263. Central Intelligence Agency Intelligence Information Cable1

[document number not declassified]

COUNTRY

  • UAR/USSR/ISRAEL

DOI

  • Late August 1968

SUBJECT

  • Possible Provision of Advanced Aircraft to UAR by the USSR

ACQ

  • [less than 1 line of source text not declassified]

SOURCE

  • [3 lines of source text not declassified]
1.
Lieutenant General Amir Khammash, Jordan Arab Army Chief of Staff, was informed during a visit to Cairo in late August 1968 by both War Minister Muhammad Fawzi and UAR Army Chief of Staff Major General Abd-al-Munim Riyad that the Soviet Union had promised to provide the UAR with advanced aircraft to offset any sale of U.S. Phantom aircraft to Israel. (Field Comment. Source did not have any details as to type or number of aircraft.)
2.
Field Dissem. CINCMEAFSA (also sent Cairo.)
  1. Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, United Arab Republic, Vol. VII, Cables and Memos, 6/68-1/69. Secret; Routine; No Foreign Dissem.