Middle East Journey

Osborne, John
June 1974
New Republic;6/29/74, Vol. 170 Issue 26, p10
Focuses on the journey of the U.S. President Richard Nixon in the Middle East. Role of King Hussein of Jordan in improving the foreign relationships between the U.S. and the Arab world; Efforts of Nixon and his Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, to bring a beneficial change in the relationships between the U.S. and the previously hostile Arab world; Speeches and addresses of Nixon during public gatherings at Cairo; Goal of the foreign travel of Nixon to improve foreign relations of the U.S. with the Middle East; Humiliation suffered by Nixon in Jerusalem, when he offered toast to former Prime Minister Golda Meir before offering the required toast to Israel's President, Ephraim Katzir; Discussion of Nixon with King Faisal, of Saudi Arabia, on matters like American arms for Saudi Arabia and oil; Promise of the U.S. material and technological aid to Egypt.


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