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Soviet Ambassador Denies That Anti-jewish Laws Are Still in Effect in Rumania

Soviet Ambassador Andrei A. Gromyko today denied a charge by Rep. Emanuel Cellar that anti-Jewish laws are still in effect in certain portions of Russian-occupied Rumania.

Pointing out that article six of the armistice with Rumania “binds the Rumanian Government to revoke any discriminatory legislation and all restrictions resulting from them.” the Ambassador told the New York congressman that his supposition “has absolutely no basis.”

“There is no doubt,” Gromyko wrote in a letter of reply to Cellar, “that the Allied Control Commission is watching over the fulfillment of this article as well as the other articles of the armistice agreement. I may, for your information, notify you, that all anti-Jewish laws have been annulled in Rumania in accordance with article six of the armistice agreement.”