INTERNATIONAL: War on Capitulations

When British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden signed the Anglo-Egyptian treaty in the magnificent "Locarno Room" of the British Foreign Office (TIME, Sept. 7) he intimated that Britain was no longer Egypt's boss but her "partner." As an earnest of good will the British Government promised to urge at Geneva admission of Egypt to the League of Nations, promised to ask eleven other States, which like Britain have long enjoyed extraterritorial rights ("capitulations") for their citizens in Egypt, to surrender them.

Last week Egypt was still not a member of the League of...

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