Middle East: Anti-Communist Rally

The Arab world rallied last week behind Gamal Abdel Nasser in his defiance of Communist attacks and joined heartily in his counterblasts, all set off when the Kremlin's propagandists ventured to criticize Nasser's stern repression of Egyptian Communists (TIME, June 16). Said Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Ibrahim Sowail: "We will not abide Soviet attacks on any Arab country and least of all on the U.A.R., our biggest sister." Top officials in Yemen, Morocco and Lebanon took the Soviets to task for being "unfair" to an Arab neighbor. Arab propagandists took up the cudgels in their own fashion. "Communism," the...

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