As the world waited to see if President Camille Chamoun of the Lebanon would call in Western Military aid to stem the dissolution of his country, the Secretary-General of UNO, Mr.
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Background: As the world waited to see if President Camille Chamoun of the Lebanon would call in Western Military aid to stem the dissolution of his country, the Secretary-General of UNO, Mr. Dag Hammarskjoeld returned to Beirut, the Lebanese capital, for eleventh hour talks with the President on Wednesday, June 24.
The Secretary-General had flown in from Cairo where he had talks on the shaking Middle East situation with President Nasser who according to the Lebanon in the blowlamp directed at the Lebanese tinderbox.
Observers believe that Dag brought back from Cairo little to satisfy the President. The silently diplomatic Secretary-General would only limit himself to say that "everything will be settled soon." But this is not the view of on-the-spot observers in Beirut, now looking like a besieged city, nor is it the view of President Chamoun who told a Press conference that if his Government force his hand there will be no other cause than to appeal for Western intervention.
Such an intervention is seen by observers as another "Suez Affair," and the Soviet Union has already made it plain the she views it as "aggression," which "peace-loving states" would be obliged to stop.