World: Camp David Doubletalk?

Was Egyptian President Anwar Sadat misled into signing the 1978 Camp David accords? Writing in the winter issue of Foreign Policy, Hermann Eilts, former U.S. Ambassador to Cairo and a participant in the Camp David summit, contends that Sadat set aside some of his misgivings partly because of two assurances he received from President Carter, neither of which was fulfilled. One was that the U.S. could "deliver" Saudi support for the agreement. Contends Eilts: "Carter believed—on what basis is unclear—that anything the Egyptians accepted other Arabs would have to accept." A few days...

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