The World: Egypt's Hatem: A Dangerous Situation

Deputy Premier Mohammed Abdel Kader Hatem is Egypt's No. 2 man, second only to President Anwar Sadat. Last week, in an interview with TIME'S Diplomatic Editor Jerrold L. Schecter and Correspondent Wilton Wynn, he talked about his country's aims and thoughts at what seemed to be the end of the fourth Middle East war. According to Hatem, Egypt was eager "for the United Nations to send an emergency force to supervise the cease-fire and withdrawal of Israeli forces. " The Soviet Union's offer to send troops to the Middle East, he added, was "an...

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