THE MIDDLE EAST: Nasser's Fury

In Egypt it was "Hate-Iran Week." Fortnight ago, President Gamal Abdel Nasser summoned home his ambassador in Teheran, and Iran's ambassador in Cairo was ordered to leave Egypt with hardly time to change from pajamas to street clothes. To speed the harried ambassador on his way, an Egyptian court attached the Iranian embassy's furniture as security for a tradesman's bill.

Nasser was moved to wrath by a recent, offhand press-conference remark by the Shah of Iran, who said that though Iran does not formally recognize Israel, it does recognize the Israeli government de facto. Iran is not...

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