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London Reports ‘stiff Price’ Exacted by Nasser from Germany

February 12, 1965
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Egypt’s President Gamal Addel Nasser exacted a stiff price for agreeing with West Germany’s demand that Cairo would not recognize Communist East Germany, Cairo dispatches revealed here today. Among the items agreed to by Bonn, the Cairo reports stated, were these:

1. Germany would halt further shipments of arms to Israel; 2. West Germany would build five nuclear reactors for Nasser; 3. Bonn would cancel its plan for a meeting between Chancellor Ludwig Erhard and Israel Prime Minister Levi Eshkol; 4. Germany would refrain from extending full diplomatic relations with Israel “in the near future.”

The one concession made by Nasser, it was said here, was an agreement to overlook West Germany’s possible renewal of its 1952 reparations agreement with Israel, which is due to expire March 31.

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