November 2, 1956

BUDAPEST UPRISING: London, Oct 30 – The Soviet army began to withdraw from Budapest yesterday. Prime Minister Imre Nagy has been negotiating with the rebels. According to some estimates, 15,000 people have been killed, including 2,500 Russians. SUEZ WAR: London, Oct 31 – British and French warships and aircraft last night began bombing military targets in Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia and Port Said. Seven people were killed in Cairo. The Egyptian President, Colonel Abdel Gamal Nasser, said that the Egyptians would defend their territory to the last man. The United States is completely opposed to its two Western allies. US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles expressed his government’s displeasure at the unilateral intervention by Britain and France in the dispute between Israel and Egypt. It has been announced that UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold has submitted his resignation because «not all the members are observing the provisions of the UN Charter.» The Soviet Union and Yugoslavia have submitted proposals for actions such as an emergency session of the UN General Assembly to make decisions on the issue.

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