Ike talks about Suez


At 7 p.m. on October 31, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower addressed the nation on international affairs. After discussing Soviet intervention in Hungary, he turned to the Suez Crisis. He criticized the British/French/Israeli decision to wrest control of the Sinai Peninsula and Suez Canal from Egypt. President Gamal Abdel Nasser had nationalized the British and French-owned Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez (the Suez Canal Company) on July 26, 1956.

National Archives, Dwight D. Eisenhower Library


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