Soviet Threat in Middle East

Archive Report

Alarm Over Soviet Penetration of Mideast

Russian penetration of the middle east moved another step toward accomplishing its major purpose, which is ultimate Communist domination of that strategic region, when a clique of pro-Soviet Syrian army officers gained effective control of the government of Syria in mid-August. The Soviet success in Syria greatly enhanced the Russian capacity for trouble-making in one of the world's most unstable areas and seriously alarmed the United States and its Western allies. Notes delivered at the Kremlin Sept. 24 by Great Britain, France, and the United States accused the Soviet Union of aggravating an explosive situation through propaganda operations and by shipping arms to countries of the Middle East.

Secretary of State Dulles, addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. ...

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