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Artist or CreatorWilliam Papas
Title or CaptionMiddle East
Extent1 item
Published byThe Guardian
Date04 Feb 1970
FormatArtwork
Embedded text or transcriptPeace
Person DepictedWilson; Harold (1916-1995)
Pompidou; Georges (1911-1974)
Nixon; Richard M. (Richard Milhous), (1913-1994)
Kosygin; Alexei
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
France
Middle East
Russia
UK
USA
carrots
donkeys
peace proposals
Copyright contact detailsMary.Andrews@guardian.co.uk
Location of artworkBritish Cartoon Archive
Relates to cartoon17200

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