sadat, anwar

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Sadat, Anwar [(ahn-wahr suh-daht, suh-dat)]

An Egyptian political leader of the twentieth century. He succeeded Gamal Abdel Nasser as president of Egypt on Nasser's death in 1970. In a bold effort to bring peace to the Middle East, he visited Israel in 1977 and signed a peace agreement with that country in 1979. He was assassinated in Egypt in 1981. (See Arab-Israeli conflict.)

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