7. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Egypt1
Washington, January 5, 1957—2:04 p.m.
2206. Embtel 2126.2 We suggest following points to take up with Nasser:
- Any of points from Deptel 19123 which you may consider appropriate to mention. We would suggest fedayeen, operations by Egyptian agents against sovereignty and authority of neighboring states, and radio attacks upon policies and personalities these states.
- Points suggested by Secretary in Deptel 2046.4 You may wish combine these with points taken from Circular 580 of January 55 and President’s address to Congress same day on proposed Joint Congressional Resolution dealing with Middle East. (See Wireless File)
- You may wish express hope that clearance of Canal and installation of UNEF will proceed smoothly and that negotiations on future Canal regime will shortly recommence.
- We would like you to take up situation of Jews in Egypt. Say we continuing receive reports of mistreatment these people and expressions of mounting concern on part of American people, particularly Congressional circles. During hostilities it may be justifiable for states to take measures which they consider necessary to protect security in light hostilities, but once latter are terminated, as now in Egypt, efforts should be made restore normal atmosphere.
Travel orders in separate telegram.
- Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.80/1–557. Confidential. Drafted by Rockwell. Approved for transmission by Rountree who signed for Dulles.↩
- In telegram 2126 from Cairo, January 3, Hare suggested that he return to Washington for consultations and requested guidance on points he might raise before leaving. (Ibid., 123–Hare, Raymond A.)↩
- Vol. XVI, p. 1295.↩
- Ibid., p. 1324.↩
- Circular telegram 580 contained guidance on points to stress with host governments in light of the President’s address. It is scheduled for publication in volume XII.↩