THE MIDDLE EAST: Points of Conflict

Gathering his experts about him, Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden got set to visit the U.S. this week. The major problem on his agenda was finding Anglo-American agreement on the Middle East where, warned Eden, "a universal explosion could easily be touched off."

Before leaving England, Eden sought to quell the domestic discontent with his leadership: "I want everyone to understand this," he told a Tory audience. "This country is not on its way down, and this government is not on its way out." But most of his hours were spent on preparing the diplomatic briefs he will present in...

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