MIDDLE EAST: Kneeling to Allah, Not to Leonid

Through most of a 3-hr. 15-min. stem-winder to Egypt's People's Assembly last week, President Anwar Sadat was in an amiable mood. But in the final five minutes he turned sternly serious, and then he dropped his bombshell. "The Soviet Union," he declared, "is trying to bring us to our knees. But I will get on my knees before no one but Allah." Amid ringing cheers, Sadat then demanded that the parliament unilaterally abrogate Egypt's treaty of friendship and cooperation with the Soviet Union because Moscow is no longer providing the military support that the 1971 pact was supposed to...

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