COMMENTS OF UAR OFFICIAL ABROAD CONCERNING FUTURE OF UAR PRESIDENT NASIR AND SO

Created: 6/15/1967

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SUBJECT I FUT URE UAR

PRESIDENT' NASIR AND SOVIET TACTICS IN THE UNITED NAT TONS K RE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT

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CURRENT SOVIET PROPOSALPECIAL SESSION OF THEMAY WELL DAMAGE RATHER THAN HELP THE UAR IN THE LONGTHE SPECIAL SESSION COULD BUILD PRESSURES WIT HIN THEOF NATIONSETTLEMENT WITH ISRAEL ON TERMSBE MUCH WORSE THAN THOSE RESULTING FROM AWHICH THE UAR CONTINUED TO ENGAG^NDELAYING ACTT HINTHE SECURITY

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SO READILY ACQUIESCED TO THE SOVIET MOVE FOR THE SPECIAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION.

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