At Cairo on Wednesday (August 1) there was a big welcome home for the Egyptian Foreign Minister Dr.
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Background: At Cairo on Wednesday (August 1) there was a big welcome home for the Egyptian Foreign Minister Dr. Hassan El-Zayyat who was returning from the United Nations, where he had argued his country's case against Israel at the U.N. Security Council debates on the Middle East.
The debate was seen as a personal success for Dr. Zayyat in the campaign to put the Arab case on the Middle East crisis to the world.
Last week the Egyptian President Anwar Sadat said that the use of the United States veto of a draft resolution deploring the Israeli occupation of Arab territories had unmasked the Americans as all-out supporters of Israel.
At the airport Dr. Zayyat spoke briefly to the Press. He would not comment on the United States veto but said he was grateful for the support received from the rest of the world.
SYNOPSIS: At Cairo airport on Wednesday the Egyptian Foreign Minister Dr. Hassan El-Zayyat arrived home from the United Nations where he had been putting his country's case against Israel.
Dr. Zayyat was given a warm welcome. The resumed session of the United Nations Security Council debate on the Middle East was seen as a personal success for him. It was an important part of Egypt's diplomatic campaign to explain their cause to the world.
During the debate the Egyptian Foreign Minister asked the U.N. to declare the policies of Israel outside the law.
He asked if Egyptian resistance was to be supported by the principle of collective security, or would Egypt have to go it alone.
The most dramatic moment of the debate came when the United States used its veto to stop a draft resolution deploring the Israeli occupation of Arab territories. Last week the Egyptian President Anwar Sadat said this veto had unmasked the United States as an all-out supporter of Israel.
At a Press conference Dr. Zayyat expressed gratitude for the support of the rest of world, but would not comment on the U.S. veto.