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Egypt was moving away from the influence of the Soviet Union and President Anwar al-Sadat had just visited the United States for peace talks with President Jimmy Carter. There were also claims, which were denied, that the Egyptian Premier was brokering an arms deal to buy American jets for Egypt's airforce. Later in September, 1978, both Egypt and Israel were signatories to the Camp David Peace Accords.