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Bevin Says Britain Will Not Cancel Its Contracts to Deliver Arms to Arab States

Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin told Commons today that the British Government will not cancel its contracts to deliver arms to Arab states. He told a questioner that the equipment was being supplied for bonafide defense purposes and that precautions were being taken to prevent any of the weapons from being smuggled into Palestine.

Christopher Mayhew, Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, yesterday told Com##ms that there was nothing inconsistent about the government employing Arab Legion##ires, owing allegiance to King Abdullah of Transjordan, in Palestine, because the ##rab troops “are perfectly loyal to the policy of this government.”