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Artist or CreatorEmmwood [John Musgrave-Wood]
Title or CaptionHot seat
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Mail
Date05 Feb 1970
Embedded text or transcriptMiddle East
Person DepictedNixon; Richard M. (Richard Milhous), (1913-1994)
Kosygin; Alexei
Dayan; Moshe (1915-1981)
Nasser; Gamal Abdel (1918-1970)
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
arm wrestling
peace proposals
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
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