Foreign News: My Own Idea

Egypt's Strongman Gamal Abdel Nasser last week defended his purchase of arms from the Communists, denied that he intends to start a war with Israel, and behaved like a man convinced that his spoon is long enough to sup with the devil.

"I know they are saying that [Soviet Ambassador Daniil] Solod is the world's | greatest salesman," Nasser told TIME-LIFE

Correspondent Keith Wheeler, in a midnight interview at his house, "but that is not quite the way it was. It was my own idea. I had hesitated for two months, but at last in June, I called for Solod and I...

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