July 7, 1957 Suez Canal Crisis


A Cairo dispatch to the New York Times, stated that Egypt, in concert with other Arab members of the Arab League, was preparing to challenge Israel’s rights to her Port of Elath in the Gulf of Aqaba; freedom of shipping in the Gulf, as well as the contention of the United States and other maritime powers that the Straits of Tiran and the Gulf of Aqaba comprehend international waters and as such must assure freedom of shipping to ships of all nations, including Israel.

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