Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmi assured United States Senators on Thursday (15 August) that Egypt would not try to use an American supplied nuclear reactor for developing nuclear weapons.
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Background: Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmi assured United States Senators on Thursday (15 August) that Egypt would not try to use an American supplied nuclear reactor for developing nuclear weapons.
The Foreign Minister was a guest at a luncheon given by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He had arrived in Washington four days earlier with a two-fold purpose -- to discuss American aid to Egypt and the next stages in arriving at a Middle East peace settlement.
The Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, Senator William Fulbright, said Mr. Fahmi had reiterated Egyptian assurances that Cairo would ratify a nuclear non-proliferation treaty it Israel also ratified it.
Senator Fulbright said Mr. Fahmi had also expressed thanks to the Foreign Relations Committee for approving a 250 million U.S. dollar grant (about GBP 100 million sterling) in economic aid for Egypt on Tuesday (13 August).
SYNOPSIS: The Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmi met members of the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington on Thursday. The Foreign Minster was a guest at a luncheon organised by the Committee. Committee Chairman, Senator William Fulbright said Mr. Fahmi had given an assurance that Egypt would not use American supplied nuclear power reactors to develop nuclear weapons.
The major subjects of discussion were American aid to Egypt and the next stages in the Middle East peace negotiations. A few days earlier, the Committee approved aid worth two hundred and fifty million dollars for Egypt.