The Egyptian Cabinet had an emergency meeting in Cairo on Thursday (25 October) to discuss the ceasefire situation in the Middle East.
The Egyptian Cabinet had an emergency meeting in Cairo on Thursday (25 October) to discuss the ceasefire situation in the Middle East. Present at the meeting were three of Egypt's Deputy Premiers -- Mr. Mamdouh Salem, Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hatem and Mr. Abdul Aziz Higazi. They were joined by the Minister of Military Production, General Ahmed Badri, and other cabinet members.
The meeting took place as the Egyptian leadership was reported to be having doubts about the second ceasefire called by the Security Couno??? Reports from Cairo suggested that Egypt felt the ceasefire was a "trick" which would result in the loss of some of Egypt's biggest gains in the war. As the Ministers went into conference, diplomatic efforts continued to be made to bring the warring parties together under the terms of the United Nations resolution.
Later that evening, President Sadat appealed to both the United States and the Soviet Union to send troops to "supervise Israel's implementation of the ceasefire." The Egyptian President also instructed his Foreign Minister, Dr. Mohammed Hassan El-Sayyat to call for an urgent meeting of the Security Council to consider alleged violations of the ceasefire by Israel. The Egyptian Third Army was reported to be surrounded by Israeli troops near the Southern end of the Suez Canal.