JERUSALEM (Mar. 18)
American Consul-General Robert Macatse, replying today to criticism of the U.S. Government in the Arab prose for the FBT raids on the Arab Office in Washington, said that the searches were a “routine inspection” under the provisions of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
(Acting Secretary of State Dean Acheson said in Washington today that the complaint by the Iraq Government against the FBI raids is under active consideration. He added that he was unaware that the searched had been continuing for a week, but that the matter was under the j### of the Justice Department. The State announced Later that the Syrian Government has also protested the raids).