The Middle East: A Distant Peace

In the aftermath of their Khartoum summit meeting, some Arab nations finally began to patch up their quarrels with one another. They also began to deal more rationally with the West. Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Libya dropped their oil embargo against the U.S. and Britain and reaffirmed their promise to subsidize Egypt and Jordan to the tune of $392 million a year as long as "traces of Israeli aggression" persist. Egypt and Sudan restored landing rights to Britain's BOAC, and Egypt was on the verge of allowing T.W.A. back into Cairo. Even those two archenemies among the Arabs—Egypt's Gamal Abdel...

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