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Soviet Foreign Minister Stresses Moscow’s Friendship for Arabs

June 18, 1956
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The Cairo radio broadcast a statement today made by Soviet Foreign Minister Dmitri Shepilov upon his arrival to Egypt in which he emphasized Soviet friendship for the Arab countries and declared that the Soviet Union is against “colonial expansion” and “imperialist monopoly,” especially “oil monopolies.”

At the same time, the official Egyptian radio attacked Secretary of State John Foster Dulles for stating that while the United States is refusing arms to Israel, it has no objection to such sales by other nations. “Whether America gives planes and arms to Israel directly or delivers these planes alternately via France and Canada, our view toward America would not change,” the Cairo broadcast said. “These elementary political tricks no longer deceive us. America should realize that like other sections of mankind, we have brains.”

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