U.S. Not Considering Withdrawal of Arms Embargo from Middle East, State Dept. Says

The State Department today flatly denied reports that consideration was being given to withdrawal of the embargo on shipment of arms to Middle East countries. A report to this effect was broadcast last night by a Washington columnist who said that the State Department may lift the arms embargo this week.

The State Department also denied a report that the Arabian-American Oil Company had installed an air-conditioning unit at the company’s expense in the Washington apartment of Loy Henderson, chief of the Division of Near Eastern and African Affairs of the State Department.

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