EGYPT: Nasser's Revenge

"I look at Americans and say: may you choke to death on your fury."

So cried Egypt's Dictator Gamal Abdel Nasser early last week as he presided over the dedication of a new Cairo refinery. While Soviet Ambassador to Egypt Evgeny Kiselev nodded approvingly in the audience, Nasser spluttered his anger at the U.S. withdrawal of its offer to build the billion-dollar Aswan Dam, and branded as "lies" the U.S. explanation that it acted because of the shakiness of the Egyptian economy (TIME, July 30). Choking on his own fury. Nasser promised:...

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