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Sadat Welcomes Israeli Move

June 3, 1975
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President Anwar Sadat of Egypt said in an NBC television interview in Salzburg today that Israel’s decision to thin out its forces east of the Suez Canal “is a very encouraging act” which he welcomed “because it is a step toward peace and they should not fear peace.” The Egyptian leader, who just concluded two days of talks with President Ford in Salzburg, said “When I opened the (Suez) Canal I wanted to say to Israel and to the whole world that I don’t fear peace. I am ready to work out peace.”

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