LAKE SUCCESS (Jan. 23)
Karl Lisicky, chairman of the U.N. Implementation Commission, today told a press conference that the Commission considers the Palestine security problem of such great importance that it has decided “it should be treated separately.” For that reason, he explained, no recommendations on implementation of the partition decision will be included in the first monthly report which the Commission will submit to the Security Council.
A special report on implementation may follow the monthly report, Lisicky said. He indicated that the supplementary report would give the whole problem of implementation exclusive emphasis apart from other problems. He added that the question of requesting an international police force for Palestine was under consideration.
Lisicky evaded a direct answer as to when the Commission will leave for Palestine. He said that a large number of small problems must first be tackled, A Jewish provisional government could be set up from Lake Success, he indicated, although he did not say that such a procedure was being contemplated.
Other members of the Commission indicated at the press conference that unless the Security Council implements the United Nations partition decision, the carrying out of that decision by the Commission will be a difficult job. The press conference was the first ever held by the Commission.