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Artist or CreatorNicholas Garland
Title or Caption"Hang on a bit longer and we'll try to think of soemthing!"
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Telegraph
Date04 Feb 1970
Person DepictedKosygin; Alexei
Nasser; Gamal Abdel (1918-1970)
Brezhnev; Leonid Ilyich (1906-1982)
NotesNews: 4 Feb: Kosygin sent messages to Harold
Wilson, Georges Pompidou and Richard Nixon expressing Russia's concern at the growing scale
of Israel bombing deep inside Egypt and of the increased fighting on the Israel-Syrian
frontier. If the Arab states neighbouring Israel continued to be subjected to air attacks
there was a clear warning the at the Soviet Government would send the latest MiG 23
fighters to Egypt with Soviet pilots. The aim of Kosygin's message was to demonstrate
striking support for the Arabs in the face of growing disillusionment and increased demands
for arms and to dissuade President Nixon from sending further Phantom jets to Israel. The
British reply made clear that the British Government shared the Soviet concern and wished
to renew their efforts for a peaceful solution.
SubjectsArab-Israeli war 1973-1993
Middle East
peace proposals
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