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U.s.-british Consultations on Palestine Continue in London, Truman Reveals

President Truman said today that consultations on Palestine between the United States and British governments are continuing in London. He told his press conference that no American observers would be sent to London for the forthcoming British-Jewish-Arab conversations, declaring that the United States is not interested in these talks.

Asked about his reply to Great Britain on the Palestine problem, the President said the substance of his answer had been made public. All he was trying to do, he said, was to get 100,000 Jewish refugees into Palestine. The Grady-Morrison “Federation plan” for Palestine is still under consideration, Mr. Truman stated.

The President was asked whether he would approve a $300,000,000 Arab loan as proposed in the Grady-Morrison plan. He replied that such a loan was under discussion and that he would rather not comment on it until the whole program is decided upon.