674.84A/7–1751: Telegram

The Ambassador in Egypt (Caffery) to the Department of State 1


58. Azzam Pasha tells me that he is very much concerned about the Suez restrictions at SC as he apprehends that it will cause another flare-up of Arab countries against the UK and US, which he does not believe to be in the gen interest at this time and he fears that it will cause Arabs to take a still more unrealistic attitude than they are now taking towards the Iron Curtain, and he is especially concerned about their position on other questions of world importance before the UN.

I asked him if he had any suggestions to offer, and while he talked a lot he came up with nothing constructive.

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