Unscop Secretariat Instructed by U.N. to Protest Refusal to Admit Frank
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Unscop Secretariat Instructed by U.N. to Protest Refusal to Admit Frank

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United Nations officials said today that further instructions were being sent to the UNSCOP secretariat in Jerusalem in connection with the Lebanese discrimination against Gerold Frank, special correspondent of (##) Jewish Telegraphic Agency, in the granting of a visa to accompany the inquiry (##) mission to Palestine.

The United Nations is taking the position that there must be no discrimination (##) inst any correspondents accredited to the United Nations commission. Officials (##)e point out the precedent established in the case of the Balkans commission when (##)ania sought to bar an Associated Press correspondent. At that time, the United Nations insisted that under the London convention this correspondent could not be (##)red on personal grounds. The same situation is described as prevailing in the (##)nk case.

Adrian Pelt, Acting Secretary-General, last night cabled Dr. Victor Hoo, chief (##) the UNSCOP secretariat, to remind the Lebanese Government of the London convention. (##) cable, which was sent before the U.N. had received official word that Frank had been barred, was motivated by the original Lebanese decision not to grant visas (##) Jewish correspondents.

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