinted, but refused to confirm, that Egypt and the U.S. were considering the resumption of diplomatic relations which were broken by Egypt during the Six-Day War. In response to questions, he said Egypt would have no objections to the resumption of diplomatic relations between Israel and the USSR if it meant that Israel would adhere to the UN charter and carry out Security Council resolutions including the withdrawal from all occupied Arab territories.