Telegram from Maurice Couve de Murville to Antoine Pinay on the Egyptian-Soviet arms agreement (Washington, 2 October 1955)

On 2 October 1955, Maurice Couve de Murville, French Ambassador to Washington, sends a telegram to Antoine Pinay in which he gives details of a conversation with Charles Shuckburgh, Assistant Under-Secretary of State in the British Foreign Office, on the consequences of the Egyptian-Soviet arms agreement. Charles Shuckburgh is concerned at the growing influence of the USSR in the region and outlines the various options available to deal with it. He particularly emphasises how importance it is for the Western powers to strengthen their position among the other Arab states.

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Source: M. Couve de Murville, ambassadeur de France à Washington, à M. Pinay, ministre des Affaires étrangères: Washington, 2 octobre 1955, T. nos 5404 à 5414. Réservé. Dans: Ministère des Affaires étrangères. Commission de publication des documents diplomatiques français. Documents diplomatiques français: 1955, Tome II, 1er juillet-31 décembre. Paris: Imprimerie nationale, 1988. Numéro du document 263. pp. 596-599.

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