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

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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