SUEZ: Deadlock in Cairo

The omens for diplomatic success were far from promising as the five-nation Menzies committee landed in Cairo. Within hours of arrival. Nasser's government locked up a fourth British businessman on charges of spying against Egypt. The British embassy announced that 1,400 nationals, including half its staff's dependents, had been evacuated from Egypt "because of the present grave situation." The Orient Line shifted three liners from the Suez route to sail the long way around the Cape of Good Hope. In a saber-rattling speech that old Socialist, France's Foreign Minister Christian Pineau, compared Nasser to Hitler and demanded "a very clear...

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