World: Middle East: Between Hope And Menace

AS Egypt's President Gamal Abdel Nasser lingered in Moscow, extending his stay once, twice, then a third time, statesmen in a score of capitals wondered what was up. Were the Russians, mindful of recent U.S. warnings, finally trying to strong-arm their client into seriously considering the latest peace plan put forward by U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers? Or were the Russians and Egyptians taking all that time to check out a new shopping list of late-model Soviet weapons? When Nasser finally ended his 19-day visit last week and flew back to Cairo,...

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