Yemen: Diplomacy in the Desert

With the mud and fog of Yemen's winter came a lull in the fighting between royalist guerrillas and the rebels who overthrew Imam Mohamed el Badr three months ago. But the danger remained that the distant little struggle could bring bloody conflict to other parts of the Middle East. In the hopes of isolating the feud, President Kennedy rushed off notes to Egypt's Nasser, Crown Prince Feisal of Saudi Arabia, Jordan's King Hussein and Rebel Leader Abdullah al Sallal, who now calls himself President of Yemen.

The Kennedy plan: Nasser's troops, which have been supporting the rebels, should withdraw from Yemen...

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