The Soviet Foreign Minister, Mr. Dmitri Shepilov, gave the UN Security Council on October 8 a clear indication that Russia will veto the Suez resolution put forward by Britain and France. He said the resolution merely condemned Egypt, had no constructive features and "cannot receive acceptance in the Security Council." Dr. Mahmoud Fawzy, Egyptian Foreign Minister, earlier told the Council that his country rejected the proposal for negotiation on the basis of international control of the Canal, which was a mere restatement of the position taken by Britain, France and others at the London conference. Dr. Fawzy suggested the establishment of a "body of reasonable size" to negotiate a peaceful settlement of the question. The principle of guaranteeing for all, and for all time, the freedom of navigation in the Suez Canal was the most basic among the principles which should guide the work of the negotiating body.