United States President Lyndon Johnson said Monday (June 19) that troops must be withdrawn in the aftermath of the war in the Middle East.
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Background: United States President Lyndon Johnson said Monday (June 19) that troops must be withdrawn in the aftermath of the war in the Middle East. He made the statement in a major foreign policy speech before a group of educators at the State Department in Washington.
The President also said that Israel and the Arab nations must be the peacemakers in the situation. He promised U.S. support through the United Nations and through other methods.
In discussing the Mid-East situation, Mr. Johnson said the United States was committed to peace in the area based on five principles:
1)"The recognised right of national life."
2)"Justice for the refugees."
3)"Innocent maritime passage."
4)"Limits on the wasteful and destructive arms race."
5)"Political independence and territorial integrity for all."
One way to prevent an arms race in the Mid-East, Mr. Johnson said, would be to have the United Nations record the amount of arms each of the Middle Eastern nations receive from foreign countries.
Mr. Johnson also touched on the Vietnam conflict. He said the United States will continue to ??? until North Vietnam agrees to give up its designs to seize South Vietnam.