Nasser ordered the the Suez Canal seized and nationalized. The British were angry with the move and got support of France and Israel in an armed attak to take the canal back
We want control of Suez Canal!
Where were you guys Two Days ago!
The soviets were eager to exploit Arab Nationalism and gain foothold in the Middle east. They provided military aid from Czechoslovakia to the Egyptian government and helped Egypt construct the Aswan on the Nile River after the Us refused to support the project
We can take advantage of this and get Nasser to side with us. Capatilism must fall!
The response of President Dwight Eisenhower’s administration was measured. It warned the Soviets that reckless talk of nuclear conflict would only make matters worse, and cautioned Khrushchev to refrain from direct intervention in the conflict.
Let the Soviets know that if the continue their threats we shall command A direct war !!
We soviets will rain Nuclear weapons if Israeli-French-British force do not withdraw
To the British, who think they know it all, French and Israelis: withdraw NOW or the USA will have economic sanctions on all three of of you if you continue with the attack!!
The threats did their work. The British and French forces withdrew by December.
Israel finally bowed to U.S. pressure in March 1957.