THE MIDDLE EAST: Another Twist of the Tail

Retreating unhappily from Iran, Great Britain last week faced the possibility of even more serious trouble from a Middle East nation whose friendship she needs even more: Egypt.

The Egyptian government had read a shrewd lesson from the doings in Iran: defy the once mighty lion, and Britain will send, not battleships, but emissaries with offers. Last week old (74), ailing Mustafa El Nahas Pasha, a spent revolutionary and perennial Premier, began to apply the lesson: he demanded that Britain get out of Egypt and the Sudan.

Before a mass meeting in Alexandria, El Nahas Pasha cried, "The colonizers [Great Britain]...

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