Yemen: When Friends Fall Out

On his way to Moscow for the 50th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, Abdullah Sallal, the President of Republican Yemen, stopped off in Cairo to see his erstwhile benefactor, Gamal Abdel Nasser. He could hardly have expected a warm reunion. Nasser had grown tired of propping up the unpopular Sallal, whose refusal to make peace with the Yemeni Royalists had cost him the support of even his own followers. Even so, Sallal was unprepared for the reception he got. In a brief and chilly meeting, Nasser advised him to resign and go into...

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