FOREIGN RELATIONS: News to the Ambassador

One of the hotly debated details of the Suez crisis is whether Secretary of State Dulles provoked Egypt's Premier Nasser into seizing the Canal by a too-precipitate cancellation of U.S. funds for Egypt's dream project, the Aswan Dam. There is some evidence that Nasser had decided to nationalize the Canal long before Dulles canceled Aswan. Last week came evidence that Dulles' decision was so precipitate that the U.S. Ambassador in Cairo first learned about it from the newspapers.

Testimony to this effect was given to the Senate Foreign Relations-Armed Services Committee by the then ambassador, Henry Byroade, Assistant Secretary of State...

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