Egypt Dismantles Last Missile Site

Egypt has dismantled the third and last of the missile sites it erected on the east bank of the Suez Canal, apparently satisfying Israel’s demand for their removal on grounds that the sites were a violation of the 1975 Sinai interim agreement.

The Egyptians removed the first two sites last month following an Israeli complaint lodged with Gen. Ensio Siilasvuo, commander of the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) in Sinai. The third site remained a point of contention but was taken down after discussions between Siilasvuo and Egyptian military authorities. A dispute persists, however, over Israel’s charges that the Egyptians have more battalions in the limited forces zone than authorized under the interim accord.

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