Courting Sadat: The Heath Government and Britain’s Arms Sales to Egypt, 1970-1973

@article{Hughes2020CourtingST,
  title={Courting Sadat: The Heath Government and Britain’s Arms Sales to Egypt, 1970-1973},
  author={Geraint Hughes},
  journal={The International History Review},
  year={2020},
  volume={43},
  pages={317 - 332}
}
  • G. Hughes
  • Published 5 April 2020
  • Political Science
  • The International History Review
Abstract On 18 July 1972 the Egyptian President Anwar Sadat expelled the Soviet military contingent from his country, signalling his intention to re-align Egypt with the Western powers. In response, the British government under its Prime Minister, Edward Heath, sought to encourage Sadat’s defection from the Soviet orbit by supporting arms transfers to Egypt. The Heath government’s approach was influenced both by strategic as well as commercial factors, but despite its intentions limited…