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Arab States Reported Negotiating for Merger

October 6, 1953
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The German press today published reports from Damascus that influential Arab circles are engaged in negotiations for the creation of a “Greater Arab Empire” to embrace all Arab states in the Middle East. The reports assert that Prince Feisal of Saudi Arabia has stated that his government would agree to the amalgamation of Saudi Arabia with any country willing to work for unity and a union of all Arab countries.

(The formation of a United States of Arab Nations within the next two decades, replacing the Arab League and uniting the Arab countries behind a solidified front in international affairs, was forecast in New York yesterday by Dr. Farid Zeineddine, Syrian Ambassador to the United States. The Ambassador made his statement after attending a meeting of the Syrian and Lebanese American Federation of the Eastern States.)

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